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Execs won't be ducking shareholders now

Feb 14, 2007
After today, the insurer known for its wacky duck commercials will also be known as the first major U.S. company to give shareholders a say on executive compensation. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Alcoa stock not foiled by rumors

Feb 13, 2007
A newspaper story says two mining companies want to buy the aluminum producer Alcoa. One company says it's not true. The other's not talking. But investors weren't listening anyway. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

The fund's OK, but how about that party!

Feb 13, 2007
Regulators have fined three mutual-fund companies $700,000 for trying to win business with expensive meals and fancy trips. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Icahn's not leery of auto-parts investment

Feb 9, 2007
Carl Icahn's private equity fund has made a deal to buy the auto-parts maker Lear for close to $3 billion — at a time when parts suppliers are struggling. Amy Scott reports on what Icahn might have in mind.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Week on Wall Street

Feb 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

Buzzword: Front running

Feb 9, 2007
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, "Front running." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for Friday, February 9, 2007

Feb 9, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on buying bonds, investing in a "hot" fund, and qualifying for domestic partner benefits.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Americans just aren't saving

Feb 9, 2007
Spend, not save. That seems to be the mantra of the American consumer. Kai speaks with economist Peter Morici about the dwindling savings rate among Americans.
Posted In: Savings

Should you pay off your mortgage early?

Feb 9, 2007
What's better: paying off your mortgage quickly or building other financial investments? Kai Ryssdal talks to Smart Money's Bob Rose about what makes the most sense for you.
Posted In: Investing

Science ain't cheap

Feb 8, 2007
The White House has been talking a lot about global warming and energy security lately, but Chris Farrell says the President's budget lacks the commitment to do something about them.

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