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Intel's new superchip

Janet Babin | Sep 18, 2006
Intel is ready to announce a new chip that moves data along lasers instead of wires. That means the data moves much faster and that could revolutionize the data communications industry. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Straight Story: For your eyes only

Chris Farrell | Sep 15, 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 makes a very public argument about the loss of privacy.

Day in the Work Life: Balls and strikes

| Sep 15, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we play ball with a minor league umpire.

Buzzword: Transfer pricing

| Sep 15, 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, transfer pricing. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for Friday, September 15, 2006

| Sep 15, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on getting a second mortgage, closing credit card accounts and investing money from a home sale.

Money Matters: Play Money

| Sep 15, 2006
Moving up the property ladder is a homeowner's dream. But what about trading up in the virtual world? Julian Dibbell's new book goes inside the world of virtual commerce. He talks with Kai.

The job hunt

| Sep 15, 2006
A college degree can open a lot doors, but keeping them open is another story. All across the country, recent college graduates face the grueling search for work. Youth Radio's Latifah Muhammad shares her story.
Posted In: Jobs

More layoffs announced at Ford

Amy Scott | Sep 15, 2006
Ford Motor Co. announced today it is cutting over one-third of salaried employees. That follows a previous announcement of buyouts offered to 75,000 union workers. Amy Scott reports.

Battling China over auto parts

Scott Tong | Sep 15, 2006
The U.S., Canada and European Union today complained to the World Trade Organization that China should lower trade barriers that they say are unfair for foreign automakers. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Ney pleads guilty in lobbying scandal

Hilary Wicai | Sep 15, 2006
Ohio Congressman Bob Ney has agreed to plead guilty in a corruption scandal involving lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington