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Day in the Work Life: Activist

| Aug 10, 2007
Someone's gotta stand up to the big dogs and defend the little guy. This week, we learn how to keep big companies honest when we talk to a corporate watchdog.
Posted In: Jobs

Your word for the day: Liquidity

Bob Moon | Aug 10, 2007
With markets around the world still rocking from the subprime lending debacle, central banks pumped a third of a trillion dollars into the global banking system to increase liquidity. Bob Moon helps us define what that means.

Sighs of relief amid the gasps and groans

Amy Scott | Aug 10, 2007
Even with the recent stock market losses and hedge fund blow-ups, there are those on Wall Street who see a bright side. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Average Joes think long-term

Steve Tripoli | Aug 10, 2007
Wall Street's nervous. But what about the rest of us? The ones whose 401Ks and pension plans are invested in funds that have gone bad. Steve Tripoli hit the streets to get people's reactions.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Week on Wall Street

| Aug 10, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about how the Fed might react to the liquidity crunch.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Administration lays out immigration plan

Dan Grech | Aug 10, 2007
The Bush administration presented its immigration blueprint with two cabinet secretaries making the announcement of more than two dozen policies -- some new, some already on the books. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

What's happened to our infrastructure?

| Aug 10, 2007
Commentator Tim Bedore says America's way of economic thinking is to blame for the collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis.

A new class in corporate sponsorship

Stacey Vanek Smith | Aug 10, 2007
College administrators always say tuition alone doesn't cover their costs. So they have to raise money elsewhere. Some are turning to new and controversial sources. Stacey Vanek Smith has a lesson in education economics.

Buzzword: Blank check IPO

| Aug 10, 2007
It's nice to know there are positive investors on Wall Street. Some signs you've spotted one: they've got a cheery disposition and are willing to put money into a company that doesn't even have a business plan.
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for Friday, August 10, 2007

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Aug 10, 2007
Chris Farrell answers listener questions about using a custodial account, opening a home equity loan and allocating a retirement account.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings