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Redeeming advice for frequent fliers

| Dec 8, 2006
Travel isn't the only thing you can buy with your miles, but which rewards give you the best value? Kai talks to Tim Winship, the co-founder of Frequentfliers.com.

Mutual fund review

| Dec 8, 2006
Small caps gained. Emerging markets sputtered. FTN's Chris Low reviews the year in mutual funds.
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for Friday, December 8, 2006

| Dec 8, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on applying for a job with a poor credit score, teaching kids about money and withdrawing money from a retirement account.

Buzzword: Open Skies

| Dec 8, 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, Open Skies. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Day in the Work Life: Serving others

| Dec 8, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we team up with a director of a women's shelter.

A Goldilocks job report

Amy Scott | Dec 8, 2006
Not too hot, not too cold. The economy added 132,000 new jobs in November — better than analysts expected but not without some downside risk. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Heelys is on a roll

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 8, 2006
The maker of the sneakers with a wheel in the heel went public on Nasdaq today and Wall Street took it for a spin.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Staying open to cardiac stents

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 8, 2006
Do cardiac stents help keep clogged arteries open in the long run? Kai Ryssdal talks with Heather Won Tesoreiro of the Wall Street Journal about today's recommendation by an FDA panel.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Somalia turmoil spills into South Africa

Gretchen Wilson | Dec 8, 2006
Somali refugees who have fled the violence in their country have setled in South Afrca. They've set up shops in townships, competing with local business. And that's spurred new violence. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 8, 2006
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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