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An investor observes stock market at a stock exchange hall on Wednesday in China.

China's stock market fall hits small investors

Jul 8, 2015
Individuals, often swayed by rumors, make up 80 percent of share buyers.
Posted In: bbc world service, Shanghai, China, investment
A California Public Employees' Retirement System sign.

Why CalPERS wants a little less to do with Wall Street

Jun 8, 2015
CalPERS wants to reduce the number of investment managers that it uses.
Posted In: CALpers, pensions, investment, money managers, hedge funds, private equity

The activists are coming!

Apr 21, 2015
Spring is shareholder meeting season — and primetime for activist investors.
Posted In: activist investor, share buybacks, investment, board of directors, corporations, AGM, business, shares, stock, whiteboard

Tech IRL: Is the Snapchat party over?

Feb 27, 2015
Lizzie talks with Marketplace Tech producer Meg Cramer about Snapchat.
Posted In: Snapchat, WhatsApp, investment, millennials
High-rise construction cranes hover over downtown Miami.

Miami condo-buyers aren't homeowners. They're traders.

Feb 10, 2015
Why fears of rising seas and big storms don't cool the market.
Posted In: real estate, Miami, investment
A banner that reads "no to the canal" is carried this week during a protest against a new canal opening in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua's much-touted canal meets with opposition

Dec 24, 2014
Nicaragua's been talking about building a canal for 200 years. Considerable skepticism has greeted the project.
Posted In: Panama Canal, China, investment

Some bond insurers oppose Detroit's bankruptcy plan

Jul 24, 2014
Companies that insured Detroit's debt also made other bad bets.
Posted In: Detroit bankruptcy, Detroit, bad debt, investment

The person managing your future, revealed

Apr 30, 2014
Like it or not, more and more Americans have their futures tied to Wall Street.
Posted In: investment, Retirement, 401k

Invest in youth, get a cut of their successes

Dec 16, 2013
A company called Pave that lets financial backers invest in the future of promising young people. If their careers take off, the investors get a cut of their success.
Posted In: investment

What is a commodity, anyway?

Nov 21, 2013
Investors who are worried about inflation have been pouring money into commodities like gold, silver and wheat. But what is a commodity, anyway? And why are they considered a good investment for inflation hawks?
Posted In: commodities, investment, apples

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