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Mergers and breakups

Jan 16, 2006
Last year set a record for mergers and acquisitions, but companies like Viacom are reversing that trend by breaking into parts. Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan tells host Scott Jagow that either way, investment bankers make a ton of money.
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A big honkin' settlement for AIG

Jan 13, 2006
Last May, the New York Attorney General filed a lawsuit against the insurance giant AIG, accusing AIG of fudging its accounting to make its results look better than they were. Now, a settlement may be in the works. Alisa Roth tells us how more than $1 billion may wipe the slate clean.
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Inflated fears about inflation?

Jan 13, 2006
The Labor Department announced today that the Producer Price Index, which tracks what manufacturers and stores pay, climbed 5.4% last year - the biggest jump in 15 years. So why is Gus Foucher of Moody's economy.com so calm?
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David Johnson checks in

Jan 13, 2006
Dallas stockbroker checks in with host Cheryl Glaser about the week on Wall Street.
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Salary flap

Jan 10, 2006
Skyrocketing executive pay has dogged corner offices since the corporate scandals of the first part of the decade. Now the SEC is considering a major overhaul of executive pay disclosure rules. Bob Moon reports.
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Bedore predicts for 2006...

Jan 9, 2006
The year's only a week old, but prognosticators are already figuring out what lies ahead in 2006. At least one market analyst's betting the Dow will hit 13,000. But comedian/commentator Tim Bedore thinks most economic predictions tend to be wrong. He's got a few of his own...
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David Johnson checks in

Jan 6, 2006
Stockbroker David Johnson talks with Marketplace host Tess Vigeland about this week's ups and downs on the stock market. He's feeling more chipper than last week.
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NYSE trading licenses

Jan 5, 2006
As part of its transition to a publicly traded company, the New York Stock Exchange is now offering "trading licenses" rather than the clubby "seats" it once offered. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, they're a hot item.
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One more charge for Jeff Skilling

Jan 4, 2006
The Feds have found one more charge to levy against former Enron President Jeffrey Skilling -- deception over a stock sale. Prosecutors want to use Skilling's earlier testimony about his sale of company stock at his upcoming conspiracy trial. His attorneys want to keep it out. Janet Babin reports.
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Fuzzy figures

Jan 4, 2006
Many companies listed in the S&P 500 factor company stock buybacks into quarterly earnings reports. The practice skews revenue reporting in the companies' favor, and as Bob Moon reports, it's completely legal.
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