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Sloan Sessions: Earnings slowdown

Apr 16, 2007
Popular consensus says we can expect to see slowing profit growth when earnings come out this week, but Allan Sloan says the fact that everyone expects it probably means the slowdown has already been factored into the market.
Posted In: Wall Street

Hillary v. Rudy?

Apr 16, 2007
Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani have taken the early lead in polls for the presidential election. If the two New Yorkers end up going head-to-head in 2008, Wall Street might have to hedge its bets.
Posted In: New York, Washington

Lenders blame the media

Apr 16, 2007
As the subprime lending market continues to struggle, mortgage bankers are pointing the finger of blame back at the news media, saying the intense coverage is making things worse.
Posted In: Housing

Inflation appears to be no big deal

Apr 13, 2007
Wall Street let loose a sigh of relief today as the government reported core wholesale prices held steady last month. So, inflation might not be a concern — unless you really like your veggies. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy

There's green in going green

Apr 13, 2007
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman thinks environmentalism needs a makeover — and it can be good for American business. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Taxpayers, meet the Coglianos

Apr 13, 2007
Year after year, three generations of tax accountants work side-by-side for a devoted clinetele in Queens, New York. Their advice: "You do right by the people and they come back to you."
Posted In: Taxes

Not the usual retail Gap

Apr 12, 2007
While some retailers aren't expecting to report great numbers, Gap had none of that negativity — which is a pretty big change. Amy Scott reports the company may be recovering some of its lost luster.
Posted In: Retail

Our very own vending-machine price index

Apr 12, 2007
Here are the latest economic indicators from our office vending machine: corn chips, up 10%; soda, up a dime; tiny donuts, up 30 cents! So we called economist Dan Basse to find out what's going on.
Posted In: Retail

This time, black money's doing the talking

Apr 12, 2007
CBS fired radio host Don Imus today over his racial slur against Rutgers' women's basketball team. As always, money talked. Advertisers were bailing out. Commentator Marcellus Andrews points out that in this case, it's black money.

$1 billion subprime bailout of sorts

Apr 12, 2007
Foreclosures are on the rise as more and more homeowners find themselves unable to refinance, stuck with mortgages they can't afford. But now a nonprofit is teaming up with two major banks to offer thousands a second chance.
Posted In: Housing

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