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The changing face of investor lawsuits

Tess Vigeland | Jun 29, 2007
A recent Supreme Court case said an investor's lawsuit could only go forward if there was compelling evidence of the company's intent to rip them off. Tess Vigeland talks to Berkeley law professor Eric Talley about what this could mean for investors.
Posted In: Investing

Finance 101 for the Latino community

| Jun 29, 2007
Growing up in the U.S., you may feel more at ease using cash machines and online banking. But for many adult Latino immigrants, learning how to use these financial tools can be complicated. So parents are getting a little help from their kids.

The joys of a paid sabbatical

Jeff Tyler | Jun 29, 2007
It may be rare, but there are companies in the U.S. that offer their employees extended time off with pay. If you don't get a sabbatical, why not ask for one? Jeff Tyler explores how.

Fed issues new lending guidelines

Jill Barshay | Jun 29, 2007
The Federal Reserve today put out a set of guidelines for subprime mortage lenders. The only thing is, the "standards" are voluntary. So, what's the point? Jill Barshay reports.

More than one way to diversify schools

John Dimsdale | Jun 29, 2007
The Supreme Court put a scare into supporters of affirmative action when it ruled public schools can't assign students based on race alone. But school districts are already trying other methods, such as family income. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Crime

For now, bloom stays on Ecuador's rose

| Jun 29, 2007
A trade deal with several South American countries expires tomorrow. But President Bush is expected to sign an eight-month extension -- which would be a rosy deal for a country like Ecuador. Mary Stucky reports.

Will new contract rules help small biz?

Steve Tripoli | Jun 29, 2007
Small businesses are supposed to get 23% of federal government contracts. Yet, big companies have been winning some of those jobs. New rules take effect tomorrow that are intended to change that. Steve Tripoli reports.

Week on Wall Street

Scott Jagow | Jun 29, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Scott Jagow what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

The iPhone's here! The iPhone's here!

Scott Jagow | Jun 29, 2007
Kevin Pereira, host of G4 TV's "Attack of the Show" was one of those who got his hands on one of Apple's new devices. He stopped by to give us his thoughts.

Hong Kong sees mainlanders coming

Scott Tong | Jun 29, 2007
A decade ago this weekend, Hong Kong became a Chinese territory again after 156 years of British rule. It's flourished under China's control -- and from the flow of mainland vacationers. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Travel