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Employment cost index

Jan 31, 2006
It's Alan Greenspan's last day as head of the Fed. A statistic Greenspan's particularly fond of is going in the right direction for him. But that also means that workers are falling further behind on pay. Bob Moon has more.
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State of the Union - Health

Jan 31, 2006
President Bush delivers his State of the Union address tonight. Among other things, he plans to propose new initiatives for health insurance. John Dimsdale has a preview.
Posted In: Economy, Health

So long, Alan

Jan 31, 2006
Amy Scott looks at how Alan Greenspan changed the role of Fed chief during his 18-year tenure.
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Hungry piggy banks

Jan 31, 2006
The savings rate among Americans is the lowest it's been since the Great Depression, according to the Commerce Department. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Making money off of Greenspan

Jan 31, 2006
Outgoing Fed chief Alan Greenspan didn't just leave his mark on the economy. He also had an impact in the art world. Scott Tong looks at one artist who's made some green from painting portraits of Greenspan.
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Why health savings accounts are a bad idea

Jan 31, 2006
Commentator Zanny Minton-Beddoes says the health savings accounts President Bush is expected to tout in his State of the Union speech today could end up costing more money than they save.
Posted In: Economy, Health

Saying goodbye to Greenspan

Jan 30, 2006
Tuesday, the nation's uber-economist takes his victory lap. It's Alan Greenspan's last day as Fed chairman. Most people in this country could probably identify Alan Greenspan's name and maybe that he's the Fed chairman, even if they have no idea what the Fed does. What is it about the guy? Here's Marketplace's Scott Tong.
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Ben Bernanke preview

Jan 30, 2006
Economist Eric Talley previews Ben Bernanke's tenure as Fed Chief with host Lisa Napoli.
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The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Greenspan -- Going, Going, Gone

Jan 28, 2006
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, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is about to retire. Let the economic blame game begin.
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The "Buzzword": Small Stock Index

Jan 28, 2006
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <em>Marketplace Money</em> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Small Stock Index." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy, Investing

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