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The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: A Mutual Fund Marriage

Feb 18, 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, BlackRock and Merrill Lynch plan to come together. Chris offers a toast
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The Mailbag for February 17, 2006

Feb 18, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, advice on gifting stocks and bonds, planning an overseas retirement, and interest only mortgages.
Posted In: Charity, Investing
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A Coin for Your Thoughts

Feb 18, 2006
More folks are investing their brand new cash into antique pocket change. Coin expert Fred Weinberg schools Kai on the art of the deal.
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The Week on Wall Street

Feb 17, 2006
Kai Ryssdal checks in with Dallas stock broker David Johnson about the week on Wall Street.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street
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401(k) rising

Feb 16, 2006
With comprehensive pension programs going the way of the dinosaur, 401(k) plans are becoming the favored alternative. But only half of eligible workers are now enrolled in these plans. Personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow about some of things employers are doing to make the plans more attractive to their workers.
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The Iraqi stock market

Feb 15, 2006
In the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, looters destroyed the Baghdad stock market. So the operation moved to a dusty hotel's back room. Now the exchange has relocated to a posh new $2 million headquarters in central Baghdad -- with 15-foot barriers to ward off car bomb attacks. Ben Gilbert reports from Baghdad.
Posted In: Investing
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Merrill Lynch eyes BlackRock

Feb 13, 2006
Rumors are flying on Wall Street that Merrill Lynch hopes to acquire a large stake in money management firm BlackRock, in a deal that could be worth $8 billion. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street
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Mailbag for February 10, 2006

Feb 11, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, advice on creating a credit history, building a retirement strategy and investing in a low-fee mutual fund.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement
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Mind the infrastructure

Feb 9, 2006
There's been a boom in infrastructure construction in developing countries like China and India of late. Personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells Scott Jagow that the US needs to look after its own infrastructure if it wants to stay competitive.
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The "Buzzword": A-Shares

Feb 4, 2006
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <em>Marketplace Money</em> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance -- "A-SHARES." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

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