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To market, to market

Apr 28, 2005
The stock markets have been all over the place lately -- not a good sign for supporters of privatizing Social Security. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with personal finance expert Chris Farrell about what the market volatility means for Baby Boomer retirements.
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More stagflation worries

Apr 25, 2005
The markets are all over the place lately. Host Tess Vigeland talks with personal finance expert Gabriel Wisdom about what's driving them and about the prospect of stagflation.
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The week that was on Wall Street

Apr 22, 2005
Time to check the week on Wall Street with stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson in Dallas.
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John Steele Gordon on the history of the NYSE

Apr 22, 2005
Today, an electronic stock trading company called Instinet made it official, announcing they'll merge with Nasdaq. There'd been lots of talk this might happen, but as market mergers go, few expected NASDAQ would be beaten to the punch by the New York Stock Exchange. On Wednesday the NYSE announced a new partnership with electronic trading firm Archipelago. The deal brings together the last of the major old-style auction markets with an all electronic market.<br />John Steele Gordon is an author and business historian. We asked him if these mergers will really fundamentally change Wall Street...
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Handing out invitations to the stagflation party

Apr 21, 2005
With energy prices high, a rising deficit and a sluggish economy, Wall Street's abuzz with rumors of impending stagflation. Host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Marketplace Economist Chris Farrell to find out what exactly stagflation is... and what, if anything, the government can do to stop it.
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Intel has a new CEO, and new profits

Apr 19, 2005
One of those profit reports came out after the bell - from Intel. The chipmaker reported it made a 34 cents a share last quarter, up 25 percent from last year thanks in part to strong demand for its semiconductors in notebook PC's. That sent shares of Intel higher in after-hours trading. If should also make life easier for the company's new CEO, who moves into the corner office next month. Reporter Adam Lashinsky's been scoping out the situation and writes about it in the current issue of "Fortune Magazine".
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Phillip Purcell won't leave Morgan Stanley

Apr 18, 2005
Once upon a time there was a magical investment bank called Morgan Stanley. It made lots of money giving advice on corporate mergers and helping companies sell new stocks and bonds. But then some former executives decided they didn't like CEO Phillip Purcell, and they asked him to leave.Mister Purcell said no.So several of Morgan Stanley's big dealmakers quit. Here's where it starts to get scary. 200 pensions funds are now calling for a meeting--as early as this week--to talk about the company's future. The drama all dates back to 1997 when Morgan Stanley hooked up with the humdrum Dean Witter, which made some of its money selling mutual funds at Sears. David Wells of the Financial Times says this is one case where Cinderella's prince may have turned into a frog.
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The week that was, on Wall Street

Apr 15, 2005
Forday means it is time to check the week on Wall Street, with stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson in Dallas.
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The Lexis-Nexis security breach, was bigger than you thought

Apr 12, 2005
An unsettling disclosure from Lexis-Nexis, one of the nation's largest brokers of personal data. Last month, the company reported criminals might have tapped the personal records of 32,000 people. Today the company said the figure is really closer to 10 times that number. About 310,000 personal files. From Washington, Marketplace's Rachel Dornhelm reports.
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Hank Greenberg and Eliot Spitzer take the stage

Apr 12, 2005
Hank Greenberg, deposed head of insurance giant AIG, is scheduled to testify before Eliot Spitzer and other regulators today. Greenberg was in the news yesterday for another reason, too-he stepped down from the boards of The American Museum of Natural History and the Asia Society. As Alisa Roth reports, some other institutions may be getting nervous. Elliot Spitzer has become the boogey man in the nightmares of America's corporate leaders. But commentator Matthew Bishop wonders if New York's crusading attorney general should really be the one to keep them on their toes.
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