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401K fraud

| Dec 15, 2006
Employee sponsored retirement accounts help pave the road to your golden years. But some small companies have used those accounts for their own bottom-line. Kai talks with Kathy Kristof of the Los Angeles Times.

The new Medicare year

| Dec 15, 2006
Year two of the Medicare prescription plan is about to start. Money Magazine's Ellen McGirt joins Kai for a conversation on what seniors need to know.

Mid-life career change

| Dec 15, 2006
A lot of Americans dream of a better job. So a growing number of older workers have decided to make that dream a reality. From Interlochen Public Radio, Tom Kramer reports.

Coming back empty-handed

Ruth Kirchner | Dec 15, 2006
Treasury Secy. Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke went to China for what they called a strategic economic dialogue. But somebody apparently forgot to tell the Chinese.Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Blair halts BAE-Saudi bribery probe

Stephen Beard | Dec 15, 2006
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is defending his decision to scrap a major corruption investigation. Saudi Arabia had threatened to pull out of a multibillion-dollar defense contract if he didn't. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Suit alleges a gallon isn't a gallon

Dan Grech | Dec 15, 2006
A consumer fraud lawsuit accuses gas stations of selling fuel at higher temperatures than legally required in hot climates like Florida and Texas. What's the problem? Consumers could be paying for fumes. Dan Grech explains.

Check out anytime you like — and leave

John Dimsdale | Dec 15, 2006
The SEC has floated new rules making it easier for companies based overseas to de-list from stock exchanges here. John Dimsdale explains why foreigners are so eager to take their stock listings elsewhere.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

There's the rub: Where to put Wall Street statue?

| Dec 15, 2006
One of Wall Street's famous statues of a bull and bear — said to bring good luck with a special touch — needs a new home. Commentator John Steele Gordon says someone should get on the ball to find a place for it.
Posted In: Wall Street

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 15, 2006
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Nintendo has a Wii problem

Janet Babin | Dec 15, 2006
The video-game maker says it's going to voluntarily exchange the straps for 3.2 million controllers on its new Wii system. Why? Let's say they've become out-of-controllers. Janet Babin reports.