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Straight Story: Baby boomers, be gone?

Jan 19, 2007
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. Are baby boomers destroying our nation's financial future? Chris shakes his head.
Posted In: Retirement

Buzzword: Earmark

Jan 19, 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, "Earmark." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

A new way to get a loan

Jan 19, 2007
The bank's not the only place to get a loan. Online communities are matching borrowers with people willing to lend. Amy Scott went searching.

Battle of the aluminum bats

Jan 19, 2007
Lawmakers around the country are working to keep the ping of aluminum bats out of high school baseball games, saying they endanger young players, but a $240 million industry is fighting back. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: New York, Sports

CEOs worth every million

Jan 19, 2007
All those corporate scandals and years of relatively stagnant wages for the middle class and working poor have left a whole lot of folks angry over skyrocketing CEO pay. Edward Carr says it's just market forces at work.
Posted In: Jobs

Ali not the greatest endorser of all-time

Jan 19, 2007
Diana Nyad calls boxing great Muhammad Ali the "most underachieving endorser in the history of great sports heroes." He's teamed with Mars on a new line of healthy snacks, but past efforts haven't exactly been KOs.
Posted In: Sports

'The right time to start is about 10 years ago'

Jan 18, 2007
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told a Senate committee today that the United States may have to take draconian measures if the government doesn't address its unfunded obligations. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Health, Washington

Inflation watch: Consumer prices climb

Jan 18, 2007
The latest numbers from the Labor Department shoe that the Consumer Price Index rose half a percent, but economists say it's not cause for alarm. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

Sunshine State to benefit from citrus freeze

Jan 17, 2007
The dark cloud of freezing temperatures that has devastated California's citrus crops has a silver lining — for Florida. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Retail

New York gives back

Jan 17, 2007
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today a $1 billlion tax-relief package for New Yorkers. Alisa Roth reports on what this means for the Big Apple.
Posted In: New York, Taxes

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