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| Feb 22, 2008
Our listeners weigh in on our stories about a Supreme Court decision, insuring college loans, the digital TV conversion and free advice to entrepreneurs.

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Feb 22, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about covering a relative's debt, declaiming property, short sales, being too responsible with credit, and saving for college.

Buzzword: ERISA

| Feb 22, 2008
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. This week, if your retirement plan goes out of hand, you'll want to know about "ERISA."

Keeping text charges under thumb

Lisa Napoli | Feb 22, 2008
The popularity of text messaging has put cell phone bills on the rise. What to do about the the compulsive texter on your plan? Lisa Napoli has some answers.
Posted In: Science

Resetting loan rates hit public projects

Jill Barshay | Feb 22, 2008
Homeowners aren't the only ones who will end up paying more for resetting loan rates. Cities, schools, even museums will also see a critical spike. Jill Barshay reports on the struggle with auction rate bonds.
Posted In: Wall Street

The perks of an Oscar nomination

Doug Krizner | Feb 22, 2008
After the Oscar nominations were announced, "Best Picture" contenders saw a bump at the box office. Will this continue? Doug Krizner asks Variety's Mike Speier, and discusses his picks for potential award winners.
Posted In: Entertainment

China: No foreign cartoons until 9

| Feb 22, 2008
China wants to extend its primetime TV ban of foreign cartoons an extra hour. The initial ban was implemented two years ago and was a prosperous move for domestic animators. Bill Marcus has more.
Posted In: Entertainment

A devil in Microsoft's details?

Stephen Beard | Feb 22, 2008
Microsoft says it will make the blueprints of some of its key software available free on its website. But regulators in Europe are skeptical, as Stephen Beard reports they've heard similar promises from the company before.
Posted In: Science

eBay policy change inspires boycott

Lisa Napoli | Feb 22, 2008
A critical change in eBay policy has upset longtime users enough to stage a week-long boycott of the auction site. Lisa Napoli reports buyers and sellers upset that they can no longer rate each other might take business elsewhere.
Posted In: Retail

Splitting mortgage loans to spread risk

John Dimsdale | Feb 22, 2008
A government regulator of mortgage lenders is putting together a refinancing option to help avoid foreclosures. John Dimsdale reports how the government hopes it will help and how the plan might benefit homeowners.
Posted In: Housing

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