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Corporate Earnings Q&A

Jul 22, 2004
This week, soaring corporate profits and dividend payouts dominated Wall Street. Kai translates the news with Diane Swonk, chief economist at Bank One Corporation.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs

"Day in the Work Life": Aesthetician

Jul 17, 2004
As Baby Boomers look to stave off the marks of age, the multi-billion-dollar beauty industry is expected to grow... as will the number of people in its workforce. On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade their time for money -- we check into a salon and get pampered by an aesthetician. What's that, you ask? We'll let her explain, but a warning: her work can get a little hairy...
Posted In: Jobs

"Straight Story": Jobs in the computer age

Jul 17, 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. This week, Chris looks at what really matters when it comes to the economy – the outlook for jobs in an increasingly computerized age.
Posted In: Jobs

"Day in the Work Life": Once upon a storyteller

Jul 10, 2004
The writers behind many of our favorite movies and TV shows have been working without a contract the past couple of months. The Writer's Guild of America says offers for benefits and residuals pay are unacceptable. The Guild calls its members 'America's Storytellers.' But on this week's 'A Day In the Work Life'...our regular look at how folks trade their time for money...we hear from a different kind of storyteller. His life makes for quite a yarn.
Posted In: Jobs

From the Money Matters Desk: A working report on negotiating salaries

Jul 3, 2004
You interviewed for a job and are waiting to hear from the hiring manager. The call comes…and you’re hired. Next: the dreaded salary discussion. Here to tell us how to come away with a starting wage that makes you reasonably happy is Sheila Heen, the co-author of the book Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most.
Posted In: Jobs

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.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

"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.
Posted In: Jobs

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.
Posted In: Jobs

"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?
Posted In: Jobs

"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?
Posted In: Jobs

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