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Mailbag for Friday, April 28, 2006

Chris Farrell | Apr 28, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on researching student loans, opening a Roth account for a minor, and finding the best stock simulation games.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

5K wish list

| Apr 28, 2006
What if a small money windfall lands in your lap? Should you invest it? Spend it? Or save it? Money Magazine's Ellen McGirt tests out some options.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Hidden fees in 401Ks

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 28, 2006
It is a truth universally acknowledged that not all 401Ks are equal. Some charge high fees. Others have hidden fees. Kai Ryssdal talks with Kathy Kristof, who covers personal finance for the Los Angeles Times.

The Corner Office: Xerox CEO Anne Mulcahy

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 28, 2006
Kai Ryssdal takes a page out of Anne Mulcahy's management book. The CEO of copier giant Xerox led the company's transformation from a has-been to a household name...again. She sits down with Kai for an interview.
Posted In: Jobs

The new American vacation

| Apr 28, 2006
Map out the directions. Adjust the rearview mirror. And try not to spill the double-shot cappuccino on the leather interior. There's a media blitz to put you behind the wheel of an RV. Alex Cohen reports.

Grease lightning

Tess Vigeland | Apr 28, 2006
Drivers want cheaper gas. So why not steer away from crude oil? Tess Vigeland investigates the cost of turning your car into a lean green vegetable oil driving machine.

All the day's news en Español

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 28, 2006
Not all newspapers are feeling the squeeze from the rise of Internet news. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at one sector of old media that's actually growing.

Life in the Iraqi army

| Apr 28, 2006
Ben Gilbert reports on one of the few jobs in Iraq with a steady paycheck: being a soldier in the Iraqi army.
Posted In: Canada

Thanks China!

Ruth Kirchner | Apr 28, 2006
China's surprise interest rate hike caused oil prices to fall today to $70 a barrel — a whole $5 lower than Monday. But, as Ruth Kirchner reports from Beijing, no one thinks the lower price will last.
Posted In: Canada

Whither GDP

Amy Scott | Apr 28, 2006
New numbers out this morning reveal that the economy grew 4.8-percent this month. That's the strongest rate of growth since the third quarter of 2003. However Amy Scott says enjoy it now, because it probably won't last.
Posted In: Economy

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