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Pimco on Sub-Prime

Mar 22, 2007
Paul McCulley, managing director at the giant money management company Pimco, writes an astute newsletter on Fed policy at www.pimco.com. (Bill...

Wal-Mart gave up too easily

Mar 22, 2007
Chris Farrell says if we want to clean up subprime lending, we need more than regulatory reform. He argues that we need to open up the banking industry to competition and, flaws and all, Wal-Mart is the company to do it.

Watch Out for High Fees

Mar 21, 2007
At the American Economics Association's annual meeting in January of this year, one of the sessions I attended was Hedge Funds: Performance and...
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Predatory lending

Mar 19, 2007
On March 17 I flew from New York to the Twin Cities. On the plane I read the New York Times and I noticed an intriguing juxtaposition of headlines....

Week on Wall Street

Mar 16, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Valuable lessons in refinancing

Mar 16, 2007
Refinancing might get harder even if you don't have a subprime mortgage. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Investing

'A' stands for 'Another risky mortgage'

Mar 16, 2007
Another week has brought another worry about risky mortgages. Host Tess Vigeland talks about Alt-A loans with Chris Mayer, the Director of the Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School.
Posted In: Investing

The Subprime Market Concern Overblown

Mar 16, 2007
The subprime market is imploding. Home foreclosures are surging. Millions of new homeowners could be thrown out on the street. So, it's hardly...
Posted In: Investing

Volatility on Wall Street

Mar 13, 2007
Several factors came together today, sending the Dow down 242.66. Kai Ryssdal checks in with economist Diane Swonk to get her view on the market's drop.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Accountants object to accountability law

Mar 12, 2007
A U.S. Chamber of Commerce commission today took aim at Sarbanes-Oxley, the corporate-governance law that businesses have learned to hate. They say it leaves auditors unfairly open to risk. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing

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