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College savings: The 529 change

Oct 6, 2006
401Ks got a makeover this summer with the Pension Reform Act. So did 529 college saving plans. Putting money away for college just got easier. Joining Tess is Professor Sandy Baum, a senior policy analyst at the College Board.

Will NYSE traders leave the floor?

Oct 6, 2006
The New York Stock Exchange is trying a new trading system that might pose a threat to the floor traders whose loud and chaotic activities have been an integral part of its daily activities. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, New York, Wall Street

Week on Wall Street

Oct 6, 2006
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Small profits for big pharma?

Oct 5, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and economics correspondent Chris Farrell look at a new report that suggests the pharmaceutical industry may not be raking in big profits after all.
Posted In: Health

Money Matters: A road trip home

Sep 29, 2006
August brought lower home prices, but not low enough for one author. Karrie Jacobs went in search of the perfect $100,000 pad. 14,000 miles later, did she find it? Kai talks with Karrie.

Bugs for retirement

Sep 29, 2006
There are plenty of ways to save for retirement. Pick an index fund. Or use a Roth. But what about a safety net of classic VW Bugs? Tom Kramer has the story.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retirement

Easy ways to diversify your portfolio

Sep 29, 2006
It's a popular personal finance mantra: diversify, diversify, diversity. Are you as diversified as you think? Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Investing

Making it easier to find pension costs

Sep 29, 2006
The agency that sets U.S. accounting rules has issued new requirements for corporations to state pension liabilities on their balance sheets. Marketplace's Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Week on Wall Street

Sep 29, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Dallas stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson about the past week in the markets and what might lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

No hedging: Amaranth is on the way out

Sep 27, 2006
There's word today that the hedge fund that bet on natural gas prices and lost $6 billion will sell off bits of its company and pay off angry investors.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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