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Not all charity is created equal

Dec 20, 2006
Americans are expected to give a collective record $200 billion in charitable donations this year. But commentator Robert Reich says we need to limit tax deductions for donations to <i>real</i> charities.
Posted In: Taxes
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Native Americans get business smart

Dec 20, 2006
Starting a business is challenging under any circumstances, but try doing it amid deep poverty and a lack of know-how. Some folks on Indian reservations are &mdash; and they're succeeding. Steve Tripoli has the story.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship
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Headed for a mortgage meltdown

Dec 20, 2006
A new study predicts that one in five Americans with subprime mortgages, about two million of them, could face losing their home to foreclosure. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Housing
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Delta pilots feed the hand that bites them

Dec 20, 2006
Delta Airlines is expected to get the go-ahead to end its pilot pension plan today. But only yesterday, its pilots rallied in support of their employer. Curt Nickisch explains.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel
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And then they created the Fed

Dec 20, 2006
Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us back to this week in 1913 to find out how the Federal Reserve came to be.
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Markets get an early present in new-home data

Dec 19, 2006
Housing starts were up for November, after a decline the previous month. Some of the biggest home builders now see the housing market stablilizing. But it all might add up to a big lump of coal. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Housing
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Working for the chain gang

Dec 19, 2006
Franchises rake in $1 trillion in retail spending a year. One out of 16 Americans works in one. Franchise owners get name recognition and marketing clout from the home office. And that's not all. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship
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Bah, inflation humbug

Dec 19, 2006
U.S. producer prices soared 2 percent in November &mdash; the biggest gain in more than 30 years. But we shouldn't jump to conclusions, says analyst Dana Soporta.
Posted In: Economy
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A 'dead cat bounce' on Wall Street?

Dec 19, 2006
Analysts are expecting positive numbers when the government releases November housing starts and wholesale prices today, but the good news may be temporary. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street
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Get ready for tax form confusion

Dec 19, 2006
Congress has reinstated billions of dollars in expiring tax breaks for 2006 &mdash; but it was too late to get the changes onto 2006 tax forms. Charla Bear reports.
Posted In: Taxes

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