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A hedge fund pandemic?

Stephen Beard | Jun 2, 2006
Hedge funds are dangerous, more of a threat to the world's economy than a bird flu pandemic. That's a new warning from the European Central Bank. Stephen Beard reports.

Americans keep on spending

Amy Scott | Jun 1, 2006
At least a lot of us do. Most retailers today reported higher-than-expected sales for May. But those numbers might not stand up to a closer look. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy

Static on the line for Vonage

Lisa Napoli | Jun 1, 2006
Internet phone company Vonage has struggled since it went public. It offered customers a chance to buy into its IPO early, and now says it will hold them to that deal — even though the stock has dropped 13%. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Investing, Science

Buying into China

Alisa Roth | Jun 1, 2006
The Bank of China went public today for a total of almost $10 billion dollars. Chinese banks have had corruption problems in the past — so what's the attraction? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Canada, Investing

Gulf Coast energy forecast: uneasy

Sam Eaton | Jun 1, 2006
As the Gulf Coast braces for this year's hurricane season, Sam Eaton looks at how the area's buildings and construction rules are different nowadays.

What did you Google two years ago?

Steve Tripoli | Jun 1, 2006
The Department of Justice wants to know. The agency wants Internet providers to keep your search terms for two years -- or longer. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Rebalancing the power

| Jun 1, 2006
Commentator Ben Barber says good can come from Congressional bribery: a greater awareness of the separation of powers.

Who's getting Wal-Mart's money?

John Dimsdale | Jun 1, 2006
Wal-Mart shareholders meet tomorrow. One item on the agenda: A controversial vote that would require the company to reveal all political giving from corporate funds. John Dimsdale reports.

The economics of school lunch

Alex Cohen | Jun 1, 2006
School cafeterias are obligated to serve kids a school lunch on loan if they can't pay for it. But what if, after this happens a few times, the kid's parents never repays the loan? Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Washington

Border fence could block business too

Scott Jagow | Jun 1, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell talks to host Scott Jagow about the likely impact more border fencing will have on US-Mexico trade.