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Jul 4, 2007

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KKR to air its private equity in public

Jul 4, 2007
Private equity firm KKR is seeking to raise $1.25 billion in an initial public offering. Why go public now? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Kids, you should know ... we're loaded

Jul 4, 2007
A survey of rich moms and dads found that they tend to avoid discussing their wealth with their children -- possibly to the kids' detriment. Sean Cole reports on this problem many of us wish we had.

You, too, could be a global microlender

Jul 4, 2007
Looking for a new way to invest? How about lending to a business on the other side of the world? New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof did, and traveled to meet his beneficiaries. He talks to Tess Vigeland.
Nicholas Kristof shakes hands with baker Abdul Satar, the recipient of his Kiva.org microloan of $25, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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A new way to get a loan

Jul 4, 2007
People create financial independence under various definitions. Amy Scott takes a look at a new way to borrow and lend that doesn't slap on usurious interest charges.

Investing newfound fortune at home

Jul 4, 2007
Here's a sure way to gain financial independence: Win the lottery! One lucky lotto player took his winnings to the bank and to his hometown of Battagram, Pakistan. Miranda Kennedy reports.

U.K. tightens rules on skilled immigrants

Jul 4, 2007
After bomb scares in London and Glasgow, Britain has announced it will increase security checks on highly skilled immigrant workers. Dan Grech reports on how this move will affect a British economy that's dependent on foreigners.

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Yuma, Az Damien Jurado
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