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Not your average index fund

| Jun 8, 2007
Here's a way to help offset some of the fees that go along with index investing: get an enhanced index fund. Tess Vigeland talks to SmartMoney.com reporter Rob Hennessey.
Posted In: Investing

Day in the Work Life: Urban farmer

| Jun 8, 2007
Who says you can't have a farm in the middle of the city? Jules Dervaes of Pasadena, Calif. started one in his own backyard.
Posted In: Jobs

Mailbag for Friday, June 8, 2007

| Jun 8, 2007
Chris Farrell answers listener mail on the impact of a lower-paying job later in life on your Social Security payments, Target Date Mutual Funds and companies retrieving your long-lost assets for a fee.

Straight Story: The Chinese market

| Jun 8, 2007
This week, economics editor Chris Farrell gives us his take on the latest market gyrations in China.

My credit stinks. Can I borrow yours?

| Jun 8, 2007
Lenders are worried about people improving their credit scores by borrowing someone else's. Bob Moon looks at the practice of credit piggybacking - and how some companies are putting a stop to it.

When the sex of the borrower matters

| Jun 8, 2007
Women can benefit greatly from microlending. But in countries where they don't always have power, lending to female business-owners can be tricky. Matthew Algeo reports from Mali.

Give to global entrepreneurship

| Jun 8, 2007
Looking for a new way to be charitable? How about lending to a business on the other side of the world? New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof did, and traveled to meet his beneficiaries. He talks to Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Charity

Just one microlending success story

| Jun 8, 2007
Ecuadorian convenience store-owner Carmen Rueda Paucar only asked for $500 from a microlending website to help her business. It ended up making a big difference.

Trade deficit slows for first time in a long time

Jill Barshay | Jun 8, 2007
The U.S. trade deficit has been at historic levels for years. It goes up every month. But today there was a big reversal. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

China's not the only one with a melamine problem

Steve Henn | Jun 8, 2007
The FDA has announced that melamine, the industrial chemical that poisoned pet food, has found its way into shrimp feed made right here in the U.S. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Health

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