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A "Random Walk" for investors

| Dec 29, 2006
Economist Burton Malkiel's book, "A Random Walk Down Wall Street," is a must-read for the average investor. The newest edition comes out in January. He joins Kai for a walking of Wall Street.

The tax life of expats

| Dec 29, 2006
Congress passed a tax increase in May that's expected to rake in big bucks for the government -- but it could backfire. U.S. businesses worry it'll hurt their ability to employee Americans oversees. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Mailbag for Friday, December 29, 2006

| Dec 29, 2006
This week, we air our final special mailbag full of the "Most Frequently Asked" questions from listeners. Listen to Chris' advice on investing a small windfall, using a financial planner, and managing money in a marriage.

Straight Story: Financial resolutions

| Dec 29, 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, Chris has some financial resolutions he wants to share.

Day in the Work Life: Jingle rock

| Dec 29, 2006
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life'...our regular look at how folks trade time for money… we set a tune with a jingle writer.

Buzzword: January effect

| Dec 29, 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 -- "January Effect." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Educating Rico: The car lot

Rico Gagliano | Dec 29, 2006
Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series, Educating Rico. This time, our hero buys a used car. And he brakes for the bad news.

Sloan Sessions: A year of private equity

Scott Jagow | Dec 29, 2006
Newsweek's Allan Sloan looks back at 2006 and says it was all about private equity money sloshing around on Wall Street — but the trend can't last through 2007.
Posted In: Wall Street

Entertainment lessons of 2006

| Dec 29, 2006
American Idol still rules. There are no movie-making rules. And everything's going to get faster in '07. Daily Variety's Mike Speier reviews the year in entertainment.
Posted In: Entertainment

Kim Jong Il finds a golden loophole

Stephen Beard | Dec 29, 2006
The Times of London says North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Il could be planning to use London's gold market to get around financial sanctions. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada