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Working past retirement

Stacey Vanek Smith | May 2, 2008
Whether they saved too little or want to stay active, more Americans are working into what are usually considered the retirement years. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains the challenges of staying in the workforce.
Posted In: Retirement

Educating Rico: Graduation day

Rico Gagliano and Tess Vigeland | May 2, 2008
It's the end of an era as Rico Gagliano's on-air education draws to a close. Tess and Rico look back at lessons learned in this final episode of "Educating Rico."

Day in the Work Life: Sound effects guy

| May 2, 2008
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we listen in with a sound effects guy who adds a dash of audio magic to the movies.

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | May 2, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about purchasing a business, buying foreign real estate, self-employment and financing study abroad.

New condo loan rules add headaches

| May 2, 2008
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now ask more of lenders making condo loans. Tess asks David Lereah to explain the new regulations making life tough for prospective condo owners.

Stimulating the charity sector

| May 2, 2008
Economic stimulus payments are in the mail, but as Danielle Karson explains, before you blow that check, there are some charities who'd like to make their pitch.
Posted In: Charity

Straight Story: Peer-to-peer

Chris Farrell | May 2, 2008
As it becomes harder to get a loan from a bank, alternatives emerge. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the pros and cons of peer-to-peer lending.
Posted In: Investing

Drug companies seek new prescriptions

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | May 2, 2008
Pharmaceutical companies face expiring patents on many blockbuster drugs, with few new medicines in the pipeline to replace them. So the industry's trying creative ways to make money. Some say too creative. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

Investors want a say on executive pay

Ashley Milne-Tyte | May 2, 2008
The latest European trend arriving in the U.S.: allowing shareholders to vote on executive pay packages. As Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, investors are eager to make themselves heard.
Posted In: Investing

Congress preps for credit crackdown

| May 2, 2008
The Federal Reserve recently proposed tough new rules for the credit card industry. Now Congress wants its turn. Tess speaks with Congressman Barney Frank.