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Private equity tax loophole, take two

| May 24, 2007
Robert Reich got a lotta mail about his suggestion to tax private equity earnings as income. Seems folks think fund managers would just move that money offshore instead. He says if that's the case, they should follow their cash and get the heck out.
Posted In: Taxes, Wall Street

Clarifying working parents' rights

| May 24, 2007
The EEOC issued new guidelines yesterday on what might constitute illegal discrimination against workers with family obligations. The agency hopes the guidelines will help people balance family and work life, Pat Loeb reports.

No hedging: $1 million prize for cancer research

| May 23, 2007
Hedge funds invest in everything from toll bridges to movies. Now, one firm is backing a more worthy cause.
Posted In: Health

It's your turn

| May 23, 2007
Kai Ryssdal reviews some of the comments we've received about — among other things — baseball, motherhood, good corporate behavior and . . . improving our pronunciation.

Wall Street shouldn't celebrate

| May 23, 2007
To look around on Wall Street you'd think we were back in the days before anybody knew what a dot-com bust was. Commentator Ben Stein says investor enthusiasm is misplaced.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Foreclosed homes are going, going . . .

Jane Lindholm | May 23, 2007
As foreclosed homes flood the market, lenders are looking to get their money out as soon as possible. One way to do that is at auction. Jane Lindholm checked out the bidding where lots of homes were on the block.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Wages, war and politics

| May 23, 2007
The minimum-wage increase has ended up in the Iraq war funding bill. So Democratic lawmakers are in a bind: To raise the minimum wage they'll have to vote for the war. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

S&P nears new high, but times have changed

Alisa Roth | May 23, 2007
A lot of people see the Standard & Poors index as the most accurate snapshot of the market. But it's a very different index and market than the last time it reached record numbers. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

This compromise bears fruit

| May 23, 2007
Syria and Israel's dispute over the Golan Heights has restricted trade for decades. But they do offer an olive branch, or rather, an apple cart. Seasonal demand for apples brings a temporary truce each year. Orly Halpern reports.

Drilling for Mideast money

Jill Barshay | May 23, 2007
Halliburton, the world's biggest oilfield services company, officially opened its new headquarters in Dubai and sent out a call for local investors. Jill Barshay reports.



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