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"Buzzword": May Day

May 1, 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 -May Day. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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Landing the interview...from the Money Matters Desk

May 1, 2004
Experts say the job market is rebounding. But how do you set yourself apart from all the other jobseekers out there and actually get an interview? On this week's "Money Matters" - our regular look at how to improve your bottom line - Career coach Robin Ryan has some tips -- one that involves a little help from your friends.
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"Day in the Work Life": Meteorologist

Apr 24, 2004
Drought is plaguing western farms; parts of Idaho may have no irrigation water this summer and tornadoes touched town in Illinois this week. It's impossible to exactly predict rain, shine, or snow, but some folks try anyway. On this week's installment of our regular series, we spend "A Day In the Work Life" with a meteorologist.
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"The Buzz Word": Public Employee Retirement System

Apr 20, 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 - Public Employee Retirement System. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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"Straight Story": CEO Compensation

Apr 17, 2004
It's time once again for our economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." CEO compensation continues to rise…up, up, and away. Chris is ready to pop the balloon.
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"Day in the Work Life": A cook's tale

Apr 17, 2004
Ever dreamed about having a professional chef prepare your every meal? For this week's installment of our series "A Day In the Work Life," we follow a gourmet cook as she whips up a four-star tale.
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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

Day trading returns

Apr 17, 2004
It's baaack. Many individual investors shied away from daytrading after the bubble burst a few years ago. But, now, with the economy looking up, daytraders are warming up their computers for the next round. Andrea Dukakis files this report on a trend posed for a comeback.
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"Day in the Work Life": Opening up an accountant

Apr 12, 2004
The federal income tax deadline is mere days away. Some will get a refund, some will owe. But for some - it means BIG business. On this week's installment of our regular series, we take a peek at a tax preparer's life in the high season.
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Love and taxes

Apr 10, 2004
From tax scofflaw to being part of tax law, Josh Kornbluth has turned his true tax tale into a 2-hour monologue called "Love and Taxes."
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