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IBM cuts off stock options

Hilary Wicai | Dec 21, 2006
IBM is following the lead of companies that are trying to make corporate compensation more transparent by cutting off stock options to it board of directors. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Tallying up the cost of more troops

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 20, 2006
President Bush has suggested increasing the numbers of active-duty troops in the military. We take a look at what that might cost. Kai Ryssdal talks with defense expert Gordon Adams.
Posted In: Washington

There's a war on. Fund it right.

| Dec 20, 2006
Commentator Newt Gingrich says that six years into the battle against radical Islamists and brutal dictators we're still funding the effort as if we were in peacetime.

Government scraps anthrax vaccine contract

Helen Palmer | Dec 20, 2006
VaxGen fails to meet deadlines and loses $900 million deal with the U.S. And, it's not just the vaccine that's in trouble but the whole bio-defense program it's part of, Project Bioshield. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Now, it just might pay to blow the whistle

Steve Tripoli | Dec 20, 2006
President Bush signed a big tax and trade bill today. Part of it made blowing the whistle on tax cheats far more profitable. Easier too. Steve Tripoli has the story.
Posted In: Taxes, Wall Street

Morgan Stanley's rotten excuse

Amy Scott | Dec 20, 2006
Regulators accuse the investment banker of withholding e-mails from clients who brought complaints against the firm. But it's the company's excuse that's really got people mad. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Family-leave laws spur rise in complaints

Hilary Wicai | Dec 20, 2006
A new area of anti-discrimination cases has arisen suddenly, and employers and their attorneys are looking for ways to understand the law and train their managers. Hillary Wicai reports.

Where the 'jet-set gypsies' sleep

Rico Gagliano | Dec 20, 2006
Rico Gagliano spent the night with travelers for whom rock-bottom cheap is the bottom line.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Not all charity is created equal

| Dec 20, 2006
Americans are expected to give a collective record $200 billion in charitable donations this year. But commentator Robert Reich says we need to limit tax deductions for donations to <i>real</i> charities.
Posted In: Taxes

Native Americans get business smart

Steve Tripoli | Dec 20, 2006
Starting a business is challenging under any circumstances, but try doing it amid deep poverty and a lack of know-how. Some folks on Indian reservations are &mdash; and they're succeeding. Steve Tripoli has the story.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship