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Week on Wall Street

Jul 27, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about Wall Street's wild week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Market Meltdown

Jul 27, 2007
Does the global market meltdown signal the end of the global boom or, at least, a dramatic slowing in the U.S. economny? I don't think so. The...

Investing? Check Pink Sheets first

Jul 27, 2007
The stock information service rates companies by risk, and could help smaller investors separate the good companies from the bad. How to tell a bad stock? It's labeled with a skull and bones... Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Bad Bankruptcy Law

Jul 26, 2007
On April 20, 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act into law. Record number of Americans...

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

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