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Hedge funds

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.
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The synergy of research and industry

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.
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SEC settlements

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.
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The principles of hedonics

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?'
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Electronic Entertainment Expo

May 18, 2005
Curt Nickisch sneaks off to the Electronic Entertainment Expo to check out the coolest new video games and gadgets you may be seeing during the holiday season this year.
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The Sloan Sessions: Return of the long bond

May 16, 2005
Yes, the long bond is coming back to the marketplace. What difference does it make? Quite a bit, for a government that needs to borrow a lot of money. Host Kai Ryssdal explores the impact of the 30-year bond's return with Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan in this edition of The Sloan Sessions.
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The week that was, on Wall Street

May 13, 2005
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson gives his Friday thoughts on the week on Wall Street.
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Ameritrade merger

May 9, 2005
E-Trade's in talks about a possible merger with rival Ameritrade. The price tag... more than $5.5 billion dollars. Sounds like a perfect marriage. If the two companies got together, they'd barely even have to change the letterhead. But there's more to it than just cutting down on printing costs, according to reporter Dennis Berman of the Wall Street Journal:
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NYSE liquidity

May 9, 2005
The planned merger between the New York Stock Exchange and the electronic trading firm Archipelago is being challenged in court. A retired broker named William Higgins--who owns an exchange seat--says he and other seat owners should be getting more cash out of the deal. He's accusing NYSE execs of "grossly undervaluing" the exchange. Meanwhile the man behind the deal--NYSE chief John Thain--said today the lights on the exchange's famous floor won't be going out anytime soon. Marketplace's Bob Moon has that story:
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The Week on Wallstreet

May 6, 2005
Time to check the week on Wall Street with stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson in Dallas.
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