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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, it is the season for W-2s. Chris wishes for a season of tax reform.
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, "Superbowl Indicator." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series, Educating Rico. In this week's episode, he takes the law into his own hands. Copyright law, that is.
Your credit score can determine all of your personal finance choices. So why are many Americans confused by what goes into that number? Kai interviews Jason Rich, the author of the book "Dirty Little Secrets: What the Credit Bureaus Won't Tell You."
Financial service companies want to provide specific credit cards for patients to pay off their health care bills. That plan has sickened consumer advocates. Kai speaks with Harvard professor Regina Herzlinger.
Before you buy a high-definition television, you might want to check the dial. Turns out a lot of channels don't offer programming to match the technology. Kai speaks with Brian Cooley of CNET.
Marketplace Money for January 26, 2007