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Straight Story: College 101

May 26, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week: Chris blows the whistle on the ever-expanding business devoted to saving for college. Parents, listen up.
Posted In: Savings

Mailbag for Friday, May 26, 2006

May 26, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on buying I-bonds, investing in Euros and taking care of an elderly parent.
Posted In: Investing

Secrets and stocks

May 26, 2006
Companies post record profits, investors want to buy. But take some time to sniff around the spreadsheets. Economist Eric Talley explains what you to know before investing in a company.
Posted In: Investing

AARP's new gig

May 26, 2006
The AARP is a familiar name in the retirement business. Now it has tossed its hat into the mutual fund ring. Kai talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Ian McDonald.
Posted In: Investing

The mandatory 401K

May 26, 2006
Coming soon to your benefit package, an automatic enrollment in a worker retirement account. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement, Savings

Drowning in debt

May 25, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow discuss a new report suggesting debt is a growing problem for the middle class. The Center for American Progress says debt now makes up 108% of incomes.

Feds probe companies' stock options

May 19, 2006
Federal investigators are examining whether some companies illegally manipulated stock option grants to give their executives more favorable returns. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

The Week on Wall Street

May 19, 2006
Dallas stockbroker David Johnson talks with host Cheryl Glaser about the markets' rough week.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Immigration economics

May 18, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell talks to host Scott Jagow about the economic impact of skilled versus unskilled immigrants.

Indian students protest affirmative action plan

May 12, 2006
A proposal that would reserve half the seats at India's most prestigious universities for people from the lowest ranks of society is running into opposition from other students. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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