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Jim Zirin speaks with Michael Moran.

The world in 2014 is a risky place. What are its greatest perils—a nuclear accident, a terrorist attack, a natural disaster or an economic meltdown? Risk analysis expert Michael Moran takes Jim on a global tour, analyzes the probabilities and gives his financial and strategic outlook for the coming year.

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Jim Zirin speaks with Adam Levin.

This holiday season has seen an alarming rise in instances of identity theft. Consumer advocate Adam Levin tells Jim that in the digital age your personal data is as valuable to you as money, and of what you should do to protect yourself from widespread schemes to defraud.

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Jim Zirin speaks with Cecilia Gardner.

Cecilia  was a top narcotics prosecutor putting bad guys in jail. Now, as head of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, she is chasing fraudsters who sell fake diamonds on the Internet. She tells Jim  that millions of dollars in diamonds change hands every day online in legitimate transactions, but you have to be careful.

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Jim Zirin speaks with Susan Lyne.

Anointed one of the “50 Most Powerful Women” in business, Susan broke the “glass ceiling” and  put  together a string of successes as a print journalist, at ABC-TV where she produced “Desperate Housewives,” winning six Emmys, and as CEO of Martha Stewart. Today, she is knocking the cover off the ball at the Gilt Groupe. She tells why  e-Commerce works.

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Jim Zirin speaks with Selvyn Seidel.

He explains that commercial litigants traditionally bear their own legal expense, and the cost may be catastrophic. Many drop good cases, or lose their businesses entirely, because they run out of money. Recently, however, third parties have advanced legal costs. Is such funding illegal or unethical? Does this new structure stir up meritless litigation or improve access to justice?

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Jim Zirin speaks with Alan C. ("Ace") Greenberg.

As CEO and Chairman of Bear Stearns, he saw the firm grow into a titan. Then came 2008, and the world turned upside down. Ace Greenberg pulls no punches as he tells of the sinking of an “unsinkable” ship.

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