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New Index Funds

Chris Farrell | Apr 10, 2007
Index funds are boring, right? Not quite. The index fund world is in turmoil....
Posted In: Investing

Lower earnings? No problem

Amy Scott | Apr 10, 2007
Corporate America has posted 14 quarters of double-digit earnings growth. But in this earnings season analysts predict S&P 500 companies will report only about 3.5% growth. And analysts say that's OK. Amy Scott reports.

Nuclear power, Texas style

Lisa Napoli | Apr 10, 2007
Texas-based utility TXU is keeping a promise, scrapping its plans for coal-fired facilities. It now wants to build some of the biggest nuclear power plants the United States has ever seen. Lisa Napoli reports.

Vermont emissions trial revs up

| Apr 10, 2007
A federal trial is underway involving car companies and Vermont over the state's regulation of CO2. Dan Esty, who teaches environmental law at Yale University, lays out the issues with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Auto

Converting pounds into dollars

Helen Palmer | Apr 10, 2007
Besides the impact to your health, there are costs of carrying too much flesh on your bones. Helen Palmer reports in our occasional series on the economic effects of fat.
Posted In: Health

Student-loan deals draw legal interest

| Apr 10, 2007
Investigations into the student loan industry continue to widen. Kai Ryssdal talks with education policy expert Stephen Burd about how schools and lenders are trying to sort things out.
Posted In: Crime

Chavez opponents left jobless, blacklisted

Dan Grech | Apr 10, 2007
Just as in the U.S., controversy over politically motivated firings is raging in Venezuela. But the scale of the alleged political discrimination is far wider. Dan Grech reports.

$100 billion LBO?

Chris Farrell | Apr 10, 2007
The Sunday Express, a British tabloid, reported the other day that a group of Middle east investors and U.S. private equity firms had combined...
Posted In: Investing

China's mad

Scott Jagow | Apr 10, 2007
Yesterday, the U.S. said it was filing complaints against China over its failure to reduce piracy. Today China's biting back, saying the complaints would seriously damage the trade relationship between the nations.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

State funding breathes life back into arts

Stacey Vanek Smith | Apr 10, 2007
A few years back, many state coffers were bare. When budgets had to be slashed, arts funding was one of the biggest casualties. Now that money is coming back — and it has everything to do with local economics.
Posted In: Taxes

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