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A look at Bush's Social Security

Apr 14, 2005
He said he'd hit the stump for two months to drum up excitement about changing Social Security. There are just two weeks left in President Bush's cross-country campaign -- and by most accounts -- he hasn't made many converts. Today -- the first in a two-part report on where we are in the Social Security debate -- Marty Goldensohn looks at the centerpiece of the reform effort, something called the individual investment account.

U.S. Soccer... post World Cup

Apr 14, 2005
Business of sports commentator Ed Derse talks about where professional soccer is in the U.S., 10 years after the World Cup.

Best deduction ever: Trip to France

Apr 14, 2005
Over the past few days we've been hearing tales of attempted tax deductions, our way of celebrating April 15th. Los Angeles accountant Michael Eisenburg says that a trip to France might be legit.

How's that housing market

Apr 14, 2005
Are housing prices around the country about to plunge? Marketplace's money expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow while the country may not experience a pop in the housing bubble, we can expect a good-sized leak.

Don't fear the tax returns

Apr 14, 2005
With Tax Day less than 24 hours away (Friday), the Internal Revenue Service is battening down the hatches for an onslaught of tax returns. Host Tess Vigeland talks to IRS Commissioner Mark Everson about life at the IRS around tax time.

Best Deduction Ever

Apr 14, 2005
The Parakeet.

What's causing downshift in Harley sales?

Apr 13, 2005
Harley-Davidson seems to have fallen off the hog. The motorcycle manufacturer cut its shipment and earnings forecasts for this year due to weak sales, and its stock tanked as a result. Marketplace's Matthew Algeo reports on what is driving the downturn.

On the run from land reform

Apr 13, 2005
Many commercial farmers from Zimbabwe relocated to neighboring countries when land redistribution efforts began to push white farmers out of that country. Now, Gretchen Wilson reports on one family that's started over in Botswana.

Zippo lighters appear on no-fly list

Apr 13, 2005
Federal regulations already ban lighters from airplane luggage. But new rules starting Thursday will extend the embargo to "Zippo-style" lighters. Think Zippo users are happy about that? How about the company? From WHYY in Philadelphia, Joel Rose reports.

The best deduction ever? Wedding expenses...

Apr 13, 2005
Thank goodness it's not Friday - yet. Four days left to file your taxes. And then you don't have to think about W-2's, AMT's, or 1040s, for another year. Unless you're in the tax preparation business. For these folks, waving goodbye the filing deadline just means saying hello to audit season. As April 15th approaches, we've asked some tax pros to itemize some of their favorite deductions. This week: an accountant hears from a client who wants to deduct his daughter's wedding.

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