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State of the Union - Health

John Dimsdale | Jan 31, 2006
President Bush delivers his State of the Union address tonight. Among other things, he plans to propose new initiatives for health insurance. John Dimsdale has a preview.
Posted In: Economy, Health

State of the Union - Energy

Sam Eaton | Jan 31, 2006
President Bush also plans to talk about energy initiatives in his State of the Union address tonight. Sam Eaton reports.

Hedge fund dropouts

Amy Scott | Jan 31, 2006
You've probably heard about hedge funds. They're basically fancy mutual funds for rich people and institutions. Not long ago, anybody with a Bloomberg terminal and a couple wealthy friends could start one. Many left traditional jobs on Wall Street for the promise of spectacular profits. But some say the glory days may be drawing to an end. And many who struck out on their own are now returning to the fold. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Southwest's Gary Kelly on building a corporate culture

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 31, 2006
In the first installment of our new segment "Conversations from the Corner Office," Kai talks with Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly about building a corporate culture, and why the customer isn't necessarily always right.

Kabul kids

Miranda Kennedy | Jan 31, 2006
International donors are meeting today to discuss aid to Afghanistan. Unemployment remains rampant there, but as Miranda Kennedy reports, kids in Afghanistan aren't having problems finding work.

Making money off of Greenspan

Scott Tong | Jan 31, 2006
Outgoing Fed chief Alan Greenspan didn't just leave his mark on the economy. He also had an impact in the art world. Scott Tong looks at one artist who's made some green from painting portraits of Greenspan.
Posted In: Economy

Why health savings accounts are a bad idea

| Jan 31, 2006
Commentator Zanny Minton-Beddoes says the health savings accounts President Bush is expected to tout in his State of the Union speech today could end up costing more money than they save.
Posted In: Economy, Health

Understanding health savings accounts

Helen Palmer | Jan 31, 2006
President Bush expects to make health saving accounts a highlight of his State of the Union speech tonight. But how exactly do they work at the consumer level? Helen Palmer has the details.
Posted In: Health

So long, Alan

Amy Scott | Jan 31, 2006
Amy Scott looks at how Alan Greenspan changed the role of Fed chief during his 18-year tenure.
Posted In: Economy

China opens the door to new investment

Alisa Roth | Jan 31, 2006
New rules that go into effect today allowing foreign investors to own a larger percentage of Chinese companies. Alisa Roth has the details.