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Weird Economic Indicators

Sep 4, 2004
What do hemlines and boxes say about the American economy? They're both indicators as to how we're doing. Most people know about the unemployment rate and the consumer price index, but what can these other lesser-known signs point to? We talk to Hugh Johnson, the First Albany Chief Economist.
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"The Buzzword": Export Tariff

Sep 4, 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: "Export Tariff." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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Investing in Commodities

Sep 4, 2004
Feeling a little uncertain with seesaw oil prices and a mercurial stock market? Well, we've got one word for you: Commodities. Kai speaks to Dan McNeela, a senior analyst at Morningstar, about what investing in raw goods can do for your portfolio.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Movin' Right Along

Aug 20, 2004
Forty three million people are going to move this year -- that's a sixth of the entire American population. There's more to moving than the obvious cost of the truck and boxes. Sound Money reporter Lisa Napoli unpacks what you need to know.
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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.
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"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.
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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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