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From the Money Matters Desk: Energy Tax Credits

| Apr 7, 2006
It is never too early to start planning for next year's tax bill. Kateri Callahan is the president of the Alliance to Save Energy. She tells Kai how consumers can get tax credits for conserving energy.
Posted In: Taxes

Alternative Minimum Mayhem

| Apr 7, 2006
Millions of taxpayers are getting a rude awakening this tax season. It's called the AMT and it ain't pretty. Kai interviews Clint Stretch from Deloitte Tax LLP.
Posted In: Investing

Saving a Cracked Nest Egg

| Apr 7, 2006
Congress may soon come to the rescue of employees who lose their nest eggs when their company goes belly up. But there's a catch. Bente Birkeland reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement

The ARM Strikes Back

| Apr 7, 2006
Homebuyers took advantage of low interest rates the last several years by getting adjustable rate mortgages. Now rising interest rates spell: bigger, monthly mortgage payments. Marketplace's Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Housing

Senate immigration bill

John Dimsdale | Apr 7, 2006
The Senate has sidetracked immigration legislation that could offer the possibility of citizenship to more than 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. The bill had 38 votes, far short of the 60 needed to push it forward. But that doesn't mean it's dead. John Dimsdale reports.

SEC rules on mutual fund boards

Alisa Roth | Apr 7, 2006
The Securities and Exchange Commission has one more chance to make its case on rules governing the mutual fund industry that were designed to protect investors from abuses. A federal appeals court today sent the rules back to the SEC for the second time in less than a year. The SEC ruled in 2004 that at least 75% of directors on mutual fund boards must be independent; currently the mandatory minimum is 50%. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Will Snow fall?

Scott Tong | Apr 7, 2006
There's plenty of talk in Washington about whether Treasury Secretary John Snow will be part of a White House administration shakeup. Snow will only say publicly that how the length of his tenure is an issue between him and President Bush. Scott Tong reports.

Iran and the Palestinian Authority

| Apr 7, 2006
Europe and the US are holding the Hamas-dominated Palestinian Authority's feet to the fire. They want the Palestinian Authority to renounce terrorism and recognize Israel, and they're threatening to cut off foreign aid. If that happens, commentator Reza Aslan says, Iran may jump into the void.
Posted In: Economy

The Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 7, 2006
Kai Ryssdal talks with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the week on Wall Street and what's ahead for the markets.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

The history of immigration in the US

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 7, 2006
Kai speaks with historian Donna Gabacia about the history of immigration in the United States, and what might be ahead for the nation now that immigration legislation on the Senate floor appears to be stalled.
Posted In: Economy

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