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'Show runners' itching for episodes

Doug Krizner | Feb 11, 2008
The months-long writers' strike appears to be at an end, and some "show runners" are already planning for more episodes -- and fast. Mike Speier of Variety says that in Hollywood, the bottom line is always money.
Posted In: Jobs

Wooing capital to Iraq's Kurdish region

Jeremy Hobson | Feb 11, 2008
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is encouraging investment in the region to the north. It's safer and less violent, but some worry it will encourage the Kurds to pull away from Baghdad. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Investing

BASF not worried by subprime mess

Stephen Beard | Feb 11, 2008
A new estimate predicts a $400-billion hit in subprime write-offs. But Jurgen Hambrecht says if banks simply worked the way European manufacturers did, there would be little cause to worry. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

Sloan Sessions: Raising the lending roof

| Feb 11, 2008
Part of the stimulus package will allow Freddy Mac and Fannie Mae to back much bigger home loans. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan says the federal government should keep a closer eye on lenders who would benefit the most.
Posted In: Housing

Yahoo! to Microsoft: Drop dead

| Feb 11, 2008
The Yahoo! board is poised to reject a hostile takeover bid from the software giant. But Microsoft's chief has vowed to do whatever it takes to buy the Web's most popular destination. Scott Jagow talks with Lisa Napoli.
Posted In: Investing, Science

Crackdown on Monday morning blues

Sarah Gardner | Feb 11, 2008
Think twice before calling in sick after the Super Bowl next year -- some proposed changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act will give employers more clout. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

Comparing online calculators

| Feb 8, 2008
Try plugging some numbers into online retirement calculators and you might end up with very different answers. Tess asks Russ Wermers how to find a calculator that measure ups.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Educating Rico: Retirement

Rico Gagliano | Feb 8, 2008
Rico Gagliano learns that father knows best -- especially when it comes to saving for retirement -- on our latest installment of "Educating Rico."
Posted In: Retirement

Day in the Work Life: Trend forecaster

| Feb 8, 2008
In honor of fashion week in New York City, we explore the cutting edge with trend forecaster Helen Job.

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Feb 8, 2008
Chris and Tess talk about small businesses, retirement contribution confusion, Class A vs. Class C shares, transferring stocks and covering college debt with insurance.