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Wall Street shouldn't celebrate

May 23, 2007
To look around on Wall Street you'd think we were back in the days before anybody knew what a dot-com bust was. Commentator Ben Stein says investor enthusiasm is misplaced.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

The public impact of private equity

May 18, 2007
Big buyout firms have been on a shopping spree lately, taking public companies off the market. Kai Ryssdal talked with Fortune magazine's Adam Lashinsky about what it all means.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Week on Wall Street

May 18, 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

Low-income lending makes poverty worse

May 17, 2007
The credit industry has been allowed to aggressively pursue low-income borrowers and that's made a bad situation worse for many poor Americans. Chris Farrell says federal regulators are overdue to step in and stop the cycle of abuse.
Posted In: Housing

Sell, Warren Buffett?

May 16, 2007
Okay, Warren Buffett doesn't need any financial advice from me. But it's free, so here goes....

Business Historian Alfred Chandler, Jr.

May 15, 2007
In the history of business, B. C. stands for Before Chandler. The Harvard Business School professor transformed the study of Big Business in...

Inflation? What inflation?

May 15, 2007
More evidence that inflation isn't a concern, no matter what the Fed says. Today's inflation report has core consumer prices up 2.3% in the 12...

Charley Munger

May 11, 2007
Charlie Munger is Warren Buffet's long-time investment partner at Berkshire Hathway. He's less well-known than Buffet. But he too is a genius at...

The Fed Stays Pat

May 9, 2007
There was no surprise that the Fed stayed pat on monetary policy at this week's Federal Open Market Committee meeting. Inflation remains the Fed's...

Good News on the Mortgage Front

May 8, 2007
Some good news for homebuyers. The Wall Street Journal (you need to subscribe) has a story about Bank of America cutting fees on mortgage loans....