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Buzzword: Botnet

Jan 12, 2007
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance -- "Botnet." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Jobs

Day in the Work Life: The inspiration

Jan 12, 2007
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life' - our regular look at how folks trade time for money - we sketch with an artist's model.
Posted In: Jobs

Bringing back Orville Redenbacher

Jan 12, 2007
Orville Redenbacher died over a decade ago, but ConAgra is introducing a new popcorn ad that features a digitized likeness of the bow-tied icon of Americana.

Flat gadgets, flat profits

Jan 11, 2007
Consumers keep buying bigger, better flat-panel TVs and sleeker, skinnier mobile phones — but electronics makers aren't seeing fat profits. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Retail

First taste of Texas tea

Jan 11, 2007
A prospector struck oil near the city of Beaumont, Texas this week back in 1901. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.

Oil-drilling leases to get further scrutiny

Jan 10, 2007
The Bush administration has raised the cost for leases that allow oil and natural gas companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico. But critics say loopholes in the leases could still cost the U.S. billions. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

Globally, U.S. housing market hits home

Jan 10, 2007
What happens in the U.S. housing market could have a global effect, according to a United Nations report. Alisa Roth has more.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Work and family high on Dems' agenda

Jan 10, 2007
Congressional Democrats have a lot on their list that might be of interest to working families. Hillary Wicai talks to Kai Ryssdal from Washington.

Minimum wage hike, minimum effect

Jan 9, 2007
The House is expected to pass an increase in the federal minimum wage tomorrow. But economist and commentator Susan Lee says an increase isn't the best way to help those who might need it most.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Feeding on myths, stories and image

Jan 9, 2007
Author Barry Glassner says for many Americans it's not "You are what you eat," it's "You eat what you think you are." He talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "The Gospel of Food."
Posted In: Retail

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