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Connecting with your cell phone

Feb 23, 2007
OK, where do you start? Pre-paid plans? Pay-as-you-go? And what type of phone should you get? Consumers face a lot of choices in the cellular market. So we sent Sean Cole to investigate.

The policyholder strikes back

Feb 23, 2007
Health insurances companies might deny your claim, but now you can get help. Helen Palmer shows you what you can do if you've been turned down.
Posted In: Economy

Tax File: When to hire an accountant

Feb 23, 2007
Marketplace Money's Tax File helps make your tax life easier, with advice and information on credits, deductions, retirement contributions, preparing your own taxes and much more. In our second installment, Tess Vigeland talks with Tom Herman, the Wall Street Journal tax columnist. Find out when you should hire an accountant, and when you can do it yourself.
Posted In: Taxes

Day in the Work Life: The job search

Feb 23, 2007
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we scout the field with an executive headhunter.
Posted In: Jobs

NASCAR willing to consider biofuel

Feb 23, 2007
GM is urging NASCAR to follow the IndyCar Series' lead and switch over to ethanol-based fuel as U.S. automakers try to push the alternative into the mainstream. And NASCAR isn't scoffing at the idea.
Posted In: Auto, Sports

Expect higher prices — it's natural

Feb 22, 2007
The announcement that Whole Foods will pay about $565 million for its smaller rival, Wild Oats, worries commentator Alex Markels. He says the deal will just add to the rising prices of natural foods — like organic kale.
Posted In: Retail

Inflation? I don't want to hear it!

Feb 22, 2007
What do you do if your economy is overheated and inflation is spiraling out of control? If you're the Argentina president, you shoot the messenger. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy

Day in the Work Life: The nanny

Feb 22, 2007
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we kid around with a nanny.
Posted In: Jobs

Self-filers beware: 1040s missing deductions

Feb 22, 2007
Billions of dollars in tax deductions may slip by filers this year because of a few omitted lines on 2006 tax forms. They were already at the printers by the time Congress extended the missing deductions.
Posted In: Taxes

Sex doesn't sell after all

Feb 22, 2007
How's this for an advertising conundrum: A new study suggests that while people might prefer to watch TV shows with sexual content, they're less likely to remember the commercials in between.

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