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The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Gas Tax

Feb 26, 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. This week, Chris has a solution for our nation's dependence on gas. He’s banking his political career on it.
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From the Money Matters Desk: Greenback Travel

Feb 26, 2005
Need a vacation? Europe and Australia might be out of the question because of the dollar's decline. Don't fret. On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we go to vacation destinations where the greenback is always... greener. Travel and Leisure's style director, Laura Begley, joins us.
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The "Buzzword": Yield Curve

Feb 26, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Yield Curve." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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Behavioral Buzz

Feb 26, 2005
This week, the price of crude oil topped more than $50. Same high price as last time, but where was the high hysteria? It got us wondering. What are the economic factors that influence our behavior? Professor Meir Statman offers his take.
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The "Buzzword": Schedule Creep

Feb 19, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Schedule Creep." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Budget Blues

Feb 13, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris sings the budget blues.
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The "Buzzword": Greater Fool Theory

Feb 6, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Greater Fool Theory." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: State of the Union

Feb 6, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris offers his own State of the Union.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Merger Mania

Feb 5, 2005
Big Business is getting bigger. SBC is buying AT&T for $16 billion. Proctor & Gamble is spending $57 billion for Gillette. Why now? And do these mergers make financial sense for shareholders? Professor Eric Talley does the math.
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Washington Notebook

Feb 5, 2005
President Bush delivered his fifth State of the Union this past week. Much of it focused on economic policies - like changes to Social Security and decreasing the deficit. But how will President Bush's domestic platform be treated on Capitol Hill? Joining Kai to talk about these issues is Marketplace's DC Bureau Chief John Dimsdale.
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