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Buzzword: Preferred lender

| Apr 13, 2007
Taking out loans to pay for a college is a staple of higher education. And so is corruption.

Day in the Work Life: U.N. translator

| Apr 13, 2007
Imagine taking all of the documents at your job and translating them into six different languages. That's a lot to conjugate.

Mailbag for Friday, April 13, 2007

| Apr 13, 2007
Chris Farrell answers questions about consolidating debt, finding a financial planner and tracking down payment vouchers for the IRS.

Inflation appears to be no big deal

Steve Henn | Apr 13, 2007
Wall Street let loose a sigh of relief today as the government reported core wholesale prices held steady last month. So, inflation might not be a concern — unless you really like your veggies. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy

Sallie Mae draws private-equity interest

Alisa Roth | Apr 13, 2007
Private equity firms reportedly are interested in buying up the biggest student loan company in the country, Sallie Mae, despite its recent troubles. Alisa Roth looks at what the appeal might be.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

N. Korea nuke deal locked by frozen funds

| Apr 13, 2007
Saturday is the deadline for North Korea to shut down its nuclear reactor if it wants to get foreign oil. But there may be a hitch, tied to $25 million frozen in a Macau bank account. Ramy Inocencio reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

High Court to hear home health workers' plight

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 13, 2007
Despite long hours and low wages, about 1.2 million people are home health workers. And their numbers are rising. Issues over how they're paid will be argued before the Supreme Court on Monday. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Health

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 13, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

'India Calling'

Miranda Kennedy | Apr 13, 2007
Operators in India's call centers are becoming a hot topic in India. They've even become fodder for popular entertainment among the country's fast-growing middle class. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

There's green in going green

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 13, 2007
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman thinks environmentalism needs a makeover — and it can be good for American business. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship