Marketplace Money for November 3, 2006

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Marketplace Money for November 3, 2006

Housing market winners and losers

In September, new home prices fell by the greatest amount in 35 years. So what's the outlook for employers who bank on a soaring housing market? Diantha Parker reports.
Posted In: Housing

Daycare dilemma

Raising a family often means asking tough questions at work. Like, can I have a raise to pay for daycare? Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Battle over insurance scoring

Next week, Oregon voters will decide if insurance companies can factor credit scores into their rate calculations. It's the first ballot measure of its kind in the nation. Ann Dornfeld reports.

The election and the market

Defense stocks do better under a Republican-controlled Congress. Alternative energy stocks gain power when the Democrats have power. That's the conventional wisdom, but is it true? Kai asks political analyst Charles Gabriel.

Can you afford to retire?

That's the question posed by a PBS/Frontline documentary investigating the retirement problem facing baby boomers. Frontline's Hedrick Smith speaks with Kai.
Posted In: Retirement

Mailbag for Friday, November 3, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on choosing between corporate bonds and tax-free bonds, buying a home with no money down and using a 529 college plan.

Buzzword: New room

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: New room. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Day in the Work Life: Polite politics

On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we mind our political manners with a chief of protocol.

Straight Story: Health care reform

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, a tech sector giant has some bright ideas about improving the health care system. Chris says the government should pay attention.

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