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Drought plagues farmers

Alex Cohen | Jul 24, 2006
Searing temperatures this summer are leaving many farmers to face a drought in harvest-time income. Alex Cohen reports.

UK to crack down on fraud

Stephen Beard | Jul 24, 2006
The British government is planning to adopt a tough US-style approach to combating fraud and other large-scale financial crime. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Just say no to earnings predictions

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 24, 2006
Today a big business group is calling on companies to stop giving Wall Street quarterly earnings expectations. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Doha Round talks collapse

Scott Jagow | Jul 24, 2006
The US, Europe and developing nations have been trying for five years to draft a global free trade agreement. Today those talks broke down. Host Scott Jagow asks British economist Sean Rickart, what's the problem?
Posted In: Canada

Do you need rental car insurance?

| Jul 21, 2006
What you need to know today about insuring your vacations ahead.

Straight Story: Inflation politics

| Jul 21, 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 says the Fed has more power to fight inflation than some critics believe.
Posted In: Economy

Day in the Work Life: Fiddling around

| Jul 21, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we tune up with a violin maker.

Buzzword: Burnable movies

| Jul 21, 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: burnable movies. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for Friday, July 21, 2006

Chris Farrell | Jul 21, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on using a Roth IRA, investing a small windfall of cash and using credit card transfers.

Money Matters: Unconventional financial wisdom

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 21, 2006
Can mating patterns of female guppies help you succeed on Wall Street? Author Michael Mauboussin's new book finds financial wisdom in some unconventional places. He sits down with Kai for a conversation.