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Job files: lifeguard

Aug 5, 2005
Most people relax when they're poolside. Except for the one with the whistle.

The "Buzzword": Gigawatt

Jul 29, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <i>Marketplace Money</i> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance -- " Gigawatt." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it? And do you know how to pronounce it?

The "Straight Story" from Chris Farrell: Health Care Reform, Now

Jul 29, 2005
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." This week, Chris unplugs the Congressional PR Machine.

The Magic Number

Jul 29, 2005
Your credit score has the power to influence your interest rates, your car payment, even your job. But what influences your credit score? Tanya Ott finds out.

Lining up by the thousands

Jul 28, 2005
In rural Appalachia, it pays to arrive early for your annual doctor's appointment. Reporter Julia DeBruicker joined the crowd this year.
Posted In: Health

Day In The Work Life: Sound Check

Jul 22, 2005
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money - we sample sound effects with a movie Foley artist.
Posted In: Jobs

Costs of Cost Cutting Travel

Jul 22, 2005
We've all read the screaming headlines on the web. Fly to Hawaii for 150 bucks. Or visit Santiago in the summer for less than $300 dollars. Last minute travel fares sound great on paper, but what are the hidden fees and hassles lurking behind the cheap rates? We asked Rachel Dornhelm to find out.

Money Magazine's – Best Places to Live

Jul 16, 2005
<i>Money</i> magazine’s Ellen McGirt gives us a sneak preview of the magazine's annual list of top places to call home sweet home in America.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Hidden Costs of Cost Cutting Travel

Jul 16, 2005
We've all read the screaming headlines on the web. Fly to Hawaii for 150 bucks. Or visit Santiago in the summer for less than $300. Last minute travel fares sound great on paper, but what are the hidden fees and hassles lurking behind the cheap rates? We asked Rachel Dornhelm to find out.

Big Pharma and You

Jul 8, 2005
We've all seen the television ads promoting drugs that promise better health and a seemingly better lifestyle. This month, pharmaceutical companies plan to limit those direct-to-consumer drug ads -- but they're not going away. How's a consumer to know what you need and what you want? <i>Marketplace Money's</i> Scott Tong has more.

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