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Listener questions for January 31, 2004

Jan 31, 2004
This week, Chris Farrell answers questions on kids and money, the deficit, savings bonds, and index funds.
Posted In: Economy

The stock market

Jan 24, 2004
2003 saw the stock market rally itself out of recession. Does this mean bullish times ahead? Don't count on it, says financial journalist and author Maggie Mahar. Chris Farrell talks with Maggie about market cycles—what are they, why investors need to know about them, and why it may be awhile before we see a bull again.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Balancing Act

Jan 17, 2004
Chris Farrell offers up his opinion on how the government handles its books.
Posted In: Economy

Debt and the government

Jan 17, 2004
As the government's debt rises higher and higher, so does talk about whether deficits are good or bad for the economy. Chris Farrell gets some insight from former Treasury secretary under Clinton Robert Rubin on what debt means to our economy.
Posted In: Economy

The job market

Jan 17, 2004
The dismal December employment report seems to confirm we're in the midst of a jobless recovery. But according to Andrew Sum, the numbers aren't telling the whole story. Chris Farrell talks with the labor market analyst about what he thinks it going on in the job market.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Commentary

Jan 10, 2004
Bureaucratic hassles and red tape have left many Americans calling for government to run more like a business. But guest commentator Rik Reppe questions whether a democratic government should value efficiency above all else.
Posted In: Economy

The growing deficit

Jan 10, 2004
Our government is tumbling into debt. Should we be concerned? Chris Farrell gets some perspective with author and historian John Steele Gordon.
Posted In: Economy

The dollar weakens

Jan 10, 2004
The dollar is falling! The dollar is falling! Are analysts just crying wolf? Stephanie Curtis talks with currency expert Yianos Kontopolous to find out what's happening to the greenback, and what it means to the U.S. economy, the global economy, and individual investors.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Economic outlook for 2004

Jan 3, 2004
Will the financial turmoil of 2003 continue in 2004? Are jobs coming back? Is the inflation ghost haunting the markets? Chris Farrell gets an economic outlook from Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management.
Posted In: Economy

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