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Trading Stocks and Taxes

Chris Farrell | Jan 11, 2008
Question: I'm a weekly listener via podcasts and thank you for all the good advice. So the question: My co-worker mentioned that I could trade my...
Posted In: Investing, Taxes

Allstate tackles field in NOLA

Scott Jagow | Jan 11, 2008
If you watched the big college football game between LSU and Ohio State this week, you probably noticed an Allstate logo at some point. Scott Jagow talks to sports commentator Diana Nyad about whether its presence was welcome.
Posted In: Sports

Putting prices on death and destruction

| Jan 11, 2008
Once the gunfire stops in Iraq, military officials move in to make some kind of restitution for accidental property damage and civilian deaths. It can be a tough call. Adam Allington reports from Ramadi.

Is that a college-tuition price war?

| Jan 10, 2008
Several universities recently announced big increases in financial aid. Commentator Kim Clark says it looks like things may be starting to turn in students' favor.
Posted In: Education

BATS takes a swing at big-time trading

| Jan 10, 2008
An upstart trading network in Kansas City equipped with the latest technology is gaining ground on the big players. In just a year it's become the third-largest market center in the U.S. This week, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan said they're buying in. Sylvia Maria Gross reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Paper or your reusable bag?

Tess Vigeland | Jan 10, 2008
New York City is requiring new measures to increase the recyling of plastic shopping bags. China has announced it's banning them. Such measures are making reusable bags a big business. Host Tess Vigeland talks with Vincent Cobb, president of

GOP candidates focusing on economy

Jeremy Hobson | Jan 10, 2008
Republican candidates are starting to notice something on the minds of voters other than national security: The Economy. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy

Who's right? Investors or analysts?

Jill Barshay | Jan 10, 2008
The Standard & Poor's 500 is down 3% for the year. But today, stock analysts predicted that the index of the nation's largest companies would show double-digit profit growth this year. Who do you trust? Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

For Countrywide, B of A is in the house

Tess Vigeland | Jan 10, 2008
Several reports out today say Bank of America is in "advanced talks" to buy Countrywide Financial -- the nation's largest mortgage lender, which lost $1.2 billion in the 3rd quarter of last year. Host Tess Vigeland has more.
Posted In: Housing

Fed appears ready for another cut

John Dimsdale | Jan 10, 2008
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated in a speech today that another interest rate cut may be in the offing. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street