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David Johnson's year in review

Dec 30, 2005
Host Tess Vigeland checks in with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the year on Wall Street, and the mythological Santa Claus Rally.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

A new measure of prosperity?

Dec 28, 2005
The monthly numbers for consumer confidence came out today, and Americans are feeling a little better about things as the year comes to a close. But commentator Robert Reich says we may be a little over-confident.
Posted In: Economy

Storms trump 9/11 costs

Dec 28, 2005
The economic costs of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma are expected to top the economic costs of the terrorists attacks by a factor of one-and-a-half. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Economy

Inverted yield curve

Dec 27, 2005
A rare economic phenomenon occurred today - the yield curve on Treasury Bills inverted. Marketplace's John Dimsdale has more on what that means - and why it's not a good sign for the American economy.
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What's next on Spitzer's playlist?

Dec 26, 2005
New York's Attorney General is known for his aggressive investigations -- now Eliot Spitzer is investigating whether top music studios colluded to set the prices they charge to download songs. Warner Music Group said it received a subpoena last Tuesday, and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports today that Sony BMG and Vivendi Universal have also been served. Janet Babin has the story.
Posted In: Economy

The “Buzzword”: Santa Claus Rally

Dec 23, 2005
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 –- "Santa Claus Rally." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy, Investing

You're a mean one, Mr. Greenspan...

Dec 22, 2005
Kai warned his kids the other night that Santa might not come if they didn't settle down. This is what economists call a 'non-credible threat.' Economist Tim Harford says parents and governments both need to get tough.
Posted In: Economy

Inflation indicators

Dec 22, 2005
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell surveys inflation indicators with host Scott Jagow to evaluate how good a job the Fed is doing to keep prices down.
Posted In: Economy

Under the sheltering lie

Dec 20, 2005
Lawmakers will be taking up capital gains and dividend tax breaks right after the New Year. The White House says lowering those taxes will create jobs and opportunity. Tax analyst and commentator Len Burman thinks not.
Posted In: Economy

The "Buzzword": Doha

Dec 17, 2005
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 -- "Doha." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

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