Marketplace Money for Friday, March 8, 2013
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Who had the best week ever? The Dow. Wall Streeters are high-fiving each other, but what does a record high mean for you? Also, whatever happened to the good ol' days when a degree from a decent school could land you a gig pretty much anywhere you pleased? These days employers want experience. And what's a movie monster worth? Plus, your reactions to a viral video on income inequality, a warning about the varying prices of generic drugs, how to sell yourself, and the cost of living with HIV.
Posted In: inequality, income inequality, ceo pay
A new viral video called "Wealth Inequality in America" has put a spotlight on CEO pay.
Posted In: internships, employment, higher education
A survey commissioned by Marketplace and The Chronicle of Higher Education reveals that what really stands out for employers in the resumes of recent college graduates is internship experience. But are colleges doing a good job preparing grads for work?
Posted In: movies, scary, monsters
From "The Walking Dead" to "Warm Bodies," zombies have experienced a resurgence in pop culture. So why do we love to watch these mindless, murderous creatures? Plus, find out what your favorite movie monster represents financially in our interactive photo.
Posted In: Taxes, wealthy
The recent federal tax increase on the top 1 percent of earners means some of the wealthiest Americans will pay taxes at the highest level since 1979. But the wealthy are also wealthier too -- and their money goes further.
Posted In: sales, job interview, Jobs
A look at the art and science of selling yourself -- something author Daniel Pink says we all do in one way or another.
Posted In: Dow, Investing
This week, the Dow hit a record high. So what does that mean for investors?
Posted In: letters
Guest host David Lazarus answers listeners' personal finance questions including advice on what to do when a elderly relative racks up big debt late in life and whether voluntarily lowering one's credit limit can negatively affect one's credit rating.
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