Marketplace for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street
The law firm of Slater & Gordon started selling shares on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2007, making it the first publicly traded law office in the world. Nate DiMeo reports on what that might mean for lawyers and investors.
Two trial-lawyer associations are battling -- in court, of course -- over one group's right to use "trial lawyers" in its name. Commentator Jeff Birnbaum is amazed they would fight for something most people hate.
The Internet may be the deciding factor in this year's Iowa caucuses. Author Garrett Graff, who worked for Howard Dean's campaign the last time around, says this year's campaigns have taken their Web work to another level.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street
The Securities and Exchange Commission wants to make it easier for Americans to dabble in foreign stocks. It's mulling a proposal that would let U.S. investors trade on other countries' stock exchanges. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.