- April 12, 1999 | The Bottom Line
- Chase, the Rumor
Would a Chase-Merrill merger make sense for consumers, or for the market? And does it even matter, since megabanks get to do whatever they want?
- April 5, 1999 | The Bottom Line
- Hip-Hopped Up
What's that sound? Urban-music titles are raising the volume at the newsstand -- and agitating to become the "Rolling Stone" of the future.
- March 29, 1999 | The Bottom Line
Sure, when Goldman, Sachs goes public, the firm's partners will get obscenely wealthy. But the real beauty part? They won't have to give up any control.
- March 1, 1999 | The Bottom Line
- Bonds and Domination
Forget Ken Starr: The president's old nemesis the bond market has come back to haunt him -- with a big assist from Japanese investors who are bringing their money back home.
- February 15, 1999 | The Bottom Line
- Bubble Wrap
When the Net-stock bubble bursts -- thanks, in part, to the increasing flood of dubious IPOs (hello, Prodigy!) -- must serious tech stocks get hit, too?
- February 8, 1999 | Feature
- Taking Stock
Drug companies have discovered women's health care in a big way. Now investors are asking, Is there a Prozac or Viagra in the offing?
- October 19, 1998 | The Bottom Line
- One Untrue Thing
We were supposed to love the 'noncyclicals' category -- Disney, Gillette, Coke -- for better or for worse. So why are these market darlings taking such nasty full-body blows?
- August 24, 1998 | The Bottom Line
- Hoarse Whisperers
As investment bankers lose their grip on the market, why are so many indie investors obediently reacting to their pronouncements? And why are telco mergers being ignored?
- August 10, 1998 | The Bottom Line
- Mad Money
Track the Dow for a few hours, and you'll get vertigo. But look beyond the skittering ticker for a minute, and you'll find a thread of logic you can hang on to. Really.
- August 3, 1998 | The Bottom Line
- Money Machine
Michael Dell is worth $11 billion, and his company has one of the hottest tech stocks around. But unlike a lot of its high-flying brethren, Dell Computer is the real thing.