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U.S. dollar rides on expectations

Mar 18, 2008
The U.S. dollar is under a lot of pressure on the expectation that the Fed will cut their key Fed funds interest rate. Scott Jagow talks to Stephen Beard in London on the dollar's fall versus the euro -- and gain on the pound.
Posted In: Economy

No one's escaping bad earnings

Mar 18, 2008
Some analysts say the banking sector will be fine in the long run, but that earnings reports are going to be lousy for now. Alisa Roth reports what to expect of profit reports from the likes of Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs.
Posted In: Wall Street

Your work day could use a nap

Mar 18, 2008
Business traveler Nicolas Ranco was willing to try anything to relax and fall asleep. He found it on a trip to Japan and decided to bring the idea of accessible midday naps to the sleepless in New York City. Jaime Bedrin has more.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Microsoft, Yahoo! aren't that different

Mar 17, 2008
Commentator and former Microsoft employee Scott Berkun says when you look past the stodgy corporate environment of Microsoft and the freewheeling Yahoo! culture, the two companies are more similar than they might like to admit.
Posted In: Jobs, Science

Life is unfair, and so is the bailout

Mar 17, 2008
The collapse of Bear Stearns prompted the Fed to once again cut interest rates. Commentator and economist Andrew Samwick says whether you call it a bailout or a rescue, all Americans have a stake in the outcome.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Will taxpayers pay for Bear bailout?

Mar 17, 2008
The Federal Reserve committed $30 billion in taxpayer money to guarantee the riskiest part of Bear's portfolio in the JP Morgan sale. Kai Ryssdal speaks to Bob Moon about whether the move could ultimately benefit taxpayers.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes

Once-mighty Bear killed by subprimes

Mar 17, 2008
Once one of the top investment banks on Wall Street, Bear Stearns was offered a mere $2 a share in a bailout deal offered by JP Morgan. Janet Babin reports on how the subprime crisis may have triggered the bank's dramatic fall.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

Should the Fed let Bear Stearns fail?

Mar 17, 2008
Bear Sterns might totally have collapsed if the Fed hadn't bailed out the firm. Doug Krizner talks to investor Jim Rogers, who says there's nothing wrong with bankruptcy.
Posted In: Economy

Bear Stearns takeover hits workers

Mar 17, 2008
Bear Stearns' employees were told Monday morning that they had become employees of JP Morgan, and that their company stock was now only worth $2 a share. Janet Babin reports their other prospects may not be promising either.
Posted In: Jobs, Wall Street

Panic is reality for Bear Stearns

Mar 17, 2008
Bear Stearns' stunning collapse came a week after things seemed normal for the bank. Scott Jagow talks to economist Diane Swonk, who says panic in the market and clients turning their backs prompted the trouble.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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