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A not-so-private-equity index

Jill Barshay | Nov 29, 2007
Investors have had difficulty measuring and comparing private-equity funds due to their nature. But a new index will now be tracking them without relying on info from the funds themselves. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Vegas gets lucky with business visitors

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Nov 29, 2007
Not like Las Vegas is struggling for tourism, but Sin City is seeing some extra action from business visitors. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on the draw the city has for businesspeople besides the lure of a quick game.
Posted In: Travel

Delphi bankruptcy risks getting worse

Alisa Roth | Nov 29, 2007
Delphi is in bankruptcy court today with the intention of getting out. The company hopes to emerge from the filing this year to avoid severe penalties. Alisa Roth reports on the consequences if they don't pull through.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

Salt on the table in Washington

John Dimsdale | Nov 29, 2007
A hearing today will evaluate sodium content in processed foods. Health adovcates want restrictions in place, but some think official regulations don't need to be involved. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Health

Let's get rid of homeowner tax deduction

Chris Farrell and Scott Jagow | Nov 29, 2007
Congress is bent on finding a way to reduce foreclosures around the country. But economics correspondent Chris Farrell says we should do it by abolishing something Washington holds sacred: the mortgage deduction on taxes.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

China teaches new steps for staying thin

| Nov 28, 2007
Rising childhood obesity rates in China are a side-effect of rapid economic development. But Beijing has a response designed to keep kids on their feet. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Health

SEC blocks shareholder-rights effort

| Nov 28, 2007
The Securities and Exchange Commission has thrown cold water on an attempt by shareholder-rights advocates to make it easier to nominate their own candidates to corporate boards of directors. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Telecoms should fight illegal orders

| Nov 28, 2007
The Senate is scheduled to take up an electronic surveillance bill next week that would give telecommunications companies immunity from lawsuits over wiretaps dating back to 9/11. Commentator Robert Reich says that's a bad idea.

Talk-show host Daly to cross picket line

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 28, 2007
Late-night talk show host Carson Daly is breaking ranks with Jay, Dave, and Conan on the Writers Guild Strike. He's going back to work on Monday -- deal or no deal. And he's asked non-union writers to give him material. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

R.J. Reynolds to pull cigarette ads

Janet Babin | Nov 28, 2007
After taking some heat for its print ads, cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds says it's going to stop advertising in newspapers and magazines next year. Janet Babin reports.