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Mailbag for Friday, May 26, 2006

Chris Farrell | May 26, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on buying I-bonds, investing in Euros and taking care of an elderly parent.
Posted In: Investing

Burying a dead end job

Kai Ryssdal | May 26, 2006
There's an old work saying that goes something like this: The grass is always greener in your neighbor's cubicle. When do you know it's time to find a better job? Career expert Michael Laskoff joins Kai for a conversation.
Posted In: Jobs

Secrets and stocks

| May 26, 2006
Companies post record profits, investors want to buy. But take some time to sniff around the spreadsheets. Economist Eric Talley explains what you to know before investing in a company.
Posted In: Investing

AARP's new gig

Kai Ryssdal | May 26, 2006
The AARP is a familiar name in the retirement business. Now it has tossed its hat into the mutual fund ring. Kai talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Ian McDonald.
Posted In: Investing

Shared ticket to ride

| May 26, 2006
Need to pick up something from the grocery store? Don't forget to reserve the car. Carolyn Kellogg test drives car sharing arrangements.

The mandatory 401K

John Dimsdale | May 26, 2006
Coming soon to your benefit package, an automatic enrollment in a worker retirement account. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement, Savings

Bioplastic becoming a real competitor

Sarah Gardner | May 26, 2006
Most of the plastic in this country is made from petroleum, a nonrenewable source. But it doesn't have to be. A company in Nebraska is making an innovative plastic — from corn. Sarah Gardner reports.

Toxic ships

Miranda Kennedy | May 26, 2006
Miranda Kennedy reports on one of India's most hazardous jobs: ship scrapping.

Enron legacy

Alisa Roth | May 26, 2006
Newly-convicted Enron executives Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling both plan to appeal, but whatever happens the case has changed the legal landscape for corporations. Alisa Roth reports.

New Dell PCs will have Google inside

| May 26, 2006
The computer maker and search giant confirmed yesterday that Dell would pre-package Google software in its new PCs. Cheryl Glaser looks at the implications.
Posted In: Science



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