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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

Fed to cloud crystal ball

Dec 12, 2005
The Federal Reserve Board meets this week, but this time don't expect to hear any predictions about the health of the economy. Amy Scott has more.
Posted In: Economy

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Following the Curve

Dec 10, 2005
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." Where can you find hints about our economic future? The stock market? The bond market? The Fed? All of the above? Chris does the math.
Posted In: Economy

The "Buzzword": Seat

Dec 10, 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 -- "Seat" You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Gold prices ascendant

Dec 8, 2005
Gold prices hit a 25-year high today. From London, Stephen Beard explains what some people think is movitivating this frenzy for the shiny yellow rock.
Posted In: Economy

It's the economy, stupid

Dec 6, 2005
Hey, there's more to economics than productivity and GDP growth. Tim Harford is the author of "The Undercover Economist," and he talked to Kai Ryssdal about why we should care about the profession.
Posted In: Economy

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