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What Moms Teach Us About Money

Research shows that what our parents teach us about money lays an important foundation for our future financial fitness, and the anecdotal evidence is just as strong. So if you're a rainy-day saver or a coupon clipper, you probably have mom to thank.

Using an Easy-Bake Oven Is About to Become Difficult

The Easy-Bake Oven is falling victim to the fight against global warming. The incandescent light bulbs that heat the toy ovens are being phased out in 2012 in favor of energy-efficient compact fluorescents. But precisely because they are energy efficient, they don't get hot enough to bake a cookie.

Unique Ways Kids Can Earn Money

Kids earn money at a lemonade standA lemonade stand may be one of the most recognized ways young kids earn money before they're old enough to take on a real job, but there are plenty...

Japan Finds No Link Between Vaccines and Child Deaths

Japan's health ministry says it's continuing its suspension of pediatric vaccines made by Pfizer and Sanofi-Aventis, despite finding no direct link between the vaccines and the deaths of four children. Both drugmakers are cooperating with the government and expect to be cleared.

Five Investing Rules You Can Learn From Kids

Looking at investing from a child's perspective can be eye-opening. And you don't need to have kids of your own to learn these lessons. Here are five tips for learning how to think like a child -- and how to turn that into making some grown-up profits.

Well-Educated Women Pay a High Price to Have Kids

Highly skilled women will lose about a quarter of a million dollars, or as much as a third of their lifetime earnings, by choosing to have a child, making the prospect of raising a family a far more expensive one for college grads than their less-educated counterparts, a new study shows.

Another Victim of the Great Recession: Child Support Payments

These payments fell in 2009 for first time in the U.S. in more than three decades, and while the official government report for fiscal 2010 won't be out for months, it's likely that it, too, saw that downward trend continue. Stubbornly high unemployment is the primary culprit.

Bain Capital to Buy Gymboree for $1.8 Billion

Children's clothing retailer Gymboree (GYMB) has agreed to be acquired by private-equity firm Bain Capital Partners for $1.8 billion in an all-cash deal, the companies said Monday.

No New Children's Tylenol on Shelves This Year

Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that the Fort Washington, Pa., facility where it produced children's medications will probably stay shut down for the rest of 2010, meaning that no new supplies of those medicines will be available this year.

McDonald's Shrek Glasses Add to Fast Food's Woes

McDonald's recall of tainted Shrek glasses is an unusual reminder of the downsides to America's love affair with the Golden Arches. And as McDonald's fights to avoid blame for a share of the obesity epidemic, the last thing it wants is more scrutiny of how it markets fast food to kids.

J&J's Tylenol Recall Woes Are Getting Worse

Johnson & Johnson faces a Congressional hearing on its recall of Tylenol products for infants and children next week, an expanded Federal Drug Administration probe and angry parents. But so far, shareholders seem unconcerned.