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Companies, take your corners. Phone and cable businesses on one side. Internet firms on the other. And consumers are in the middle of a fight over how the internet should be run. Kai speaks to CNET's Declan McCullagh.
Don't think the "do not disturb" sign on your hotel room will allow you privacy. These days, hotels and retailers have found a new way to keep tabs on what you're doing. Chief Brand strategist, Eli Portnoy, takes Kai inside the new frontier of customer data collection.
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, correction. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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, report after report points to gloomy financial prospects for retirees. But Chris sees blue skies, for those willing to work a bit longer.
Marketplace Money for June 16, 2006