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Lessons from Amaranth's collapse

Jeremy Hobson | Jun 25, 2007
The hedge fund lost $6 billion in a single week for placing losing bets on the natural gas market. A study might call for more regulation, but some are warning that investors will look elsewhere. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Investing

Buzzword: Moneycard

| Jun 22, 2007
The difference between Wal-Mart and the bank just got smaller.

The best default for your retirement

Tess Vigeland | Jun 22, 2007
The Pension Protection Act passed by Congress last year allows companies to automatically enroll their employees into a 401k. But regulators still have to decide what plans work best. Tess Vigeland talks to Charles Ruffle of PlanSponsor.com.
Posted In: Retirement

Be free of your cell phone carrier... for free

Tess Vigeland | Jun 22, 2007
You're unhappy with your current cell phone service and you want to switch to another carrier -- but then you get burned with a $200 fee. Tess Vigeland talks to Janine Kenney of Consumer's Union about how to get out of your contract without a penalty.

You can't always get a full tank

Tess Vigeland | Jun 22, 2007
Just when you thought it was safe to get a quick, full tank of gas, the credit card companies shut you down. Tess Vigeland talks to the Associated Press's Ieva Augstums about how some consumers are finding out that their cards won't let them fill all the way up.

If you have money, they'll know . . .

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jun 22, 2007
Debt collectors have found a new way to get their cash: an electronic service that lets everyone you owe know when you're making payments. Critics say this could cause things to get ugly. Ashley Milne-Tyte has the story.

There's a lot to like about cash investing

| Jun 22, 2007
In today's low-inflation, rising interest-rate environment, cash investments like CDs and money markets are looking more attractive. Steve Tripoli reports on the quieter side of investing.
Posted In: Investing

Straight Story: Drug safety

Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell | Jun 22, 2007
Economics editor Chris Farrell says to better monitor drug safety, Congress should give the FDA more funding.

Mailbag for Friday, June 22, 2007

| Jun 22, 2007
This week, Chris Farrell answers listener questions about choosing a closed end fund, investing as a teenager and taking care of a child with a disability.
Posted In: Investing

Day in the Work Life: Castles in the sand

| Jun 22, 2007
He builds works of wonder with sand and gets paid for it. Life really can be a beach.

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