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B of A eases credit card requirements

Sam Eaton | Feb 13, 2007
Bank of America showed its eagerness to expand its Hispanic-targeted services. It's the first to offer credit cards, sometimes to clients without Social Security numbers. Sam Eaton reports.

The fund's OK, but how about that party!

| Feb 13, 2007
Regulators have fined three mutual-fund companies $700,000 for trying to win business with expensive meals and fancy trips. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

The cost of sending our dollars to China

| Feb 13, 2007
Economist Marcellus Andrews says that if Americans keep buying more from China than we sell to China, our standard of living is going to decline — and pretty soon.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Now, about those millions on ice

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 13, 2007
The agreement on North Korea's nuclear program has one sticking point both sides agreed to leave for later: Whether Pyongyang gets its hands on millions of dollars sitting in a bank in Macau. Kai Ryssdal has more.
Posted In: Canada

Playing straight sometimes misses bottom line

Jocelyn Ford | Feb 13, 2007
In most countries, scandal is bad for business. But in China, being on the up and up can mean lost business. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

So nice of you to write

| Feb 13, 2007
Kai Ryssdal reviews your letters reacting to our reports and commentaries — from online lending and Robert Reich to the Jewish sabbath and the American Enterprise Institute.

Paid sick leave gets healthy debate

Sarah Gardner | Feb 13, 2007
There's no federal requirement for paid sick days. Democrats argue that's hurting paychecks and the workplace. But business groups aren't buying that argument. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Business moves toward the mobile office

John Dimsdale | Feb 13, 2007
Much of what we call work still needs people to happen. But offices are changing to accommodate the way we work today. John Dimsdale reports on a visit he took to a model workplace of the future.

Faux diamonds sparking a gem war

Curt Nickisch | Feb 13, 2007
This Valentine's Day, some consumers are opting for high-quality diamonds produced in a lab. They're cheaper and guilt-free — and the mined diamond industry isn't happy about it.
Posted In: Retail, Science

Poor people gotta eat too

| Feb 13, 2007
Commentator Angela Glover Blackwell says grocers would be wise to invest in inner cities, where healthy food choices are limited and dense populations offer more profit per square foot.