Marketplace Money for February 19, 2005

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Marketplace Money for February 19, 2005

Look Ahead

What you need to know today about next week.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Identity Theft

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, an industry giant admitted it was a target of a huge identity theft scheme. Chris has a few choice words for Choicepoint.

From the Money Matters Desk: Smart Phones

Many wireless customers are switching to phones that broadcast TV signals, play music, and take pictures. On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we raise our smart-phone IQ with Rael Dornfest, Chief Technology Officer for tech publisher O'Reilly Media.

Wine Caves

Wine appreciation has gone mainstream. "Sideways," a film about two friends on a California wine-tasting trip is up for 5 Academy Awards at next week's Oscars. Reporter Angela Frucci goes underground to give us a taste of the newest trend among wine hobbyists.

"Day in the Work Life": A Childcare Provider

In an effort to decrease the deficit, the president's 2006 budget calls for cutting or freezing spending on more than 100 domestic programs. One of the programs is subsidized childcare. On this week's A Day in the Work Life...our regular look at how folks trade their time for money... we visit with a childcare provider.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": Schedule Creep

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 - "Schedule Creep." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for February 19, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on buying individual stocks, choosing between an IRA and a Roth, and trashing personal documents.
Posted In: Investing

Tax Savings Tips

Before April 15th sneaks up on you, get smart about ways you can save on your taxes. Money Magazine's Ellen Stark offers some tax tips.
Posted In: Jobs

Employee's Rights

Can your private life get you publicly canned? In almost 40 states, you can be fired for what you do off of the clock... like smoking or sending personal emails. What are your rights? Joining Kai to discuss what your employer <i>can and can’t do</i> is Janet Hill, the president of the National Employment Lawyers Association.
Posted In: Jobs

Mommy Suits'

This week, Novartis was slapped with a $100 million class-action suit. Twelve female employees claim that the pharmaceutical giant has engaged in gender and pregnancy discrimination. Maternal discrimination lawsuits like these are increasingly making their way to court. Sound Money's Hillary Wicai reports on this trend.
Posted In: Jobs

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