May 9, 2008

Marketplace Money for May 10-11, 2008

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Marketplace Money for May 10-11, 2008

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Great expectations

May 9, 2008
First-quarter earnings season is upon us and profit numbers are under the microscope. Alisa Roth investigates where expectations come from and what they mean for investors.

Protecting your money from inflation

May 9, 2008
Gas, food, copper: prices are rising all around us and inflation talk is picking up. Tess asks Janet Bodnar how to protect your money from rising inflation.

Straight Story: Gray skies ahead

May 9, 2008
Is the recession nearing the end or just beginning? Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight, saying either way, expect a partly cloudy economy for some time to come.

Funds feast on high food prices

May 9, 2008
How could an attempt to diversify turn volatile and raises food prices worldwide? Jill Barshay explains the unintended consequences of large-scale commodity investment.

Rise of the urban farmer

May 9, 2008
Growing your own food would spare you from high prices at the grocery store, wouldn't it? Stacey Vanek-Smith puts her green thumb to the test to find out.
Stacey Vanek-Smith in her makeshift garden
Stacey Vanek-Smith

Getting Personal

May 9, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about all kinds of investments: annuities, SIPC, Coverdale IRAs and auction-rate securities.
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Day in the Work Life: Urban farmer

May 9, 2008
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life:" who says you can't have a farm in the middle of the city? Jules Dervaes of Pasadena, Calif. started one in his own backyard.

Getting to know what's in your home

May 9, 2008
Recent severe weather across the U.S. reminds us to be prepared for the worst. Candysse Miller shows Tess what she'd need to know to about her possessions to file an insurance claim.
A house burns in Poway, Calif., during the Witch Fire on Oct. 23.
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A bit of relief in the student loan market

May 9, 2008
This week, a new piece of legislation was introduced to ease some of the pressure in the student loan market. Tess asks Kim Clark how it will help.

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