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Taking nonprofit hospitals to tax

Helen Palmer | Jul 23, 2007
The IRS is cracking down on hospitals that get tax breaks for providing charity care after a study finds many facilities spend just 1 percent of their revenue helping those who simply can't pay. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Taxes

Vodafone pressured on Verizon stakehold

| Jul 23, 2007
One of the European telecom giant's biggest shareholders wants to drop its big stake in Verizon Wireless. But that won't go over well with other shareholders who like the U.S. firm. We get the lowdown from Andrew Parker.
Posted In: Canada, Investing

Buzzword: Say on pay

| Jul 20, 2007
A sure way to keep the CEO in check is by voting on how much they make. But some board rooms aren't welcoming the idea.

On the money trail of Boston Gal

Tess Vigeland | Jul 20, 2007
We know how much is in her savings account and what she's got in her penny jar at home, but we don't know her name. Who is Boston Gal? Tess Vigeland delves into the mystery.
Posted In: Savings

Educating Rico: Sealing the house deal

Rico Gagliano | Jul 20, 2007
Rico's friend Rick is in the last stages of scoring a beautiful loft in downtown LA -- and that means a mortgage contract. In this last installment of our housing market series, we get to call it home.

Like stealing identity from a baby

Amy Scott | Jul 20, 2007
Your kids can have bad credit before they even hit their teens if they're victims of identity theft. Aside from monitoring credit reports, some groups would like to see this prevented on a congressional level. Amy Scott reports.

Straight Story: Unemployment and inflation

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Jul 20, 2007
The vast majority of economists say a 4.5 unemployment rate is great. Chris Farrell says it's much too high.
Posted In: Savings

Summer school: P/E ratio

| Jul 20, 2007
How far are your investment dollars taking you? Wall Street uses the P/E ratio as their preferred measure. Economist Chris Low takes us through the math.
Posted In: Investing

Day in the Work Life: The big cheese

| Jul 20, 2007
New York City's Chanterelle restaurant offers menus decorated with limited-edition art, a 5000-bottle wine cellar and some of the best cheese in the world. Better have a good fromager.
Posted In: Jobs

Engaged: A family affair

Tess Vigeland | Jul 20, 2007
With six weeks to go until the big day, the heat is on for engaged couple Michael Fox and Tiffany Lee-Youngren. Good thing they have a supportive network of family and friends to help keep the costs down.