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Features by Richard Core

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...

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

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

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...

Some fun facts about Ski Dubai

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

A Glimpse

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

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...

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...

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...

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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