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Her 'manny' is no summer fantasy

Jul 16, 2007
Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh says she doesn't need to escape with a book about having a male domestic helper, as a friend recommended. She's got the real thing: Her husband.

Not the happiest place on Earth

Jul 16, 2007
Disney is fighting to block a massive apartment complex near its Disneyland resort that would include units for low-income residents. And that upsets some of its lower-paid employees. Jordan Davis reports.
Posted In: Housing

Fighting fraud in lending

Jul 16, 2007
The subprime mortgage crisis has focused government scrutiny on lenders who cross the legal line. Now federal and state officials have turned up the heat on all sorts of unsavory lending practices. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Housing

Digital conversations and temptations

Jul 16, 2007
Fortune's Allan Sloan shares some advice for all the financial big hitters considering joining the world of Internet forums and chat: 1. Don't hide under a pseudonym. 2. Remember that the world is bigger than your keyboard and monitor.
Posted In: Wall Street

Volvo for sale?

Jul 16, 2007
Ford says it ain't so, but there's word this morning that the company's putting Volvo on the auction block along with Jaguar and Land Rover. All those luxury foreign brands have cost car maker $5 billion over the last few years. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto

Industry's future hinges on UAW deal

Jul 16, 2007
The United Auto workers will begin hashing out its next contract with the Big Three automakers this Friday, and many are predicting the outcome will be a make-or-break moment for the future of the U.S. auto industry. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Auto

Straight Story: Boomers, watch your savings

Jul 13, 2007
Americans over the age of 65 have a collective $15 trillion in the bank. Economics editor Chris Farrell says the retiree motto for financial advice should be "caveat emptor."
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Planned obsolescence is profitable

Jul 13, 2007
They don't make computers or washing machines like they used to. But if they did, what would happen to the warranty industry? Lisa Napoli talks to Todd Marks of Consumer Reports about whether cheap warranties are a good deal.

Retail's down, consumer hopes are up?

Jul 13, 2007
The Commerce Department said June retail sales posted their steepest drop in nearly two years compared to May. Yet, at the same time, consumers said they're more optimistic about the economy and their pocketbooks. Jill Barshay sorts it out.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Blackstone exploits another loophole

Jul 13, 2007
Last month when the Blackstone Group went public there were protests over how it engineered a deal allowing it to pay less than half the tax rate paid by most other public companies. Well, it's now reportedly done itself one better. Steve Henn explains.
Posted In: Wall Street

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