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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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