Marketplace Money for April 22, 2005

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Marketplace Money for April 22, 2005

The "Buzzword": Core Rate

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Core Rate." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

The Mailbag for April 22, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on selecting a piggy back loan, investing in the stock market for the first time, making a joint decision to sell a second home, and paying for a professional degree.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: The "S" Word -- Stagflation

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week: Wall Street's abuzz over the "s" word. Chris cuts through the stagflation hype.
Posted In: Economy

Faring Well in Summer Travel

Dreaming of a summer getaway? National Geographic Traveler's Christopher Elliot offers tips to save you from a travel headache.

The Dow Days of the Economy

The markets had a rough time last week, but the Dow is certainly not the economy and the economy is not the Dow. So how does each influence the other? Mesirow Financial chief economist Diane Swonk gives Kai a rundown of the current economic picture.
Posted In: Economy

From the Money Matters Desk: Go It Alone

What does it take to start a business? You're probably thinking: an original idea, lots of cash, and very little sleep. Sounds a bit overwhelming. Author Bruce Judson disagrees. He tells Kai it's never been easier to call the shots in this week's Money Matters: our regular look at how to improve your bottom line.

The New "It" Fund -- Exchange Traded Funds

As with Hollywood actors, certain investments can suddenly become "hot." Exchange Traded Funds are the latest stock investment to get top billing. Here to explain the buzz is <i>Money Magazine's</i> Penelope Wang.
Posted In: Investing

Personal Polluter

Before you head out to celebrate Earth Day, you might want to check under your car hood. Michigan Radio's Rebecca Williams drives a car that’s leaking oil. And it’s going to cost her a lot of money to fix it. What would you do if you found out you’re a pretty big polluter?

Guaranteeing Sick Leave

Some groups say nearly half of American workers don't have any paid sick leave. Next week, Congress plans to take up a bill that would guarantee workers 7 paid sick days a year. From the Work and Family Desk, Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Jobs

"Day in the Work Life": Cowboy Poet

April is National Poetry Month. So, on this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we start a campfire with a poet of the prairie.
Posted In: Jobs

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