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Greenspan in translation

Feb 28, 2004
This and every week, we have our economics editor Chris Farrell here to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid, and what's the "Straight Story." The most important banker on the planet was on tour this week. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was on stage everywhere, running through his personal playlist: everything from mortgages to Social Security to Medicare to the deficit. What is Greenspan up to?
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The buzz word: Consumer sentiment

Feb 28, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <i>Sound Money</i> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, "consumer sentiment." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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The numbers for February 28, 2004

Feb 28, 2004
Our regular weekly segment of the business news of the week. Kai tells you the numbers and what it means for your wallet.
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Mail Bag for February 21, 2004

Feb 21, 2004
Each week, Kai reaches into the mailbag or delves into his hard drive and picks a few of your burning money questions for our very own Chris Farrell to answer. This week, Chris explains: socially responsible investments; how to invest a large sum of money; who pays inheritance taxes; and what to do if a financial planner mismanages your money.
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Once Upon a Dime

Feb 21, 2004
Most people think of art museums as places to take in a little culture. It's where you look at paintings and sculpture -- not where you learn about credit cards or the stock market. But New Jersey's Newark Museum has decided to put money on display and, while they're at it, to teach people a thing or two about how to handle it. Correspondent Debra Galant visited the money show and filed this report.
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Listener questions for February 14, 2004

Feb 14, 2004
This week, Chris Farrell answers questions on investing for the novice, saving for college, and organizing your financial records.
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Stock market recovery

Feb 14, 2004
Wall Street is all smiles these days. Has the stock market finally recovered from its dot-com hangover, or is the market just playing with us? Chris Farrell talks with one of the top financial planners in the country, Ross Levin, about whether this recovery is for real and what you should be doing with your portfolio.
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The economics of the absurd

Feb 7, 2004
Guest commentator Rik Reppe sees the beauty of capitalism not in its efficiencies, but in its frivolous inventions.
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The stock market recovery

Feb 7, 2004
With the stock market looking rosier and rosier, it’s hard not to be bullish. But is the Bear just playing with us? Chris Farrell talks with author Roger Lowenstein about what Wall Street of the 1990s can teach us about Wall Street of today.
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Online trading

Feb 7, 2004
After the dot-com meltdown, online trading sites, once topics of daily conversation, all but disappeared. But as Wall Street's fortunes turn around, online trading is making a comeback. Chris Farrell talks with BusinessWeek journalist Robert Barker about what you should know before you sign up. And Stephanie Curtis gets the inside track on online trading sites from full-time stock trader George Henel.
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