Marketplace Money for November 24-25, 2007

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The guru's guide to comfort

Just because you're stuck in coach doesn't mean you have to suffer. Tess asks Matt Daimler, the man behind SeatGuru, how to get the best seat in the house.
Posted In: Travel
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Straight Story: Giving thanks

Chris Farrell thinks back on the financial stories he's been thankful for this year. On the list: the Fed chairman, the health insurance debate and pension reform.
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Trade misery for miles

Frustrated when you can't find a non-stop flight? Some people actually seek out stopovers. Tess talks to Wired Magazine writer Dave Demerjian about the art of the "mileage run."
Posted In: Travel
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Educating Rico: Lost in translation

Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series "Educating Rico." This time our hero takes a trip to the emergency room -- overseas.
Posted In: Travel
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Marketplace Money Mailbag

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week -- vacation homes, deducting tuition costs, socially responsible investing and small business grants.
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Buzzword: Block time

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. We takes a look at a phrase sure to pop up this holiday travel season: "block time."
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Work Life: Airline pilot

On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we take to the skies with airline pilot Marc-Antoine Plourde.
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Vacation tip: Leave the laptop behind

Even when we go on vacation, we stay tethered to the office. Marketplace's Sam Eaton investigates why American workers have such a hard time cutting the cord.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel
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A home away from home

Would you hand over your keys to complete strangers in order to stay in an exotic locale for free? Tess talks to house swappers about their travels.
Posted In: Travel
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See the world on a shoestring

Is your desire to get away bigger than your vacation fund? Marketplace's Stephen Hoffman has tips for traveling the world on a budget.
Posted In: Travel

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Going Blank Again
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Post Minstrel Syndrome

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