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Easy ways to diversify your portfolio

Sep 29, 2006
It's a popular personal finance mantra: diversify, diversify, diversity. Are you as diversified as you think? Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Investing

Making it easier to find pension costs

Sep 29, 2006
The agency that sets U.S. accounting rules has issued new requirements for corporations to state pension liabilities on their balance sheets. Marketplace's Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Week on Wall Street

Sep 29, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Dallas stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson about the past week in the markets and what might lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Dow flirts with record high

Sep 27, 2006
Investors were firmly focused today on the chance the Dow Industrials would hit a record close. Host Kai Ryssdal talked with Marketplace's Amy Scott about why it matters. . . . If it does.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Straight talk equals good business

Sep 27, 2006
A new study suggests that companies that speak plainer English in their earnings reports may actually perform better. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Investing

No hedging: Amaranth is on the way out

Sep 27, 2006
There's word today that the hedge fund that bet on natural gas prices and lost $6 billion will sell off bits of its company and pay off angry investors.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Checking account interest rates

Sep 22, 2006
Some banks are starting to offer higher returns on your interest-bearing checking account. Kai looks at what you need to know.
Posted In: Savings

Money Matters: Retirement for the self-employed

Sep 22, 2006
There's nothing better than being your own boss. Well, that is, until you have to figure out what retirement plan to choose. IRA expert Ed Slott maps out the options.
Posted In: Retirement

Pension Act fine print

Sep 22, 2006
Last month, President Bush signed the Pension Protection Act of 2006. Don't worry if you haven't had time to read the 900-page bill. Kai talks with Peter Orszag, the director of the Retirement Security Project.
Posted In: Retirement

Backdating for a dead man

Sep 22, 2006
Cablevision admitted that it awarded stock options to a vice chairman after he died. The company backdated the options to make it look like the executive had received them while he was still alive. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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