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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

GDP slows

Jan 27, 2006
The economy grew at only a 1.1&#37; annual rate last quarter. It's the slowest pace in three years and raises serious questions, both about the state of the economy and the accuracy of economists' predictions. Most number crunchers had expected the economy to grow much more quickly. Bob Moon has the story.
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Moral consequences

Jan 27, 2006
GDP growth slipped significantly last quarter. Harvard economist Benjamin Friedman says that societies can lose their moral compass when economic growth weakens. He speaks to Kai about his new book, "The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth."
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Global Greenspan

Jan 27, 2006
Alan Greenspan, the steady hand at the helm of the Federal Reserve, steps down after 18 years in office next week. Foreign investors have come to rely on Greenspan's predictability for investing in the US and the dollar, but will all that change when Ben Bernanke takes over the Fed? Stephen Beard reports.
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Rich getting richer; poor not so much

Jan 27, 2006
The gap between rich and poor grew significantly in the past two decades. According to a new study based on US Census income data, the rich are getting richer, and the poor and middles are falling further behind. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Greenspan gets a last word in

Jan 26, 2006
On Tuesday, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is out, after more than 18 years of service. In the meantime, he's weighing in on a big issue in financial circles: Whether corporations should be able to own banks. And his stance on the issue is not good news for the World's largest retailer. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Excise tax

Jan 26, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow discuss the colorful origins of the federal excise tax, and why it might soon be repealed.
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