Marketplace Money for April 17, 2004

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Marketplace Money for April 17, 2004
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"The Buzz Word": Public Employee Retirement System

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - Public Employee Retirement System. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement
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Mailbag for April 17, 2004

Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, he gives advice on emerging markets, interest-only mortgages, finding a financial planner, index funds, CD rates, and becoming a landlord.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Savings
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A 24-hour test drive

Car dealers have rolled out the newest way to reach into your wallet. Forget about power or performance. These days, more dealers are offering you a 24-hour key to your dream car. Cruise the streets, fill the trunk with groceries. For 24 hours, it's yours. Kai rides shotgun with car expert, Brian Moody, to gauge the best way to test drive a car.
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"Straight Story": CEO Compensation

It's time once again for our economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." CEO compensation continues to rise…up, up, and away. Chris is ready to pop the balloon.
Posted In: Jobs
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"Day in the Work Life": A cook's tale

Ever dreamed about having a professional chef prepare your every meal? For this week's installment of our series "A Day In the Work Life," we follow a gourmet cook as she whips up a four-star tale.
Posted In: Jobs
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The Numbers for April 17, 2004

It's time for the numbers. Each week Host Kai Ryssdal brings you the business news you didn't know you needed.
Posted In: Economy
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Misery loves...politics?

President Reagan had his version. And now Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry has his. This week Senator Kerry released his own version of the misery index, and is asking American voters: Are you more miserable now than four years ago? We decided to ask economist Mark Zandi about the politics of misery, and whether voters should pay attention to this economic attitude.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs
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Why Inflation: Interview with Jim Paulsen

Is inflation really the big bad wolf of the American economy? What exactly does it mean-and why do rising prices matter? James Paulsen, the chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management, has your answer.
Posted In: Economy
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Snap, crackle...inflation?

Browse the aisles at your local supermarket, and you'll probably notice the cost breakfast is getting a little steep. The prices of cereal, milk, and coffee are all expected to rise. Wondering if inflation is on the menu? As Sound Money's Matthew Algeo reports, it's a breakfast combo with many different ingredients.
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Day trading returns

It's baaack. Many individual investors shied away from daytrading after the bubble burst a few years ago. But, now, with the economy looking up, daytraders are warming up their computers for the next round. Andrea Dukakis files this report on a trend posed for a comeback.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

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