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Interest Rates Up: Could Spell Uncertainty For Home Loans, Retirement

Interest rates have shot up recently, and if the rise continues, it could affect everything from home loans to retirement plans. Host Michel Martin speaks with Roben Farzad of Bloomberg Businessweek about whether you should do anything to prepare, if rates continue to climb.

Report: Overdraft Protection Puts Customers 'At Greater Risk'

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports those who opt in to the service rack up more costs and are more likely to have their accounts closed.

See-Through Pants Problem Behind Her, Lululemon CEO To Leave

Christine Day has led the yoga and athletic clothing company for more than 5 years. Lululemon is now restocking stores with pants that have "more fabric across the bum." It ran into a public relations problem earlier this year when "increased sheerness" allowed too much to be seen.

Data Leak Could Undermine Trust In Government Contractor

Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old computer technician at the center of the NSA surveillance controversy, was an employee of Booz Allen Hamilton. In recent decades, the government has grown increasingly reliant on such firms to do critical work on national security.

Feds Buckle On Emergency Contraception Age Restrictions

The administration had been trying to appeal a judge's ruling to make the morning-after birth control pill available over the counter with no age restrictions. The Justice Department said it would obey the order — sort of. The FDA may soon approve the over-the-counter sale of Plan B One Step without a prescription.

Estate On Palm Beach's Billionaire Row Sells For A Bargain

Florida's housing market is picking up in places, but a home in Palm Beach just sold for more than 40 percent less than the asking price. The 20,000 square foot home was originally on the market for $74 million. According to The Wall Street Journal, it sold on Friday for a mere $42 million.