Features By Richard Core

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If you're reading this, well, that's a start . . .

Welcome to "The Marketplace Reader," our new news blog. We'll be posting all sorts of items here Monday through Friday. Some of it will be...
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Questions answered on air for June 7-8

In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about private mortgage insurance, 457s vs. 403(b)s, removing a co-signer and borrowing...
Posted In: Housing, retirement savings
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An unclear view

The air here in Dubai this morning was thick. Some strange combination of sand blowing off the desert, dirt from the construction sites, and fog...
Posted In: kai ryssdal
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All Hail ... Taxi

One of the ironies of Dubai is that all the cab drivers live in Deira, and yet it's impossible to find a cab there. At least for a white guy who...
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Some fun facts about Ski Dubai

Price: 150 dirhams (about $40) for two hours...
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A Glimpse

Up at 6:40 or so, couldn't bare the cheese/processed meat/grapefruit breakfast again so...
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The New Saturday

Strangely, a Dubai DJ will play Sean Paul and The Proclaimers right next to each other. I don't know where in the city we were but the club was...
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Old and New Dubai

After a few days I finally made it down to Dubai Creek. Most of the Dubai I'd seen thus far was still under construction and almost wholly...
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First Days

I landed in Dubai on a Saturday, which is the new Sunday. That is, the work week here begins on Sunday, which makes it the new Monday. Thursday is...
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A Secret Union

As I finish washing my face, I see out of the corner of my eye someone standing right by me. About one foot away from me. Or at least that's what...

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