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No price too steep for a perfect day

| May 18, 2007
Americans will spare no expense to have a gorgeous, flawless wedding. That's probably why it's a $161 billion industry. Tess Vigeland discusses the cost of matrimony with author Rebecca Mead.

Looking at retirement a little differently

| May 18, 2007
Think you know how much to have on hand for retirement and when to start using that money? Tess Vigeland does some interesting new calculations with economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff.

Investment Clubs: Not so 'Baroque' anymore

| May 18, 2007
Tess Vigeland returned to Fairfax, Va. investment club "Formerly Baroque," where the stock-savvy ladies were about to hit the $100,000 mark.

Mailbag for Friday, May 18, 2007

| May 18, 2007
This week, economics editor offers his advice on cashing out a 401k, qualifying for savers tax credit and inheriting foreign property.

Day in the Work Life: Building quite a ride

| May 18, 2007
Nothing says summer like funnel cakes and rollercoasters. We can see the folks behind the counter powdering our fried dough, but who's behind that wild ride?

Summer gas pains: Who to blame?

| May 18, 2007
As we hit the summer driving season and gas prices swell, we can't help but look for a culprit. Tess Vigeland talks barrels with Severin Borenstein of the University of California's Energy Institute.

China loosens control on currency — a bit

Alisa Roth | May 18, 2007
Starting Monday, China will allow its currency to rise or fall 0.5% a day. The limit used to be 0.3%. The action comes amid pressure from the U.S. and Europe to remove such controls. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Giving doctors an insider's view

Bob Moon | May 18, 2007
Why do some pharmaceutical shares tend to experience significant ups and downs just before a doctors' conference? It's not coincidence. Bob Moon reports.

The public impact of private equity

Kai Ryssdal | May 18, 2007
Big buyout firms have been on a shopping spree lately, taking public companies off the market. Kai Ryssdal talked with Fortune magazine's Adam Lashinsky about what it all means.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | May 18, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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