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Roche bids for remainder of Genentech

Stephen Beard | Jul 21, 2008
Pharmaceutical giant Roche already owns almost half of U.S.-based Genentech, but now they've bid $48 billion for all-out ownership. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health

SEC nixes naked short selling

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 21, 2008
In an effort to keep stock prices from diving faster than they would otherwise, the SEC is banning naked short selling on certain stocks for the next 30 days. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Citigroup Earnings Are Worrisome

Chris Farrell | Jul 20, 2008
The stock market staged a stong sigh-of-relief rally on friday on news that Citigroup's $2.5 billion dollar loss was better-than-expected....

An oil man who gets the energy big picture

Dennis Markatos | Jul 19, 2008
Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens is helping to spur the renewable energy revolution our country and the world need....
Posted In: Oil, Pickens, wind

Companies find benefits in benefits

| Jul 19, 2008
There's not a whole lot of good news coming out of corporate America these days. But a new survey out this week does show one bright spot. Danielle Karson reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Straight Story: Fannie, Freddie and feds

Chris Farrell | Jul 18, 2008
Economics editor says Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are on the road to nationalization, and their stockholders are going to pay the price.

Not Quite 6 Feet Under: Life insurance

Tess Vigeland | Jul 18, 2008
Tess Vigeland continues her conversations with John Ventura, author of "Kiplinger's Estate Planning." This week the topic is life insurance.

Seeing the need to prepare for death

| Jul 18, 2008
In our continuing series about estate planning, we're talking to people who deal with death on a regular basis. In this installment, we hear from someone who provides spiritual counseling to families, Rabbi Gary Oren.
Posted In: Retirement

Day in the Work Life: Boarding houses

| Jul 18, 2008
This week we meet Shawn Chapman, whose job is to board up vacant houses in Baltimore, Md.
Posted In: Housing, Jobs

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Jul 18, 2008
Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell take on all sorts of questions from listeners concerned about how their financial holdings might be affected by the nation's volatile banking situation.