Marketplace Money for September 15, 2006

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Marketplace Money for September 15, 2006

Straight Story: For your eyes only

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, Chris makes a very public argument about the loss of privacy.

Day in the Work Life: Balls and strikes

On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we play ball with a minor league umpire.

Buzzword: Transfer pricing

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, transfer pricing. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for Friday, September 15, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on getting a second mortgage, closing credit card accounts and investing money from a home sale.

Money Matters: Play Money

Moving up the property ladder is a homeowner's dream. But what about trading up in the virtual world? Julian Dibbell's new book goes inside the world of virtual commerce. He talks with Kai.

The job hunt

A college degree can open a lot doors, but keeping them open is another story. All across the country, recent college graduates face the grueling search for work. Youth Radio's Latifah Muhammad shares her story.
Posted In: Jobs

Textbook rebels

There's a revolution brewing on college campuses and it might just lower the cost of an all-nighter. Sean Cole reports.

Jobs for seniors

Older Americans want to work. So Tim Driver set up a site to match employers with eager seniors. Goodbye retirement. Hello, timesheet.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs, Retirement

Protecting your investments

The sky isn't falling, but certain segments of the economy might make Chicken Little head for cover. How can you protect your portfolio from a softening housing market and fluctuating oil prices? Kai talks with Jane Kim of the Wall Street Journal.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Miami condo cool

Miami's hot condo market isn't so hot anymore. In fact, it is downright chilly -- and that cold front is moving across the country. What's an owner to do? Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Housing