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New Hampshire not keen on populism?

Jeremy Hobson | Jan 7, 2008
Presidential hopefuls campaigning in New Hampshire might have a difficult time selling a populist platform in a state with a strong economy. Jeremy Hobson talks to locals on what they want from their candidate.
Posted In: Economy

Polar bears could cut down gas

| Jan 7, 2008
The polar bear might be a new addition to the U.S. government's endangered species list next week, which could also mean help fighting greenhouse gas emissions. Danielle Karson reports.

New IDs for Mexico's border control

Dan Grech | Jan 7, 2008
Mexico will soon be issuing electronic identity cards to combat security issues at borders. Dan Grech reports the solution is part of a plan to regularize a database of those who consistently cross over.
Posted In: Mexico, Travel

Retiring in Europe

Chris Farrell | Jan 7, 2008
Question: My wife and I are 60 and plan to retire at 62. My question is this: We're considering selling our home upon retirement and basically...
Posted In: Retirement

Learning from 2007's financial trends

| Jan 7, 2008
Growth stocks did better than value stocks, big companies outperformed smaller ones and foreign stocks pummeled U.S. stocks. How will these trends from last year affect Fortune's Allan Sloan? Scott Jagow finds out.

Mission: Spend family riches this way

Sean Cole | Jan 5, 2008
More and more families, especially wealthy ones, are writing mission statements to structure how future generations manage their holdings. And wealth-management firms are getting involved. Sean Cole reports.

The joys of a paid sabbatical

Jeff Tyler | Jan 4, 2008
It may be rare, but there are companies in the U.S. that offer their employees extended time off with pay. If you don't get a sabbatical, why not ask for one? Jeff Tyler explores how.
Posted In: Jobs

Don't let sneaky hidden fees 'getcha'

Tess Vigeland | Jan 4, 2008
Smart consumers know it's important to pay attention to the details. But sometimes the details are so well-hidden, you can't figure anything out. Author Bob Sullivan talks about sneaky hidden fees with Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Books

Day in the Work Life: Doula

| Jan 4, 2008
A doula is a person who "mothers the mother," or helps them give birth. Doula Katie Wise gives physical and emotional support to women and their families -- a range of things except delivering the baby.

Getting Personal

Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell | Jan 4, 2008
In the first Getting Personal of the new year, host Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell tackle everything from buying a very expensive engagement ring to giving stock to another person.