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Equity firms eye Sallie Mae

Apr 13, 2007
A private equity fund is reportedly considering buying the student loan firm for more than $20 billion, even as Sallie Mae battles allegations of improper connections between lenders and college financial aid departments.
Posted In: Investing

New Index Funds

Apr 10, 2007
Index funds are boring, right? Not quite. The index fund world is in turmoil....
Posted In: Investing

$100 billion LBO?

Apr 10, 2007
The Sunday Express, a British tabloid, reported the other day that a group of Middle east investors and U.S. private equity firms had combined...
Posted In: Investing

Dow may be next private-equity target

Apr 9, 2007
KKR reportedly is interested in buying Dow Chemical for $50 billion, about a month after it announced a deal for Texas utility TXU for a then-record $32 billion. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Why do I have to keep checking my checks?

Apr 6, 2007
It seems like you deposited that check ages ago and it still hasn't cleared. There's a reason. Tess finds out why with Jean Ann Fox of the Consumer Federation of America.
Posted In: Savings

Get interested in your savings

Apr 6, 2007
There are lots of banks who'd love the chance to sit on your cash. And that means you can find some pretty competitive rates. Lisa Napoli offers this primer on finding high-yield savings.
Posted In: Savings

One-Stop Online Aid For Investors

Apr 5, 2007
From the Alliance for Investor Education. There's a new website that offers investors easy-to-use information on where to check out financial...
Posted In: Investing

Long Live the G-25?

Apr 5, 2007
In the 1980s and 1990s, the world economy was dominated by the G-7 (the major industrial nations), and large capitalization stocks flourished....
Posted In: Investing

Long-Term Care Insurance, Again

Apr 5, 2007
Some more thoughts on long term care insurance....
Posted In: insurance

Prediction: Home prices fall 20%

Apr 5, 2007
Chris Farrell foresees a spring housing season with home prices headed back to 2003 levels, a market correction that's bound to lure the Federal Reserve into lowering interest rates.
Posted In: Housing

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