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Dow's up further, but is the economy?

Apr 25, 2007
The Dow Jones Industrials ended today at an all-time high: 13,089.89. Most other indexes are up, too. So is the economy on the upswing, or is this just a bunch of numbers? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

A clash of symbols

Apr 25, 2007
For years, a stock symbol of one to three letters suggested the company was listed on the New York or American Stock Exchange. Nasdaq-listed companies used four or five letters. But that may change. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Feds should practice what they preach

Apr 25, 2007
Fed Chief Ben Bernanke visited a Washington, D.C., high school today as part of a campaign to teach financial literacy. Commentator Ben Stein finds the choice of messenger on the subject . . . interesting.
Posted In: Investing

Bank deals on both sides of the pond

Apr 23, 2007
Dutch bank ABN Amro has agreed to be bought by Barclay's. As part of the deal, it will sell its Chicago-based LaSalle Bank to Bank of America. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street, Washington

Week on Wall Street

Apr 20, 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

No stagflation this time around

Apr 19, 2007
Some economists are concerned that conditions are ripe for stagflation and they're drawing parallels to the stagflation economy of the '70s. But Chris Farrell says put your disco shoes away, it's not gonna happen.
Posted In: Economy

Keeping Traditional Pensions

Apr 17, 2007
In the 1980s, companies started retreating from offering their workers traditional "defined benefit" pension plans in favor of "defined...

Sallie Mae deal may draw some study

Apr 16, 2007
The sale of the nation's largest student loan company for $25 billion is expected to raise some eyebrows in Washington. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Apartment Rents?

Apr 15, 2007
There still seems to be an expectation that apartment rent prices will rise this year, but I don't buy it. The supply of housing is simply too big,...

Money and Politics

Apr 15, 2007
We all know money in politics is disturbing. And about the safest forecast I can make is this: The candidates for the White House will raise record...


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