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"Buzzword": OPEC

May 16, 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 --OPEC. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Understanding the market

May 15, 2004
Mercurial might be one way to describe the markets this week. Confusing might be another. Kai takes the market's pulse with Diane Swonk, the Chief Economist at Bank One Corporation.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

"The Buzz Word": Alternative minimum tax

May 8, 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 - Alternative Minimum Tax. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

What happens when prices fall?

May 8, 2004
Rising prices and a growing economy do seem to be all the rage these days. But our own economic whiz, Chris Farrell, has written a new book about just the opposite: What happens when prices fall. He explains deflation and how he became the master of all things monetary.
Posted In: Economy

Renting vs. buying

Apr 24, 2004
Record numbers of people are scraping together down payments to buy property. But how do you know if buying a home is the right choice for you? Kai talked to real estate expert and personal finance writer, Elizabeth Razzi, about buying vs. renting.
Posted In: Economy

"The Buzz Word": Durable goods

Apr 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, durable Goods. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for April 17, 2004

Apr 17, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, he gives advice on emerging markets, interest-only mortgages, finding a financial planner, index funds, CD rates, and becoming a landlord.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Savings

The Numbers for April 17, 2004

Apr 17, 2004
It's time for the numbers. Each week Host Kai Ryssdal brings you the business news you didn't know you needed.
Posted In: Economy

Misery loves...politics?

Apr 17, 2004
President Reagan had his version. And now Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry has his. This week Senator Kerry released his own version of the misery index, and is asking American voters: Are you more miserable now than four years ago? We decided to ask economist Mark Zandi about the politics of misery, and whether voters should pay attention to this economic attitude.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Why Inflation: Interview with Jim Paulsen

Apr 17, 2004
Is inflation really the big bad wolf of the American economy? What exactly does it mean-and why do rising prices matter? James Paulsen, the chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management, has your answer.
Posted In: Economy

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