Features by Jill Barshay

IPOs are back and backlogged

The market for initial public offerings has been dead for awhile, but this week has been the busiest for IPOs since December of 2007 -- and there's a big backlog of companies desperate to go public. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

A doctor's view of health care reform

Physicians and other medical specialists worry about how their pay will be affected in the debate on reform. But some also want to see money used to promote preventive care. Jill Barshay reports in our latest installment of "The Cure."
Posted In: Health, Jobs

Unions struggle with labor law reform

The organized labor movement has a strong relationship with the Obama administration. But beyond its minor victories, the union movement is struggling in its big push to reform labor laws. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Investors get SAD in September

September is traditionally a bad month for the stock market, and the reason may be psychological. One theory is that investors suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, making them more risk-averse. Jill Barshay has more.
Posted In: Health, Wall Street

High-speed trading goes off the Street

Stock traders are always looking for ways to get a leg up on the competition. Jill Barshay reports that today it's all about two things: speed and location.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street, whiteboard

Lotteries don't win in this recession

The Mega Millions lottery game is seeing an increase in ticket sales ahead of an upcoming drawing for a $250 million-plus jackpot. But the lottery industry isn't as recession-proof as it used to be. Jill Barshay reports.

Will doctors' white coats get the hook?

When picturing a doctor, one usually conjures up an image of a person wearing a white lab coat. But the need for doctors' traditional work attire is being looked at more critically. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Health

Suit claims Schwab misled investors

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is suing brokerage giant Charles Schwab, accusing the company of fraud and misleading investors when it sold them auction rate securities that blew up at the beginning of the financial crisis. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Investing

Why oil prices are rising again

Oil prices are on the rise, which is driving up prices at the pump. But if we're in a recession and demand is weak, why aren't prices falling? Jill Barshay explains.
Posted In: Oil

GM puts Europe on cruise control

Germany's government is scheduled to hold talks with final bidders for GM's European operations, also known as Opel. But GM doesn't see much growth potential in Europe. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Auto


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