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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

Moody's hurt by its tougher rules

Jul 18, 2007
The investment rating service has made it harder for mortgage-backed bonds to get its top rating. As a result, it says it's now losing business. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

The Benefits of Globalization

Jul 18, 2007
The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development has a good study on globalization. Making the Most of Globalization offers a good economic...

Corporate, public pensions roll the dice

Jul 18, 2007
Hedge fund and private equity fund managers are taking big risks and raking in fortunes. But the employees of all these public and corporate pension plans now investing in the funds have a lot more at stake, warns commentator Robert Reich.
Posted In: Investing

How long can the happy music play?

Jul 17, 2007
While optimism reigns on Wall Street, there are some more questions today about how long the rally might last. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Life insurance on the line

Jul 17, 2007
Life settlements, viaticals, mortality and longevity bonds -- investors these days are finding all sorts of ways to cash in on life and death. Amy Scott explains.
Posted In: Investing

Headed for a fall or looking strong?

Jul 16, 2007
You might think good times are here again on Wall Street, given the last few sessions. But investors in the options market seem to be indicating that things have gone too far, too fast. Economist Mark Zandi explains.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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