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Putting a price tag on a Picasso

Jan 26, 2007
Fine art's been selling like mad. It raked in record profits last year. But for most of us, arriving at a monetary value for art is a mysterious thing. Stacey Vanek Smith takes a look at how it's done.
Posted In: Economy

Credit bureau 101

Jan 26, 2007
Your credit score can determine all of your personal finance choices. So why are many Americans confused by what goes into that number? Kai interviews Jason Rich, the author of the book "Dirty Little Secrets: What the Credit Bureaus Won't Tell You."

Buzzword: Superbowl index

Jan 26, 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, "Superbowl Index." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Even Crisco trims the trans fat

Jan 26, 2007
The big blue tub of vegetable shortening that many a pie-crust baker'll swear by has joined the trans fat-free revolution. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Global health care feeling the Gates factor

Jan 26, 2007
Wealthy and well-intentioned philanthropists are changing the face of global health care, but not necessarily to a greater good. Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Laurie Garrett explains how the world is missing the big picture.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Cashing in on Oscar

Jan 26, 2007
An Academy Award nomination is as much of a boost to the bottom line as it is the ego — maybe more. Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier tells us how.
Posted In: Entertainment

Still tellin' us what's happening on Wall St.

Jan 26, 2007
Citigroup has ousted exec Todd Thomson over his relationship with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo, but yesterday the network stood behind its star anchor, saying the assignment in question was legitimate.
Posted In: Entertainment, Wall Street

Virgin record label is history

Jan 26, 2007
British record group EMI is merging its American operations. They'll be run under the Capitol label, which means Virgin is out — along with hundreds of workers. Stephen Beard has details.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment, Jobs

'Gold-plated' is in the eyes of the beholder

Jan 25, 2007
Consumer advocate Jamie Court says President Bush's proposal to tax healthcare spending above what the government thinks is too much is a raw deal for consumers who have no control over their insurance bills.
Posted In: Health, Washington

New disclosure rule for cancer research

Jan 25, 2007
In an attempt to prevent doctors involved in clinical cancer trials from leaking results to investment firms, one medical group has put a new policy in place. Janet Babin has details.
Posted In: Health

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