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Jul 11, 2008

Marketplace Money for July 12-13, 2008

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Marketplace Money for July 12-13, 2008

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Is $200-a-barrel oil in our future?

Jul 11, 2008
The cost of oil continued its rise this week. Where's the tipping point? Host Tess Vigeland asks oil analyst Tom Kloza how high the price of a barrel of oil will have to go before demand lessens.
Oil rigs in Culver City, Calif.
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Summer School: A barrel of oil

Jul 11, 2008
We're taking you back to the basics with our summer refresher course on finance terms. Today, what exactly is a barrel of oil?

Straight Story: Time matters

Jul 11, 2008
Checking the balance on your retirement account is more cringeworthy every day. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the sinking market.

Which reward is right for your wallet?

Jul 11, 2008
Credit cards that offer perks are enticing consumers left and right. But who's really gets the rewards -- you or the credit card company? Jeff Tyler reports.

A very liquid asset

Jul 11, 2008
In these tough economic times, investors are running from stocks to commodities. This enthusiasm has bred a whole new crop of commodities just waiting to be uncorked. Caitlan Carroll reports.

Getting Personal

Jul 11, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about insurance options, suspiciously high interest rates and education savings.
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Day in the Work Life: Tattoo artist

Jul 11, 2008
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we go under the needle with tattoo artist Albert Sgambati.

Planning for death: Social worker

Jul 11, 2008
We present another take on the tough business of planning for the end. This week, we hear from Isabella Vidrialis, a clinical social worker at a hospice in Los Angeles.

Medical power of attorney & living wills

Jul 11, 2008
Kiplinger's John Ventura continues his discussion with host Tess Vigeland about planning for the end with a conversation about medical power of attorney and living wills.
John Ventura, author of "Kiplinger's Estate Planning."
University of Houston

Welcome to shut-off season

Jul 11, 2008
With oil prices climbing through the roof, hanging up the car keys has become more popular. But high energy prices affect us many more places than just the gas tank. Jeremy Hobson reports.