Wall Street


Meet Hetty Green!

Nov 24, 2004
The dollar continued its downward trek today, sliding to yet another record low against the Euro. With just a month left to go, the Dow is up only half a percent so far this year. Those kinds of lousy returns have many professional investors looking for other ways to grow their money. Some are turning to commodities like gold and copper. Others are investing in markets in places like Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Author Charles Slack says that's the same kind of investing resourcefulness demonstrated a hundred years ago by Hetty Green. Born in the 1830s, she was this country's first female tycoon.
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The week that was on Wall Street

Nov 12, 2004
Host David Brown checks in with Dallas stockbroker and analyst David Johnson about the week on Wall Street... and what to look for next week.
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A look at 4th quarter profits

Nov 11, 2004
As expected, the Fed raises interest rates this week. So, don't expect to be wowed by corporate profits in the fourth quarter of this year. Marketplace's money guru Chris Farrell joins host Kai Ryssdal to explain why.
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Looking back at U.S. business

Nov 8, 2004
Host David Brown talks to author Harold Evans about his book "They Made America" ... and great innovators in the history of American business.
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Hedge hype?

Nov 4, 2004
There has been a lot of talk about people investing in hedge funds lately. But do they live up to their hype? Host Kai Ryssdal sizes them up with Marketplace's money expert Chris Farrell.
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Wall Street, the day after

Nov 3, 2004
Senator John Kerry has called the White House and conceded the 2004 election. What are the markets making of the morning's election news? Host Tess Vigeland checks in with Tom Schraeder, a trader at Legg Mason for his assessment of how the day is shaping up.
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Special Report: The Crash of 1929

Oct 29, 2004
Seventy-five years ago today - on October 29th, 1929 - the stock market crashed. On that day - "Black Tuesday" as it came to be known - the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 12 percent. And that was just the beginning. The Dow would eventually bottom out in July of 1932 at 41 points. That's right - 41. By then investors had lost billions and the country was in the throes of its worst financial crisis ever. Today, Marketplace's Matthew Algeo takes a special look back at Black Tuesday, a day that triggered monumental changes in America's financial markets - and in America itself.
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The SEC gets tough

Oct 13, 2004
Remember the initial public offering boom of the late 1990's? Big overnight profits for mom and pop investors? Some would like to forget it Instead, many have filed suit charging several banks and companies cheated them with rosy reports and other fancy fiscal footwork. Today a federal judge gave the green light to six lawsuits--so-called focus cases-- to provide the basis for hundreds of other suits in the wings. Securities Regulators are not twiddling their thumbs: today, the SEC proposed new rules to change the way IPOs are done. Rachael Dornhelm reports.
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The Sloan Sessions

Sep 27, 2004
The Financial Accounting Standards Board says stock options should be counted. But there's a movement afoot in Washington that would gut the board's rule. Newsweek's Wall Street editor Alan Sloan tells host Kai Ryssdal about it in this edition of The Sloan Sessions.
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The Sloan Sessions: recession?

Aug 2, 2004
This past Friday's economic data made many wonder whether we were really in a recession as some economic experts had claimed. Does it really make a difference if we were in one or not? Host Tess Vigeland gets Newsweek Wall Street Editor Alan Sloan's impressions about it in this edition of The Sloan Sessions.
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