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"Straight Story": Economic doom

Aug 20, 2004
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. Are we headed towards economic doom? Chris isn’t panicking.
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Letters for August 14, 2004

Aug 14, 2004
We open the Sound Money mail from the last few weeks. Don't miss the missives.
Posted In: Economy

"Straight Story": Where the Jobs Are

Aug 14, 2004
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. The job report for July set off the wrong type of fireworks. Chris cleans up the debris.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

The Oil Market

Aug 14, 2004
Oil prices have reached a record high. But gas prices have dipped. What does this mean for consumers? Kai asks Jim Burkhard, director of global oil at Cambridge Energy Research Associates, about the ins and outs of the oil market.
Posted In: Economy

Factoid: The origin of the bear market

Aug 14, 2004
Find out the origin of the bear market....
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It's the Economy, Silly

Aug 14, 2004
It's been a weird summer road trip for the economy. Corporate earnings were up, jobs were coming back, and even the beleaguered manufacturing sector was gaining some steam. And then... consumers started spending less. Job creation slacked off. These economic detours have left some people wondering what's going on. Amy Scott went in search for answers.
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Factoid: The Small Business Engine

Aug 7, 2004
The small business engine of the U.S. economy...
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Stock Market

Jul 31, 2004
The economy started to rebound around March of last year. Corporate earnings are surging. So, how come the stock market is so out of sync? Reporter Marty Goldensohn explains.
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Buzzword: The Humphrey-Hawkins Address

Jul 24, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance: "The Humphrey-Hawkins Address." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Savings

Foreclosures

Jul 17, 2004
Folks can make a tidy profit off "fix and flip" real estate deals -- buying a cheap foreclosed home, renovating it, then selling it quick. But beware: it's not as risk-free or simple as those late-night infomercials would have you believe.
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