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China's Influence

Jan 13, 2006
From Wal-Mart to Wall Street to your wallet, China's economic influence isn't a world away. It's right here in our backyard. Kai discusses China and your personal economy with author James McGregor.
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The ABCs of Staying Competitive

Jan 13, 2006
What does it take to compete against one of the fastest growing economies in the world? A group of students in a Chicago classroom know the answer to that question. And they'll tell you in Mandarin. Diantha Parker reports.
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Inflated fears about inflation?

Jan 13, 2006
The Labor Department announced today that the Producer Price Index, which tracks what manufacturers and stores pay, climbed 5.4% last year - the biggest jump in 15 years. So why is Gus Foucher of Moody's economy.com so calm?
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Bankruptcies R Us

Jan 11, 2006
Over 2 million American households filed for bankruptcy in 2005. Bob Moon reports that it wasn't just financial troubles; people were rushing to file before a Congressionally-mandated reform law made it harder to do.
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Bedore predicts for 2006...

Jan 9, 2006
The year's only a week old, but prognosticators are already figuring out what lies ahead in 2006. At least one market analyst's betting the Dow will hit 13,000. But comedian/commentator Tim Bedore thinks most economic predictions tend to be wrong. He's got a few of his own...
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Buzz Word: "Market Timing"

Jan 6, 2006
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 - "Market Timing." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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Unemployment's down, huzzah!

Jan 6, 2006
December's unemployment numbers dropped a tenth of a percent, and that's good news for the Bush Administration. Cheryl Glaser reports.
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Wait. How strong is that economy again?

Jan 6, 2006
Tess Vigeland talks with Standard and Poor economist David Wyss about last month's unemployment numbers. The Bush administration is touting the strength of the economy, but Wyss says that the numbers don't tell the whole truth.
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Unemployment in 2005

Jan 6, 2006
Business editor Cheryl Glaser takes a look at what the government's year-end unemployment stats are likely to say when they come out today, and what they could portend for 2006.
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China's non-democratic capitalism

Jan 4, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich says China's embrace of capitalism shows that free markets don't necessarily need democracy to thrive.
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