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A call to consume more

Lisa Napoli | Mar 31, 2008
Las Vegas hosts its annual mobile phone industry conference this week, and show announcements have already begun. Lisa Napoli looks into why this proves that in the mobile phone business, phone calls are old news.
Posted In: Science

Why it's the new 'Great Depression'

| Mar 31, 2008
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson will reveal a plan this morning for a new layer of financial regulation. Scott Jagow talks to Fortune's Allan Sloan about what's being called the biggest overhaul since the Great Depression.

Thoughts on Free Trade

Chris Farrell | Mar 30, 2008
My latest musing on the economy.......


Tess Vigeland | Mar 28, 2008
Tess reads your letters. This month: Everest history, "pop economics," investment clubs, fees and commuting in the Middle East.

Predictably irrational

| Mar 28, 2008
We all make the occasional terrible money decision. Tess asks Dan Ariely why people are so irrational when it comes to their economic behavior.

The evolution of pawn shops

| Mar 28, 2008
Looking for a little money to help you through a rough spot? It may be time for a trip to the pawn shop. We follow Jaime Bedrin on her quest to turn her jewelry box into cash.

Day in the Work Life: TV weatherman

| Mar 28, 2008
On this week's a Day in the Work Life, we learn the joy of forecasting sunny skies almost every day as we follow Los Angeles TV weatherman Fritz Coleman.

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Mar 28, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about IRA rollovers, switching jobs, socially responsible investing and paying for college.

Consolidating student loans

| Mar 28, 2008
If you're sitting on a mountain of student loans, doing nothing for a few months might actually be your best move. Tess gets the details from Anna Maria Andriotis.
Posted In: Education

Finding real estate answers online

Stacey Vanek Smith | Mar 28, 2008
Real estate Web sites were already popular for browsing prices, but as Stacey Vanek Smith reports, people now use these sites to find housing crisis comfort from fellow surfers.