Jun 28, 2005
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William Donaldson retires Thursday. But he's not short-timing it: tomorrow he'll hold a vote on a controversial new rule. Marketplace's Scott Tong reports.
Jun 17, 2005
David Johnson talks with Cheryl Glaser about the convictions of two former executives of Tyco, who looted more than $150 million from the company.
Jun 10, 2005
Where does Alan Greenspan get his colorful language, like "irrational exuberance"? You'll never believe what David Johnson tells David Brown.
May 31, 2005
If you hold stock, chances are there's a fancy certificate somewhere to prove it. Maybe it's under the mattress, or in a safe deposit box. Maybe your broker keeps it for you. Maybe you've never even seen it. If the securities industry has its way, that piece of paper is headed to the recycle bin of history. This month the state of Delaware cleared one of the last hurdles to a nearly paperless stock market. The change could save investors and companies billions of dollars. So why are some of them dragging their feet? Marketplace's Amy Scott reports.
May 27, 2005
Time for our weekly look at the markets, this time with personal finance expert Knight Kiplinger.
May 26, 2005
You pay your money on Wall Street, you take your chances. There are after all no sure things in investing. But some things are a good deal less sure than others. For example, hedge funds. Here's Chris Farrell.
May 24, 2005
It's a prime example of research and industry joining forces... Five years ago, chemical giant Dupont collaborated with MIT to come up with new technologies that could sell. So far, the project has delivered, especially in health care. As Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk, things are going so well, Dupont is injecting millions more into the program.
May 19, 2005
Today, three hedge funds agreed to pay a total of $2.4 million worth of fines. The SEC said the hedge funds were manipulating share prices through short-selling. Earlier this month, cable company Adelphia agreed to pay over $700 million to settle fraud charges. And in the past several years, a number of investment banks and mutual funds have reached big-time settlements with regulators over questionable business practices. Jim Cox teaches securities law at Duke University, he explains why the SEC seems to settle cases so often.
May 18, 2005
Government statistics show consumer prices are holding pretty steady. But, go into any mall in the country, and most consumers will tell you otherwise. Gretchen Cook asks, 'what is up with inflation?'