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Your Boss Doesn't Understand Your 401(k) Plan's Fees Either

401(k) plans are under fire for their high and often-hidden fees, which rob employees of their investment returns. But don't blame your employer -- when it comes to understanding the retirement plans they offer, the bosses are just as much in the dark as workers are.

An Upside to Piracy? The Government Says There Is

Counterfeit products -- such as fake watches and bootleg DVDs -- are illegal, but they may have some unintended economic benefits, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. Among the many ways legitimate businesses benefit from the availability of counterfeit goods: Consumers use bootleg copies of albums, movies and video games to sample goods, and if they like what they've tried, they purchase the real thing.