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A "fixed" rate might make you broke

| Mar 23, 2007
Credit card companies like to lure you with the promise of a fixed interest rate, but they may be taking a few liberties with the definition. Tess Vigeland interviews Travis Plunkett of the Consumer Federation of America on how "fixed" these rates really are.
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for Friday, March 23, 2007

| Mar 23, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on buying U.S. savings bonds, checking a credit report and saving the right amount.
Posted In: Savings

How public will this private-equity firm be?

| Mar 23, 2007
The Blackstone Group, which filed for a $4 billion IPO, is the biggest private-equity firm to offer stock in itself. Pat Loeb has more on what Blackstone as a public company might mean.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Parts maker makes bid for Chrysler

Alisa Roth | Mar 23, 2007
One of the offers for Daimler-Chrysler's U.S. division reportedly is comimg from an anonymous private equity firm working with one of Chrysler's own parts suppliers. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto, Investing

House bill on Iraq funding may not go far

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 23, 2007
The House narrowly passed the <nobr>$124 billion</nobr> Iraq funding bill today. The bill contains deadlines for troop pullouts, which brought the expected response from President Bush.
Posted In: Washington

The slave trade, past and present

Stephen Beard | Mar 23, 2007
Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of the British Parliament's abolition of the European slave trade. But even as Britain celebrates its role in history it's also facing up to an embarrassing present. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Sorry, Stanford

| Mar 23, 2007
Colleges and universities are hitting up alumni this month for donations. But commentator and Stanford graduate Joel Stein says his alma mater shouldn't expect a check from him.

Week on Wall Street

| Mar 23, 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

A vote for the status quo

Scott Tong | Mar 23, 2007
Hong Kong chooses its next leader on Sunday. There's not much suspense about the outcome, since political stability means economic prosperity. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada

Losing control of campus contraceptive costs

Helen Palmer | Mar 23, 2007
Nearly 40% of college-age women use birth-control drugs. Some of them have had a nasty shock in the past couple of weeks. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health