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The U.S. Retirement Market, 2006

Jul 25, 2007
According to the latest Investment Company Institute study total U.S. retirement assets hit $16.4 trillion in 2006. That's up 11% from 2005 and 55%...

Credit market tightens on lenders

Jul 25, 2007
The bankers in the Chrysler sale say they aren't going to be able to sell off loans Chrysler's arranged in the deal, due to a credit-market squeeze. Kai Ryssdal talks to an executive in the credit market about what's going on.
Posted In: Investing

The Unemployment Rate Is Too High

Jul 25, 2007
Why do we think a 4.5% unemployment rate is too low or, to put it somewhat diferently, is acceptable. Far too many people are unemployed these days...

Investors hedging bets in a big way

Jul 25, 2007
More and more investors are taking money out of their brokerage accounts and investing in hedge funds to protect against the possibility of a correction in the Dow, now hovering at 14,000. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Unions bend to private equity realities

Jul 24, 2007
Firms specializing in buyouts indirectly employ more than five million Americans. And unions are increasingly looking to shore up gains by making concessions to the new economic powers. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs

Keeping an eye on divesting investments

Jul 23, 2007
Mutual fund boards and money managers have basically one mission: get the best return for investors. Socially responsible investors often need to plow through the fine print. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Investing

Straight Story: Unemployment and inflation

Jul 20, 2007
The vast majority of economists say a 4.5 unemployment rate is great. Chris Farrell says it's much too high.
Posted In: Savings

Summer school: P/E ratio

Jul 20, 2007
How far are your investment dollars taking you? Wall Street uses the P/E ratio as their preferred measure. Economist Chris Low takes us through the math.
Posted In: Investing

Finding a few cracks in banks' earnings

Jul 20, 2007
The country's big banks are making big money. Citigroup, Wachovia, Bank of America and SunTrust have reported strong profit growth. But a closer look shows some cracks in the system. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Week on Wall Street

Jul 20, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about Wall Street's record-setting week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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