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The Dow Days of the Economy

Apr 22, 2005
The markets had a rough time last week, but the Dow is certainly not the economy and the economy is not the Dow. So how does each influence the other? Mesirow Financial chief economist Diane Swonk gives Kai a rundown of the current economic picture.
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What Lies Beneath: Deciphering an Earnings Statement

Apr 16, 2005
How do you decide when to buy a stock? When to sell? One way: read the company’s earning statement. And there’s no better time. With earning season in full swing, you’ll have access to lots of reports…from companies like Apple, General Motors, and Bank of America. But what answers lie beneath all those numbers? Investors.com’s Ken Shreve breaks down an actual earnings statement.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

IPOh!: A Surge in Initial Public Offerings

Apr 9, 2005
Through the end of March... initial public offerings brought in just over ten billion dollars. That's up almost 50 percent from a year ago... and it's the highest dollar amount in five years. Linda Killian explains the comeback.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Being the Market

Apr 2, 2005
This was a week of economic numbers. Fourth quarter gross domestic product came in at 3-point-8 percent. The Labor Department reported the economy added 110,000 jobs in March. Wall Street, of course, reacted way before those numbers went public. Case in point... last week, the dollar rallied against the euro and the yen. Exactly how does that happen? Economy dot com's Mark Zandi explains.
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The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Health Care and General Motors

Mar 26, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, General Motors is bleeding money and lowering profit expectations. Chris says it spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e for the nation's health care industry.
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Inflation Fears

Mar 26, 2005
Inflation fears are back. Is the threat to your pocketbook real? Economist Magazine's Zanny Minton-Beddoes distinguishes fact from fear.
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The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Dollar Blues

Mar 19, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, the dollar is falling, the dollar is falling. Chris takes cover.
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The "Buzzword": Non-Executive Chairman

Mar 19, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Non-Executive Chairman." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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Recession Bound?

Mar 19, 2005
Are we headed for a recession? Well, one economic indicator is pointing in that direction. And it could wind up costing you and me some money. FTN's Chris Low explains.
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The "Buzzword": Consumption Tax

Mar 13, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Consumption Tax." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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