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The IMF as currency police

Jan 19, 2006
US Treasury officials are preparing to unveil plans to increase the role of the International Monetary Fund in monitoring currencies. This comes in response to China's reluctance to increase the value of the yuan. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
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Ben Franklin's legacy

Jan 17, 2006
Business historian John Steele Gordon looks at the legacy of Benjamin Franklin on this, the 300th anniversary of his birth.
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A golden spike

Jan 17, 2006
The price of gold hit a 25-year high, and platinum hit its highest price ever, on Monday. Amy Scott tells us why.
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Capitol preview

Jan 17, 2006
The Senate reconvenes this week after a long holiday recess. John Dimsdale takes a look at what's on the economic agenda for the upper house.
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King's legacy

Jan 16, 2006
Host Brian Watt talks to Bruce Gordon, president and CEO of the NAACP, about Martin Luther King's economic legacy.
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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?
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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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