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A step forward... a step back... assessing the economy

Jul 3, 2004
The Federal Reserve Board raised interest rates. Gas prices are on the decline. And what about the unemployment rate? Kai takes the pulse of the economy. He interviews Chris Low, an economist with First Tennessee Bank.
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"Day in the Work Life": Pyrotechnic operator

Jul 2, 2004
Last year, Americans purchased 220 million pounds of fireworks. In California, the average Joe can't get much bang for his buck -- most fireworks are illegal. But with the fourth of July weekend upon us, we'll have many opportunities to bask in the red glare of rockets set off by professionals. On this edition of "A Day In the Work Life" -- our look at how folks trade their time for money -- we hang out with a Golden State pyrotechnic operator.
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Conversation with Daniel Jones

Jun 27, 2004
Last year, "The Bitch in the House" became a New York Times bestseller. Cathi Hanauer edited the collection of essays, focusing on what women thought about their changing roles as caregivers and breadwinners. Now we have "The Bastard On The Couch," a collection of essays from the male perspective, edited by Hanauer's husband Daniel Jones.
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"Day in the Work Life": An artisan

Jun 27, 2004
Electronics are the fastest-growing form of solid waste. And part of the problem is that when high tech gizmos break, you can’t usually repair them. On this installment of "A Day In the Work Life" -- our weekly look at how folks trade their time for money -- we meet a fix-it man who prefers gizmos of the past. But is his profession headed for the dustbin of history?
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"Buzzword": Class action suit

Jun 27, 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 -- class action suit. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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"Day in the Work Life": Roulette table supervisor

Jun 19, 2004
Have you ever lost money in Vegas? Well, here’s a new spin. Your cash helps pay the salaries for more than 190,000 workers in the Nevada gaming industry. On this installment of "A Day In the Work Life" -- our weekly look at how folks trade their time for money - we place our bets with a roulette table supervisor...
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"Day in the Work Life": Travel Agent

Jun 12, 2004
Summer travel season is upon us and it's shaping up to be expensive. With high demand and higher fuel prices sending costs soaring, many Americans are scouring the internet for elusive vacation deals. But there's another way to plan a summer getaway -- remember the travel agent? On this installment of "A Day In the Work Life" -- our weekly look at how folks trade their time for money - we set sail with a travel agent.
Posted In: Jobs

"Day in the Work Life": Horse trainer

Jun 6, 2004
The sports world has been abuzz of late with the story of a horse named Smarty Jones. The underdog thoroughbred won this year's Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, leaving him poised to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 at this weekend's Belmont Stakes. So on this installment of "A Day In the Work Life"...our weekly look at how people trade their time for money...we trot along with a horse trainer.
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"The Buzzword": J1 Visa Waivers

Jun 6, 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 - J1-visa waivers. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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Jumping ship

Jun 5, 2004
With the job market finally looking brighter, employees who were overworked during the downturn are now looking to greener pastures. Marketplace reporter Bob Moon has more.
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