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After All That.....

Chris Farrell | Sep 4, 2007
August was brutal in the markets. Imagine getting a call from your Mom, "So, you still think this is a correction?" (Put plenty of disbelief into...

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Chris Farrell | Sep 4, 2007
Q: My wife and I had our first child a few months ago. After doing some research, we had all but pulled the trigger on one state's 529 college...

Traffic and corruption in New Delhi

Miranda Kennedy | Sep 4, 2007
India's accident rate is one of the worst: over 80,000 traffic-related deaths a year. In New Delhi, it's so bad the High Court increased fines 50%, but the roots of the problem go much deeper. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Hot in one room, cold in the next

Janet Babin | Sep 4, 2007
Office buildings never seem to get the temperature right. You might think modern climate controls could stabilize such tightly-controlled environments, but the very design of cooling systems is to blame, Janet Babin discovers.
Posted In: Jobs, Science

Edsel rolls into golden age at 50

Dan Grech | Sep 4, 2007
Today is the 50th anniversary of the Edsel, but Ford isn't celebrating. It is one of the most spectacular failures in U.S. automotive history, but the splashy car is probably more popular now than ever. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Auto

Most likely to get crunched...

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Sep 4, 2007
Standard and Poor's says the tiny emerging markets of Latvia and Iceland are most vulnerable to fallout from the U.S. subprime mortgage meltdown. Stephen Beard explains the link.
Posted In: Health

CEO and chairman of the Bard

Sean Cole | Sep 4, 2007
A chief executive's life can have its moments of high drama. That's why a training seminar uses Shakespeare to teach management lessons. Sean Cole has the story.
Posted In: Jobs

Just say no to your boss

Tess Vigeland | Sep 4, 2007
It's one of the smallest words in the English language and probably the toughest to say to the boss. Dr. Dory Hollander is the founder of Wise Workplaces. She tells Tess Vigeland how to say no -- without losing your job.
Posted In: Jobs

Making a virtual impression

Jane Lindholm | Sep 4, 2007
Golf has been a popular way to schmooze with the boss. But the workplace and the games we play are changing. Reporter Jane Lindholm thought it might be worth a shot at a new approach.
Posted In: Jobs

Don't stand out, stand together

| Sep 4, 2007
Management gurus say the best way to get ahead at work is to just put yourself out there. But commentator Richard Conniff disagrees. He says workers are better off if they stand together, than stand out.
Posted In: Jobs