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Educating Rico: The car lot

Rico Gagliano | Dec 29, 2006
Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series, Educating Rico. This time, our hero buys a used car. And he brakes for the bad news.

Sloan Sessions: A year of private equity

Scott Jagow | Dec 29, 2006
Newsweek's Allan Sloan looks back at 2006 and says it was all about private equity money sloshing around on Wall Street — but the trend can't last through 2007.
Posted In: Wall Street

Entertainment lessons of 2006

| Dec 29, 2006
American Idol still rules. There are no movie-making rules. And everything's going to get faster in '07. Daily Variety's Mike Speier reviews the year in entertainment.
Posted In: Entertainment

Kim Jong Il finds a golden loophole

Stephen Beard | Dec 29, 2006
The Times of London says North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Il could be planning to use London's gold market to get around financial sanctions. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Telecom wedding bells ringing?

Dan Grech and Scott Jagow | Dec 29, 2006
It's the last business day of 2006 and AT&T wants to finish the year with FCC approval for its purchase of BellSouth. Last night it offered up some consumer-friendly concessions that might do the trick. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Science

What to do with all that extra cash. . .

Amy Scott | Dec 29, 2006
Big investment banks on Wall Street are expected to hand out a record $24 billion in bonuses this season. Amy Scott asks some of the lucky recipients how they're going to spend theirs.
Posted In: Jobs, Wall Street

Toyota stands alone

Sam Eaton | Dec 29, 2006
Analysts expect an across-the-board slump in new auto sales for December — except for Toyota. Sam Eaton has details.
Posted In: Auto

Still golfing in the Northeast

Curt Nickisch | Dec 29, 2006
Unseasonably warm weather is putting the hurt on New England's multi-billion dollar winter recreation industry, but the region's golf courses are basking in it. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Sports

Pushing for 401k reform

Steve Tripoli | Dec 29, 2006
The New Year may bring new momentum to efforts to improve investor protections in 401k retirement plans. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Investing

Cloned food called safe, but is it desirable?

Helen Palmer | Dec 28, 2006
Food from cloned animals poses no risk, so warning labels aren't justified, according to the FDA. Still, consumers don't seem to have an appetite for it. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health