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The "Buzzword": Inflation Targets

Oct 29, 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 &mdash; "Inflation Targets." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Wall Street and Your Wallet

Oct 29, 2005
Soon the New York Stock Exchange will merge with the online trading company Archipelago. Will that make individuals all that much closer to Wall Street? And is that a good thing? Former NASDAQ chairman, Al Berkeley, gives us a tour of the market's future.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

Oct 27, 2005
Congress wants to tighten supervision over the government's mammoth mortgage lenders. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Rock, real estate and Alan Greenspan

Oct 26, 2005
The sound of the rock and roll underground recently is defined by two genres: a psychedelic folk revival and what the kids call electroclash. Why this, and why now? Ian Svenonius explains.
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Greenspan: a hard act to follow

Oct 25, 2005
Ben Bernanke has been tapped to replace Alan Greenspan as the next Fed chief. Marketplace business editor Cheryl Glaser reports.
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A new man for the Fed

Oct 24, 2005
Today the president announced his nominee to become Alan Greenspan's replacement: Ben Bernanke. If confirmed, he'll be Fed Chairman when Grenspan retires in January. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

Chris Farrell on earnings

Oct 20, 2005
Finance Expert Chris Farrell talks to host Scott Jagow about how much faith investors should put in earnings forecasts.
Posted In: Economy

Debt is bad, but that's not all

Oct 20, 2005
New York Fed President Timothy Geithner warned Wednesday that America's budget deficit could hamper future economic growth. But Stacey Vanek Smith reports that there's more to the story.
Posted In: Economy

Making payments in the Gulf

Oct 19, 2005
Mortgages, car payments, school loans: bills have been piling up along the Gulf. Marketplace commentator Robert Reich says it's going to take some creative accounting to get them paid anytime soon.
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The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Inflation Hype

Oct 15, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out the "Straight Story." This week, Chris deflates inflation expectations.
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