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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.

Mailbag for Friday, July 20, 2007

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Jul 20, 2007
This week, Chris Farrell debunks the myth around engagement ring math. Should it really be two months' salary?
Posted In: Savings

Finding a few cracks in banks' earnings

Amy Scott | Jul 20, 2007
The country's big banks are making big money. Citigroup, Wachovia, Bank of America and SunTrust have reported strong profit growth. But a closer look shows some cracks in the system. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Were hedge funds' investors misled?

Alisa Roth | Jul 20, 2007
Now that Bear Stearns has told investors in two of its high-profile hedge funds that their money's essentially gone down the subprime drain -- all $1.5 billion -- threats of lawsuits are flying. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Crime, Investing, Wall Street

Student borrowers may have it easier

Jeremy Hobson | Jul 20, 2007
The Senate has passed the Higher Education Access Act, which would direct more money to grants and student aid. If approved by the president, it's expected to make paying for college easier for students. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Washington

Publishers close book on signing parties

| Jul 20, 2007
Once upon a time, publishers would go the extra mile to help their first-time writers. But no longer. Sally Herships reports that the book party, which used to be a staple of the publishing industry, has largely vanished.
Posted In: Books

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 20, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about Wall Street's record-setting week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Stop America's farm socialism

| Jul 20, 2007
Debate continues in Congress on the $250 billion farm bill. On Thursday, the House Agriculture Committee voted to end payments to the wealthiest farmers. Commentator Stephen Moore says it's a small step in the right direction.

In Singapore, it pays to procreate

| Jul 20, 2007
Faced with a falling birthrate, Singapore has taken an unusual approach to pushing couples down the path of having babies. Rachel Louise Snyder reports.