Business - Most Commented

Pages

Buzzword: Cockroach theory

Mar 16, 2007
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, "Cockroach Theory." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

With prices up, interest rates likely to stay put

Mar 16, 2007
If there were any lingering hopes of an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve board next week, they were probably dashed by today's Consumer Price Index report. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Planning a city from scratch

Mar 16, 2007
About 60 miles north of Los Angeles is one of the last big open spaces left in this country that's near a major urban area. But it might not stay wild much longer. Kai Ryssdal talks about Tejon Ranch with writer Jon Gertner.
Posted In: Housing

Can I get a deal on that Warhol?

Mar 16, 2007
You don't need a t-note to buy beautiful works of art. Stacey Vanek Smith tours the cheaper side of the art market.

Services immigrants bank on

Mar 16, 2007
Some consumers use check-cashing and cash-transfer firms for money transactions. But those financial firms, including those in immigrant-heavy areas, are scrambling to meet new regulations. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy

Selling in a slow market

Mar 16, 2007
You can use a lot of "S" words to describe the housing market: slumping, slowing, and surviving. So how do you sell in a buyers market? Tess Vigeland interviews Elizabeth Razzi, the author of "The Fearless Home Seller."
Posted In: Economy

PR 101: Timing really is everything

Mar 16, 2007
Timing is a precious commodity in the public relations industry — and also a strategic tool. Smart companies, not to mention politicians, use a few time-tested formulas in an attempt to maximize the good news and hide the bad.

Inflation watch: Consumer prices up again

Mar 16, 2007
Consumer prices exceeded the Fed's expectations for inflation in February — doubling the January increase — but policymakers may well leave interest rates unchanged when they meet next week to avoid risking recession.
Posted In: Economy

Student loan kickbacks

Mar 16, 2007
New York's Attorney General says public and private colleges across the country are getting kickbacks from college loan companies to push their loans, even if they may not be the best choice for students.

Almost everything's more expensive

Mar 15, 2007
When the Producer Price Index came out this morning, it accelerated speculation about what the Fed might do when it meets next week. Alisa Roth takes a look at what today's report might really mean.
Posted In: Economy

Pages