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Woman tops China's rich list

Jocelyn Ford | Oct 11, 2006
For the first time, in China a woman tops the list of the nation's 500 richest people. Zhang Yin is worth a cool $3.4 billion according to the annual Hurun Report, and her story is literally rags to riches. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Don't underestimate the cost of your commute

Scott Tong | Oct 11, 2006
A new study suggests we better figure commuting costs into the equation when we decide where to live. They matter a whole lot, especially in less expensive cities. Scott Tong explains.

Sprint chairman calls it quits

| Oct 10, 2006
Sprint Nextel chairman Tim Donahue will leave his post at the end of the year. The move comes after a tough year for Sprint, but the company says Donahue is leaving voluntarily. Diantha Parker reports.

Investigating private-equity funds

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Oct 10, 2006
The Justice Department has begun an inquiry into potentially anti-competitive behavior among leading private-equity funds. Information and documents related to deals and business practices have been requested. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Washington

DuPont's getting greener

Sarah Gardner | Oct 10, 2006
One of the largest chemical companies in the world, DuPont today announced it is doubling its R&D investment in green products and setting new sales goals for eco-friendly products. Sarah Gardner reports.

China to invest abroad

| Oct 10, 2006
Beijing's state pension fund is preparing to make its first investments abroad, putting up to $1 billion into foreign financial markets in an effort to improve returns on its reserves. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Canada

Mining town finds unlikely savior

| Oct 10, 2006
Three years ago Eveleth, Minn. might have been heading for ghost town status when its bankrupt iron mine closed. And then a new wind blew through town, all the way from China. Bob Kelleher reports.

Buyout decision looms for Ford workers

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 10, 2006
Starting next week Ford's hourly employees must decide whether to accept a buyout offer. Today the automaker began conducting career fairs and workshops to help them weigh career options. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to one of those employees.

Self-identity for sale

| Oct 10, 2006
So Google buys YouTube for $1.6 billion — another opportunity to make gobs of money selling more ads to more eyeballs. But commentator and marketing expert Adam Hanft says something is being overlooked in the swirl of attention.

We've got mail

| Oct 10, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal goes through the mail bag and shares some letters from our listeners.

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