Marketplace Money for Friday, June 1, 2007

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Marketplace Money for Friday, June 1, 2007

Day in the Work Life: Hard work is key

Groceries and hot running water are bare essentials you can't overlook. But your necessities don't do you much good when you're locked out of the apartment. Call this guy.

Another doggone Internet scam

You think you're wise to every online money-transfer scam, but you're not immune to cute, needy puppies.

Mailbag for Friday, June 1, 2007

Chris Farrell covers buying a home with monetary gifts from your family, what to do when a company wants to buy your stocks and how to cash in a whole mess of old treasury bonds.

Learning the gift of gab

Some people are born talkers. Others without a knack for it can learn to yap at business school. Alex Goldmark demonstrates the benefits of Persuasion 101.

Straight Story: Moving up?

Chris says Americans' belief in upward mobility is heading downhill

If buying a house wasn't enough of an adrenaline rush already . . .

All you have to do to get a bargain on a house is be the fastest bidder. Tess Vigeland witnessed the action at a Los Angeles foreclosure auction.

Buzzword: Block Time

Is the Earth getting longer? Because our flights certainly are. Ask the airline, though, and they might use "block time" to distort your perception of the clock.

Phone in on a better price

New services are making it possible for store shoppers to do Internet bargain-hunting from their cell phones. Does this mean the end of retail rip-offs? Tess Vigeland talks to CNET's Brian Cooley.

Choosing whether or not to divest

Is it better to invest in a troubled region so an economy can work for change, or pull out? Tess Vigeland talks about divesting with Smith College professor Eric Reeves.

School's out, get to work!

Taking a summer job is a great way for teens to learn about the working world - and themselves. So should parents encourage their kids to skip vacation? Jeremy Hobson finds out.

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