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Chris Farrell | Jan 3, 2008
For fun (depending on your definition of fun), I was interviewed on December 31 by Gary Eichten on Minnesota Public Radio's midday program. It's an...

Recession Watch and

Chris Farrell | Jan 3, 2008
Ed Yardeni's latest newsletter also has a nice summary of the bearish economists on Wall Street. It all comes down to the outlook on consumer...

A windfall for The Weather Channel

Janet Babin | Jan 3, 2008
The company that started The Weather Channel is expected to put it up for sale, and many big-time companies are said to be interested. Janet Babin reports the 24-hour weather broadcaster could make a fortune.
Posted In: Wall Street

The Sovereign Wealth Wave

Chris Farrell | Jan 3, 2008
Economist and money advisor Ed Yardeni has a nice table in his latest newsletter on the buying spree by the sovereign wealth funds. This is only...

Supermarkets giving away free drugs

| Jan 3, 2008
A few supermarket chains have begun offering free prescription medications for a limited number of drugs. Matt Sepic reports in some cases, the stores actually make more money by giving the drugs away.
Posted In: Health, Retail

High-risk deals not necessarily bad

Sam Eaton | Jan 3, 2008
High-risk investors have been taking advantage of subprime by buying damaged shares. Now, regular money managers are starting to dabble, too. Sam Eaton reports so-called "bottom-feeding" can yield big returns.
Posted In: Wall Street

Three Kings Day gives gift of sales

Dan Grech | Jan 3, 2008
To get a post-holiday sales bump after a rough season, retail chains like Wal-Mart are promoting products for Three Kings Day, a traditional post-Christmas Hispanic holiday. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Retail

Savings for a Stay-At-Home Mom

Chris Farrell | Jan 3, 2008
Question: I'm currently not in the paying workforce while I take care of my infant son. Besides the obvious large loss of income, I'm concerned...

Ethanol fuels debate in Iowa

John Dimsdale | Jan 3, 2008
As the Iowa caucuses come to a close tonight, all presidential candidates have the corn-based fuel ethanol on their plate. But not everyone in the corn-heavy state is on board. John Dimsdale reports.

Foreign investors in U.S. boardroom

Janet Babin | Jan 3, 2008
As Americans back away from banks and financial institutions, foreign investors are stepping in. But the leverage these shareholders can have in U.S. boardrooms is a politically-charged issue. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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