Corporate directors don't like it when shareholders accuse them of being management cronies, but how else can they be seen when they drop the ball on basic responsibilities like leadership development and executive pay?
Talk about climbing a wall of worry. Real estate investment trusts have doubled since early March despite persistent warnings from the Federal Reserve and economists that commercial real estate could be the next big shoe to drop in the financial crisis after the residential housing bust.
Oil prices rose above $70 a barrel Thursday amid a weakening U.S. dollar, mixed crude inventory data and a decision by Nigeria's main rebel group to resume attacks next week on the country's oil industry.
As the Internet's microblogging superhero Twitter continues to balloon with 40 million users worldwide and countless apps like Twhirl and TweetDeck, the Twittersphere has been overrun lately with refugees from the real world's recession:
When Yahoo Inc. unveiled the details of its anticipated search and advertising partnership with Microsoft Corp. in late July, the reaction from Wall Street mostly ranged from skeptical to disappointed.
Shares of Verisk Analytics Inc., an insurance data specialist that first signaled that it planned to offer shares to the public shortly before the collapse of Lehman Brothers, soared Wednesday in their trading debut.
House lawmakers crafting legislation to overhaul the system of financial regulation are focusing on the key elements of investor protection and bringing investment funds under government supervision as they hear the views of regulators, industry officials and investor advocates.