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Why Not Index the World?

Chris Farrell | Jun 17, 2007
I understand the political reasons why the Clinton's liquidated millions of dollars worth of stock holdings in their blind trust....

Straight Story: The end of worker discrimination

Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell | Jun 15, 2007
Pay discrimination can't survive where there's transparency. Economics editor Chris Farrell thinks businesses should be required to publish everyone's salary.

Day in the Work Life: Music as therapy

| Jun 15, 2007
Psychotherapy working a little slow? Sometimes it's easier to sing what you're feeling than to say it.

Diversify your portfolio . . . with your own stem cells

| Jun 15, 2007
Putting a new spin on the term "life savings," a company wants to help you bank your own stem cells while you're still healthy. Andrew Phelps sits in on a deposit.
Posted In: Investing

Educating Rico: What's an escrow?

| Jun 15, 2007
Associate producer Rico Gagliano's been tagging along with a friend getting into the Los Angeles housing market. But there's one crucial word he still needs to add to his lexicon.

Mailbag for Friday, June 15, 2007

Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell | Jun 15, 2007
This week, we get advice from Chris Farrell on saving for graduate school, starting a retirement account and rolling over a 403b.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

A tribute to a hard-working dad

| Jun 15, 2007
The best way to pay tribute to Dad is by learning valuable lessons from his example. Kevin Palmer brings us the story of a son who worked hard helping with his father's business - and then branched out on his own.

Being green starts in the kitchen

| Jun 15, 2007
The government is starting to look towards the kitchen as a place to save on greenhouse gas emissions. John Dimsdale went to the experts to grade his dishwasher.

Ethanol growth pushes up food prices

John Dimsdale | Jun 15, 2007
Washington's drive to develop energy alternatives is chewing up commodities like corn that we'd otherwise be feeding ourselves. And that's raising grocery prices. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Retail, Washington

Private-equity could see a tax hike

Steve Henn | Jun 15, 2007
Some lawmakers are moving to make sure one of the world's biggest private-equity firms can't take advantage of tax laws by becoming a publicly-traded company. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington