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Entrepreneurs fret

Jan 2, 2006
The dawn of 2006 brought a fresh round of concerns for the nation's entrepreneurs. Bill Poorman has the details.

Boomer retirement options

Jan 2, 2006
Author Steven Silbiger discusses retirement options for Baby Boomers with host Scott Jagow.

BCS cash register

Jan 2, 2006
College football's BCS Championship series begins today, and as Ethan Lindsey reports, it's as much about money as it is about football.

Gas mix price hikes

Jan 2, 2006
New regulations over gas formulations are likely to push prices at the pump back toward $3 a gallon. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.

The 401k Follies

Dec 30, 2005
A recent survey reported almost 40 percent of people raided their company retirement account when they left their job. Cashing out of a 401k account might be a financial sin. But Marketplace's Scott Jagow found himself tempted to take a bite from forbidden fruit.

Ma Bell's makeover

Dec 30, 2005
The venerable AT&T brand undergoes rebirth of sorts this weekend when SBC unveils a $1 billion ad campaign to hype its new adopted name. Cheryl Glaser has more.

Mexico's minimum wage

Dec 30, 2005
Mexico raises its minimum wage this weekend to $4.50 a day. But will that do anything to slow immigration to the United States? Dan Grech reports.

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Working the holiday party

Dec 30, 2005
It's time to ready the champagne and noisemakers for end-of-year bashes. Producer Trey Kay catches up with the hardy few who attend these parties for work, not fun.

Japan's growth

Dec 30, 2005
Japan's Nikkei stock index closed the day, and the year, at more than 100 points above 16,000. That marks its biggest annual gain in two decades, and for the first time in 14 years, it was private investment, not government money, that pushed the economy. Asia bureau chief Jocelyn Ford has more.

A blow for ExpressJet

Dec 29, 2005
The regional airline operator is losing a quarter of the planes it operates for Continental as the legacy carrier tries to boost profits. Janet Babin reports.