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A wait-and-see mood for WSJ staffers

Aug 1, 2007
The tabloid style of most of Rupert Murdoch's other media properties might not be a good match for the staid, buttoned-down tone of The Wall Street Journal. But staff writer Sarah Ellison isn't expecting major changes.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

A Turning Point?

Jul 31, 2007
Memory matters in the broad sweep of public policy. I was reminded of this reading the latest newsletter by Peter Bernstein, a market historian and...

Banking for the urban poor

Jul 27, 2007
Urban neighborhoods have traditionally been under-served by the banking giants, leaving many working poor without a bank account. But one nonprofit is hoping to change that. Francesca Segre reports.
Posted In: Savings

Payback time for investors

Jul 27, 2007
Investors who lost money at the hands of some rapid mutual fund trading are starting to see some payback. Tess Vigeland talks to Bob Frick, who wrote about it for Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.
Posted In: Investing

Dissecting drama in the Dow

Jul 27, 2007
The Dow went from an all-time high last week to a tremendous dive on Thursday. What's going on? Tess Vigeland figures out the recently tumultuous market with Marketplace's Bob Moon and Chris Farrell.
Posted In: Investing

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

Despite strong GDP, another down day

Jul 27, 2007
After yesterday's big sell-off, the day began with news that the gross domestic product was up 3.4%. Good news, right? Well, the Dow gave up another 200 points. Steve Henn explains.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

A black mark on Blackstone ... and others

Jul 27, 2007
Until this week, private equity was all the buzz on Wall Street, with the Blackstone Group the hottest. But now it's one of the weakest IPOs of the year, and other private-equity firms are having second thoughts about going public. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Reward CEOs with 'hands-off options'

Jul 27, 2007
Corporate America's latest no-no is stock-option backdating, which has been used to give executives incentive pay. Commentator Jesse Fried says there's a better way to reward the people at the top.
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...

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