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Remembering Wall Street's original tycoons

Apr 2, 2007
Before there was Goldman Sachs or Morgan Stanley, there was Lazard Freres. Kai Ryssdal talks to author William Cohan on his book about the financial firm's legacy on Wall Street.
Posted In: Wall Street

Sloan Sessions: GM pensions done right

Apr 2, 2007
Newsweek's Allan Sloan says General Motors' plan to fund its worker pensions is performing so well, you might even argue it's subsidizing the rest of the company.
Posted In: Auto, Wall Street

Ohio helps homeowners avoid foreclosure

Apr 2, 2007
Faced with broad fallout from a weak economy and a widespread foreclosure crisis, Ohio is putting up state-backed bonds to provide a pool of refinancing money to help some struggling homeowners.
Posted In: Housing

Shopaholism linked to other urges

Mar 30, 2007
A new study says that if you're trying to curb your appetite for spending, you might be making yourself more vulnerable to other urges down the road. Tess Vigeland talks to professor and consumer researcher Ron Faber, who co-authored the study.

Define 'suspicious' activity

Mar 30, 2007
If you've ever had your credit card mysteriously shut down because the company wants to protect you against fraud, you'll know this can burn you. Tess Vigeland sits down with analyst Ted Crooks to talk about fraud and "suspicious" activity.

Straight Story: Long-term health care

Mar 30, 2007
This week, long-term health care insurance is in trouble. Chris looks at why and helps us find a solution.
Posted In: Economy

Making specialty drugs cheaper

Mar 30, 2007
Biologics are the most expensive pharmaceuticals on the market, but you never see them advertised. This week, the FDA announced more research is needed for possible cheaper generic versions. Andrea Smardon reports.
Posted In: Economy

Day in the Work Life: Wallet guardian

Mar 30, 2007
There are more billionaires in the world now than ever. And as you can imagine, they need a lot of help to stay rich. We hang out with an essential member of a billionaire's support team: the wallet guardian.
Posted In: Jobs

From rice to riches for Uncle Ben

Mar 30, 2007
Uncle Ben, of instant rice fame, isn't just Uncle Ben anymore. In a new marketing campaign, he's now chairman of the board. Amy Scott reports that the makeover is getting mixed reviews.
Posted In: Retail

Greenwashed?

Mar 30, 2007
As the movement toward more sustainable living practices grows, so too does the need for standards that'll ensure the products on our shelves really are "greener."

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