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A hedge fund for the children

Stephen Beard | Jun 21, 2007
Hedge funds have drawn fire recently for their methods in buying companies and selling off the pieces. But one London-based fund has largely escaped criticism, depite its fearsome reputation. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Sue the banks

| Jun 21, 2007
President Bush has stated that the job of recovering shareholders' money from banks involved in the Enron scandal should be left to SEC attorneys. But commentator Jamie Court contends the best path to justice is through the private sector.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Title IX has pumped up women's sports

Tess Vigeland | Jun 21, 2007
The law that requires colleges receiving federal money to provide equal opportunities for men and women went into effect 35 years ago this weekend. Business-of-sports commentator Diana Nyad takes a look at its impact.
Posted In: Sports

Stax looking to find a new groove

| Jun 21, 2007
The Stax record label got its start 50 years ago and featured such legends as Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes and Booker T and the MGs. Now, after a bankruptcy and two buyouts, it's about to get another spin. Trey Kay reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Whispers of a rate hike

Bob Moon | Jun 21, 2007
Someone at the Federal Reserve has been talking to the Wall Street Journal and the word is out: Don't expect an interest rate cut anytime soon. Oh yeah, and there could even be a rate hike when the Fed meets next week.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Clean energy on the fast track

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jun 21, 2007
A new UN report says an influx of investment in green technologies will help us reach renewable energy goals faster than expected. But, environmental groups point out, it's still just a drop in the fuel bucket. Stephen Beard has details.
Posted In: Canada

Should you buy into private equity?

Bob Moon | Jun 21, 2007
The Blackstone Group today will announce share prices for its upcoming IPO, and it's not the only private equity firm maneuvering to go public. But will regular investors really get their piece of the private equity profit pie? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Private equity goes to K Street

Steve Henn | Jun 21, 2007
Major private equity firms are awash in profits, but all that cash flowing around has brought some unwelcome attention from Congress. And that's sent the industry scrambling for cover, where else? K Street. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Teaming up to police nano-threats

Amy Scott | Jun 21, 2007
Nanotechnology could radically change medicine, electronics and even help clean up the environment. But those tiny particles could also be a threat to human health. Amy Scott reports on a new nonprofit-corporate effort.
Posted In: Health, Science

Slave labor in China

Scott Jagow and Scott Tong | Jun 21, 2007
China has announced a nationwide inspection of labor conditions following revelations of widespread human trafficking and forced labor in brick-making facilities there. But that doesn't mean change is at hand. Scott Tong explains.
Posted In: Canada, Crime