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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

Week on Wall Street

Mar 9, 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

Mailbag for Friday, March 9, 2007

Mar 9, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on investing in a 529 college account, starting a business, and updating a tax return.
Posted In: Investing, Taxes

Protecting your portfolio

Mar 9, 2007
They don't give out pain relievers when you invest in the stock market. So how do you ensure that sudden changes won't make your portfolio sick? Marketplace's Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Investing

Market's turn is good for housing

Mar 8, 2007
On Wall Street, today was a day to celebrate the bounce. It's been a rough week or so in stocks, but as Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, at least one part of the economy's come out ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Retail, Wall Street

Greenspan gives 1-in-3 odds on recession

Mar 8, 2007
Ben Bernanke's had a pretty upbeat take on the economy — so is former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan stepping on his successor's toes with his gloomier-than-thou outlook? Chris Farrell says heck no.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Give shareholders a voice on CEO pay

Mar 6, 2007
The way to control CEOs' excessive salaries and benefits is to give shareholders an advisory vote, says commentator Nell Minow.
Posted In: Investing

Markets nervous on yen's rise

Mar 5, 2007
For the second-straight trading day the foreign-exchange markets had unusual influence on stocks, over worries about something called the "carry trade." Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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