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The money pit: Should you lend to friends?

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 23, 2006
Should you loan money to your relatives or friends? What should you ask for in return? And how do you say no? Kai finds out from Ira Bryck, the Director of the UMass Family Business Center.

Return of stagflation?

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 23, 2006
Some economists are worried about the return of stagflation -- the perfect economic storm that made the '70s such a financial bummer. David Wyes of Standard & Poor's tells Kai whether we should really be preparing for a fiscal downpour.
Posted In: Economy

Housing market shift

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 23, 2006
New figures on home construction suggest the housing market is officially slowing down. Kai speaks to Elizabeth Razzi, author of "Fearless Home Buyer," about the future of the housing market and what it means for home buyers and sellers.
Posted In: Economy

Buying better business books

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jun 23, 2006
Business is the second-largest chunk of the book business after fiction. Last year booksellers sold more than one and a half million books on investing. But how can investors differentiate between fact and fiction? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Navigating the Student Loan Market 101

| Jun 23, 2006
Student loan rates go up July 1 so many borrowers are racing to consolidate before the deadline. Steve Tripoli investigates whether that's the right path for everyone -- and tells us how to avoid some consolidation pitfalls.

Merck to compete with Zocor generic

Helen Palmer | Jun 23, 2006
Today Merck's blockbuster cholesterol-lowering drug Zocor loses its patent. Usually when a brand drug goes generic, the price drops sharply. But Merck's not giving up market share without a fight. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Hooligan travel ban seems to be working

Stephen Beard | Jun 23, 2006
England plays a do-or-die World Cup match against Ecuador this weekend, but as many as 3,000 die-hard English fans won't be able to attend the match in person. Stephen Beard has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Another White House secret: SWIFT tracking

Stephen Beard | Jun 23, 2006
The Bush Administration has been secretly using a massive international banking database to track people it suspects of helping finance terrorism. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Washington

GM, Delphi buyout deadline

Amy Scott | Jun 23, 2006
Today is the deadline for workers at GM and Delphi to decide whether to accept buyout packages to help cut costs at the struggling companies. Amy Scott reports.

Lord & Taylor sale

Rachel Dornhelm | Jun 23, 2006
Federated Department Stores has sold Lord & Taylor to a property development company. Rachel Dornhelm tells us what's next for the famed up-scale retailer.