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Marketplace Money for March 3, 2006

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Marketplace Money for March 3, 2006

Look Ahead for March 3, 2006

What you need to know today about improving your mutual fund.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: The Risk Factor

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." This week, President Bush visits India. Chris says investors should take notice.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

"Day in the Work Life": Narrative Threads

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our look at how folks trade their time for money -- we walk the runway with a fashion designer.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": NewBank

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

The Mailbag for March 3, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, advice on managing an inheritance, buying a vacation home, and securing a mortgage after bankruptcy.
Posted In: Housing

From the Money Matters Desk: Your Own Worst Enemy

At the end of a promising job interview, you do the unthinkable. You suggest a salary way below what your worth. Can you get a do-over? On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- Author Michael Laskoff has tips to avoid the salary stumble.
Posted In: Jobs

The Myth of the Wage Gap

It is the 76-cent question: why do women earn less per dollar than men? Joining Kai to discuss paycheck politics is Heidi Hartmann, president of the Institute for Women's Policy Research.
Posted In: Jobs

Appraising an Agent

Can you negotiate? Will they filter the listings? What's the timeline? Finding a dream agent is just as important as finding your dream home. Real estate expert Elizabeth Razzi gives Kai pointers on narrowing the search.
Posted In: Housing

Fighting a Ticket

Going online can save you a trip to court. Angela Frucci reports on a speedier way to squash a speeding ticket.

Scientist... Not!

This week, President Bush signed a nuclear agreement with India. The deal calls for American technological investment and expertise. But, finding the next generation of American engineers could be an uphill battle. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Housing