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The bullish season

Tess Vigeland | Oct 6, 2006
This week, the Dow hit a record. Is it really goodbye bears, hello bulls? What's behind the market rally? Tess Vigeland asks Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial.
Posted In: Economy

Paycheck mistakes

| Oct 6, 2006
Finders keepers, right? That's the rule. Or does it change when you receive a little extra cash . . . by mistake? Sally Herships shares her story.
Posted In: Jobs

We want your vote -- and we'll pay for it

Scott Tong | Oct 6, 2006
Election day is five weeks away. Get ready for an onslaught of flyers, pamphlets and phone calls. Now there's a new way to target voters -- and it has a lot to do with your personal finance, Scott Tong reports.

Air-passenger-data deal reached

Scott Tong | Oct 6, 2006
U.S. and European officials have agreed on new rules governing how much personal data Europeans should provide to American authorities about people flying to the U.S. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Will NYSE traders leave the floor?

Amy Scott | Oct 6, 2006
The New York Stock Exchange is trying a new trading system that might pose a threat to the floor traders whose loud and chaotic activities have been an integral part of its daily activities. Amy Scott reports.

Agreement would take junk out of food

Hilary Wicai | Oct 6, 2006
President Clinton and the American Heart Association announced a deal with several major food companies to make school snacks healthier. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health, Science

When violence at home comes to work

| Oct 6, 2006
Domestic violence isn't just a problem at home. It also costs billions of dollars in the workplace. Some companies are responding. From the Work and Family desk, Apryl Lundsten reports.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 6, 2006
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Baseball's bases are loaded

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 6, 2006
Attendance for Major League Baseball games is at an all-time high. From a business standpoint, things are about as good as they get. Sports commentator Diana Nyad takes a look at the game with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Sports

Putting golf out to pasture

Rico Gagliano | Oct 6, 2006
Among cows and barbed-wire fences in farmers' fields, tens of thousands of people are taking to a game called "Farmer's Golf." Rico Gagliano traveled to The Netherlands to learn the origins and secrets of the game.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Sports