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The mobile Internet economy

May 31, 2012
The troubled Facebook IPO is casting a pall over high tech (wrongly, I think). The signal moment for the emergence of an even larger digital economy wasn't Facebook. It was Apple's iPad. It's the visible symbol of the rapid embrace of wireless data -- video, images, content, data and communication -- throughout the global economy. A safe forecast: The mobile Internet will transform personal finance.
Posted In: Internet, smartphones, digital, Personal Finance, borrow, health care, pets
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Putting a price on your pet's health

Feb 17, 2012
The price of looking after your pet is rising as far and fast as the cost of human healthcare. Gregory Warner reports on why we are willing to pay so much for our animals.
Posted In: pets, animals, dogs, cats, healthcare, care, surgery
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The hard decision

Feb 17, 2012
One of the toughest decisions a pet owner has to make is how and when to end an animal's life. Tess talks with pet owners and a vet about balancing the cost of life and death.
Posted In: pets, dogs, cats, death, euthanasia, sleep, put down, surgery cost
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The cost of being 'Best in Show'

Feb 17, 2012
New York hosted the Westminster Dog Show this week. Tess talked with dog owners to find out just how much it costs to put your pooch on parade at the most prestigious award show in America.
Posted In: pets, dogs, dog, dog show, westminster, best in show, expense, spending
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The Westminster Dog Show and the pet economy

Feb 14, 2012
Does the best breed at the Westminster dog show impact the broader pet economy in America?
Posted In: Westminster Dog Show, pets
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Mid-day Extra: Spending is unleashed on pets

Nov 2, 2011
In a time of belt-tightening, why are Americans spending more on their pets?
Posted In: Retail, pets
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Question: Is dog food deductible?

Apr 11, 2011
All this week I'll be answering last-minute tax questions as part of Marketplace Money's special report on tax season. The first one comes from...
Posted In: deductions, pets, Taxes
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MID-DAY UPDATE: Bernanke: Too big to fail?

Sep 2, 2010
...Shut 'em down Is high unemployment here to stay? Retailers show surprisingly solid sales Flash crash: SEC suspects "quote stuffing" and "sub-...
Posted In: Bernanke, community gardens, double rainbow, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, flash crash, Microsoft, mid-day update, mortgage rates, pets, retails at us, Unemployment, urban gardens, veggie theft
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What's the most environmentally friendly pet? What's the least environmentally friendly pet?

Aug 25, 2010
Easy Answer: If you consider energy consumption, the humble goldfish takes the top spot. Big dogs are the worst....
Posted In: dog, dogs, Environment, environmentally friendly, goldfish, pets

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