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OK, so maybe you can't lavish your loved one with expensive gifts. But if had unlimited funds, what would you get? Sean Cole peruses a millionaire's Valentine's list, and poses some questions about money and love.
Now is a good time for young investors to learn a lot about Wall Street and take advantage of opportunities in undervalued stocks. Sally Herships meets with 14-year-old traders who keep up with the markets.
Tess Vigeland reads listener e-mails on long-term investing, "do-it-yourself disasters," and an idea to mandate that all members of Congress do their own taxes with pencil, paper and calculator.
Oregon residents can get paid through Medicaid if they become official caretakers for family members. Ethan Lindsey reports how some home care workers get help from the state, and how the recession might affect the job.
The unemployment rate among active-duty veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan is 2% higher than for civilians. We hear from veteran Stephen Kraft, who, despite having a strong resume, is finding it hard to get steady work.