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Women are day laborers, too

When we think of day laborers we usually think of men. But Alisa Roth reports on a corner in Brooklyn where the job seekers are women.
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A bizarre tale of insider trading

What do you get when you mix a retired Croatian seamstress, an exotic dancer in New York and employees at a Wisconsin printing press? A complicated story about insider trading. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing
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SEC rules on mutual fund boards

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
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Jobless numbers could add to inflation worries

Unemployment figures for March are due out today and indications are they'll show the job market is on the upswing. But as Alisa Roth reports, what's good news for job seekers is a red flag for inflation hawks.
Posted In: Economy
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EU v. US monetary policy

The European Central Bank is expected to leave the Euro-zone interest rate unchanged today when it meets to discuss monetary policy. Alisa Roth reports on the differences between the ECB and the US Federal Reserve Bank.
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Wal-Mart gives back?

Wal-Mart has announced it will open more than 50 stores in "distressed" areas and help small businesses in those areas to succeed. It's part of an image overhaul for the company, which has faced increasing criticism for its business practices. Alisa Roth reports.
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Starbucks brews up a movie promotion

The coffee retailer becomes a movie marketer today, launching a publicity campaign to promote a film it also helped produced. Alisa Roth has more.
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GMAC sells off a chunk

General Motors announced today that a group of private equity firms has bought most of its commercial mortgage division. Will the $9 billion deal help GM reverse its fortunes? Alisa Roth reports.
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UAW/Delphi/GM deals

Today the United Auto Workers announced much-awaited deals with both GM and Delphi. The deal is designed to help GM meet its restructuring goals by trimming its workforce... and to avert a much-feared strike by Delphi. Alisa Roth reports.
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Markets on the rise

It's been a good few weeks for the markets. The S&P 500 and the Dow both reached nearly five-year highs and appear to be going strong. Can the bull market hang on? Are we setting ourselves up for another fall? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

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