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Bullish on fun financial metaphors

Feb 20, 2006
Sure, we know the Dow doesn't really flirt with 11,000. But what harm is there in having a little fun when we do the numbers? Scott Tong reports on the pitfalls of metaphor.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

The city of brotherly love... and money

Feb 20, 2006
In his book "The First Wall Street," Robert Wright notes that in colonial days, Philadelphia was home to the nation's treasury, its first stock exchange, and some big insurance companies. Cheryl Glaser talks to him about what made the city so attractive to financial types.
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BlackRock deal

Feb 20, 2006
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan discusses the Merrill Lynch/BlackRock mega deal, and what it means to investors, with host Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

The Week on Wall Street

Feb 17, 2006
Kai Ryssdal checks in with Dallas stock broker David Johnson about the week on Wall Street.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Investing in disaster

Feb 16, 2006
One of Silicon Valley's biggest venture capital firms will invest $200 million into a pandemic and bio-defense fund. The VC fund also invested in Google and Amazon. Helen Palmer looks into whether its latest idea has legs.
Posted In: Health, Investing, Wall Street

Pickier NASDAQ

Feb 16, 2006
Looking to compete head-on with the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ will implement stricter requirements on which publicly traded companies it will list. Alisa Roth has more.
Posted In: Wall Street

Bernanke speaks

Feb 15, 2006
New Fed Chief Ben Bernanke today delivered his first report to the House Financial Services committee. Bernanke said the economic expansion is on track, and hinted the Fed may raise interest rates again. More interesting to many analysts, though, was HOW he said it. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Markets to watch Bernanke testimony closely

Feb 15, 2006
The new Fed Chief comes before the House Financial Services Committee today for a report on the state of the Federal Reserve. Eric Niiler reports that the financial markets are going to hang on every word.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

Merrill Lynch eyes BlackRock

Feb 13, 2006
Rumors are flying on Wall Street that Merrill Lynch hopes to acquire a large stake in money management firm BlackRock, in a deal that could be worth $8 billion. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

ABC, NBC, Al Michaels, and...

Feb 13, 2006
... a cartoon rabbit? Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan and Scott Jagow discuss the business implications of Disney and NBC's recent swap of sportscaster Al Michaels for a cartoon character.
Posted In: Sports, Wall Street

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