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The "Buzzword": Santa Claus Rally

Dec 25, 2004
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 - "Santa Claus Rally." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

"Straight Story": President Bush's Economic Forum

Dec 18, 2004
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, President Bush held an economic forum at the White House. Chris shines a spotlight on one topic not on the agenda.
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for December 18, 2004

Dec 18, 2004
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on stuffing the holiday stocking with mutual funds, helping aging parents with retirement, and hedging against a falling dollar.
Posted In: Charity, Economy, Retirement

Investing Overseas

Dec 18, 2004
Last week, we tackled the question: What does a really weak dollar mean? This week, we continue our coverage on the declining dollar with a look at how to invest overseas. Christine Benz of Morningstar shares how to diversify... the smart way.
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Made in the USA

Dec 18, 2004
Can you really buy 100 percent Made in America products? And should you? Marketplace's Amy Scott reports.
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The "Buzzword": Productivity

Dec 12, 2004
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 - "Productivity." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Dollar Primer

Dec 12, 2004
We’ve received a lot of letters from listeners worried about the future of their investments and the declining dollar. But what does a weak dollar really mean? Zanny Minton Beddoes of the Economist Magazine offers some perspective.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

The "Buzzword": Black Friday

Nov 28, 2004
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 - "Black Friday." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Jobs

Lame Duck Congress

Nov 20, 2004
Lawmakers have migrated back to Washington to finalize unfinished business, and battle over a slew of spending bills. Technically, it's not their money... it's ours. Marketplace's Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale explains how the bills might affect us...
Posted In: Economy

Being the Federal Reserve

Nov 14, 2004
The Federal Reserve boosted short-term interest rates last week. To help figure out what the Fed's thinking, Kai places a call to economist Hugh Johnson of First Albany.
Posted In: Economy

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