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Amazon's next move

Aug 14, 2006
Any day now, Amazon is expected to launch yet another new service. Last month it started selling groceries. Then came rumors the company would offer music downloads. Now video? Amy Scott reports.

Foster's abandoning TV ads

Aug 14, 2006
Shipments of Australia's signature beer have fallen 30 percent since 2000, so Foster's parent company is trying a new strategy to broaden appeal in the US. Steve Tripoli reports.

Straight Story: Interest Rates

Aug 11, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, the Federal Reserve decided not to raise interest rates for the 18th consecutive time.…

Day in the Work Life: Bodyguard

Aug 11, 2006
On this week's A Day In the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we protect our interests with a bodyguard.

Buzzword: Smart pig

Aug 11, 2006
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance: Smart pig. You hear it, you see…

Kids and your golden years

Aug 11, 2006
It is hard enough to save for retirement. But how do you save for your senior years when your kids are seniors in high school? Money Magazine's Ellen McGirt talks about the dollar dilemmas facing older parents.

Money Matters: Lost and found

Aug 11, 2006
Billions of dollars of unclaimed property could be yours. Want to know how to get that money back? Kai talks with Jeb Spaulding, the past president of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators.

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Sandwich generation

Aug 11, 2006
Millions of baby-boomers have become part of the "sandwich generation" -- taking care of both their kids and their elderly parents. Apryl Lundsten has the story.

Pension bill

Aug 11, 2006
Congress just passed a sweeping pension reform bill. Scott Tong reports on the changes in store for your retirement plan.

Stepping up the hybrid race

Aug 11, 2006
GM, BMW and DaimlerChrysler said today they're committing $1 billion to a new hybrid engine. It has the potential to save more fuel than a Toyota Prius, but is it too little too late? Janet Babin reports.