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Corporations threaten democracy

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 3, 2008
Commentator Charles Handy says American corporations are run more like totalitarian states than pillars of democracy. He hopes they can restore their reputations as forces of economic good. Last in a series.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

A $5 facelift gives Lincoln more color

Tess Vigeland | Mar 3, 2008
A redesigned $5 bill will be issued on March 13 with enhanced security features that make the bill harder to counterfeit and easier to authenticate. Tess Vigeland talks to Professor Stephen Mihm about what the changes will look like.
Posted In: Economy

GAO report: Hidden bank fees rising

Jeff Tyler | Mar 3, 2008
A new report from the Government Accountability Office, or GAO, finds that bank fees are on the rise and are becoming more hidden. Jeff Tyler reports how consumers can uncover hidden costs before they open new accounts.
Posted In: Savings

Can Chavez afford war with Colombia?

Dan Grech | Mar 3, 2008
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has sent troops to the Colombia border in response to the country's killing of a top rebel leader in Ecuador. Dan Grech reports Venezuela's economic dependence on Colombia makes war with the country a costly proposition.

Commodities rise as dollar falls

Bob Moon | Mar 3, 2008
Oil and gold prices reached new records as the dollar sank to its lowest value in 35 years against six other major currencies. With more interest-rate cuts ahead, Bob Moon reports on when commodity prices might reach their peak.

Pentagon's Europe deal angers Boeing

John Dimsdale | Mar 3, 2008
The Pentagon has picked EADS, the parent company of Europe's Airbus, for a massive refueling tanker aircraft contract. The announcement was a blow to the U.S. bidder Boeing, which has been making tankers for the Air Force for 50 years. John Dimsdale reports.

Monitoring Financial Institutions

Chris Farrell | Mar 3, 2008
Question: In tough times like these, how do I monitor the health of my insurance company and bank? Sure the bank is FDIC insured but getting money...
Posted In: banking

King Tut's Bling

meaw | Mar 3, 2008
I'm guessing no one in the history of the world wore as much bling as King Tutankhamun....

Still dead after all these years...

meaw | Mar 3, 2008
After visiting the Egyptian museum, I have decided to stipulate in my will that under no circumstances, should I be mummified when I die....

Here's your money. Can I have some?

meaw | Mar 3, 2008
Somewhere I read a saying about Egyptians: If you drop your wallet on the street, an Egyptian will run after you to give it back. Then he will...