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A list Mom should watch out for

Amy Scott | Sep 24, 2007
Working Mother magazine releases its annual list tomorrow of the 100 best companies for parent-friendly policies. Amy Scott reports the list also places some of its advertisers in the top ranks.
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President gets heat for climate control

Sam Eaton | Sep 24, 2007
The U.N. meets today to discuss climate change, a week before President Bush's separate meeting with world leaders on the same topic. But critics say they haven't heard enough specifics from the White House about the latter. Sam Eaton reports.

Subprime debacle hits Deutschland

Stephen Beard and Bob Moon | Sep 24, 2007
Deutsche Bank is one of the latest casualties of the subprime crisis. It's reportedly lost $2.4 billion in profits. Stephen Beard says this isn't the first German bank to suffer.
Posted In: Economy

Financial forecast still gloomy

Lisa Napoli | Sep 24, 2007
The Fed rate cut may have been good news for Wall Street, but commentator Allan Sloan says with the fall of the dollar and the rise of long-term interest rates, things are still looking down.
Posted In: Economy

Congress still figuring out spending

John Dimsdale | Sep 24, 2007
President Bush is asking Congress for spending bills today for the 2008 fiscal year, which starts next Monday. John Dimsdale reports that the White House is threatening to veto every one close to agreement so far.

Mexican cement solidifies in Arizona

Dan Grech | Sep 24, 2007
Arizona is one of the fastest growing states in the U.S., and that's led to a shortage of cement. And the largest cement maker in the country, a Mexican company called Cemex, is setting up shop. Dan Grech has more.
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A bigger cap for Fannie and Freddie?

Tess Vigeland | Sep 22, 2007
This week the Treasury secretary suggested raising the cap on the size of mortgages Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can buy up from banks and other lenders. The Bush administration has opposed that move. Nick Retsinas, who teaches housing economics at Harvard, explains.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

'Your Money and Your Brain'

Tess Vigeland | Sep 22, 2007
Theories abound about why we act the way we do about money. An entire scientific field called neuroeconomics is dedicated to studying our brains on money. And Jason Zweig has written a book about it. He talked with Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Books, Savings

Straight Story: Social Security reform

Chris Farrell | Sep 22, 2007
Chris Farrell says a congressman's proposal to set up government-sponsored personal investment accounts for every American is a great idea.

Bullies in the workplace

Andrea Gardner | Sep 22, 2007
Most of us have left bullies behind in the schoolyard . . . or have we? As Andrea Gardner found out, there's a disturbing new trend in office harassment claims. Is there a sheep in wolf's clothing in your office?
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