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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.
Posted In: Economy

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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Inflation: the dreaded word

Oct 14, 2005
In September, consumer prices saw their biggest jump in 25 years. Energy prices are up 12 percent — the sharpest rise since the feds started keeping records back in '57. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Game theory gets the Nobel

Oct 10, 2005
Two game theorists won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences today. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland tries to figure out what winner Thomas Schelling is <em>really</em> thinking in this report.
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Nobel Prize in Economics goes to game theorists

Oct 10, 2005
The individual work of Thomas Schelling and Robert Aumann has helped inform trade negotiations in the global market, the Nobel committee said. Marketplace's Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Economy

Looking forward to Q3 numbers

Oct 10, 2005
Katrina and Rita may not have had the broad chilling effect they were expected to have on third-quarter earnings, which are due out this week. Ashely Milne-Tyte reports.
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The Buzz on Energy Stocks

Oct 8, 2005
The massive rebuilding effort on the Gulf Coast has led some energy companies to reap the financial benefits. Can your portfolio tap into their expected profits? Juli Niemann of R.T. Jones Capital explains the best way to plug into energy stocks.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Kind of good news, but for how long?

Oct 7, 2005
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, it could have been worse. The economy lost 35,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.1%. Bob Moon reports that the worst may be yet to come.
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The "Buzzword": Poverty Rate

Oct 1, 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; "Poverty Rate." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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Pure Energy

Oct 1, 2005
As winter approaches, so does the need for warmth. Can you heat your home without overheating your wallet? <em>Marketplace's</em> Alisa Roth reports.
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