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Filling the cheap labor void

Dan Grech | Apr 9, 2007
Workplace raids have succeeded in scaring off illegal immigrant workers — but that's left many farms and businesses struggling to maintain production levels and Congress struggling to agree on a solution.
Posted In: Immigration

Picking another fight with China

Scott Tong | Apr 9, 2007
The U.S. is expected to file new complaints with the WTO this week saying China isn't doing enough to fight piracy and counterfeits. Beijing has made it easier to prosecute the crimes, but the problem is built into its restrictive market.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Pneumonia drop ups vaccine's value

Helen Palmer | Apr 9, 2007
Prevnar is an expensive vaccine but effective in preventing deadly diseases such as meningitis, so doctors have been using it despite the high cost. Now evidence that it also cuts pneumonia cases makes its price tag seem even more reasonable.
Posted In: Health

Straight Story: Cut!

| Apr 6, 2007
This week, economics editor Chris Farrell yells "Cut" at the newest reel of credit card documentaries.

Thanks for writing us!

| Apr 6, 2007
We brought you the best of personal finance and you responded. Tess Vigeland hears feedback from our listeners.

A beautiful garden for the right price

| Apr 6, 2007
Want to make your garden bloom without breaking the bank? Tess Vigeland takes us on a tour of her own garden with Amy Stewart, author of "Flower Confidential."

A very taxing family

| Apr 6, 2007
It's a family business that only Uncle Sam could love. Ashley Milne-Tyte takes us to Queens, New York, where three generations of tax accountants prepare for April under the same roof.
Posted In: Jobs, Taxes

Mailbag for Friday, April 6, 2007

| Apr 6, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on life insurance for newborns, prioritizing income when you decide to establish your own nonprofit business, and the secrets of retiring at age 51.

Buzzword: H-1B visa

| Apr 6, 2007
They come from foreign lands to put their sophisticated skills to work in the U.S. -- unless there's not enough room.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Day in the Work Life: Steeplewright

| Apr 6, 2007
Don't take your places of worship for granted. This week, we profile a man whose job it is to make sure church steeples stay upright.