James Surowiecki

  1. Chase, the RumorWould 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?
  2. Hip-Hopped UpWhat’s that sound? Urban-music titles are raising the volume at the newsstand – and agitating to become the “Rolling Stone” of the future.
  3. I.P.Oh?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 […]
  4. Bonds and DominationForget 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 br […]
  5. Bubble WrapWhen the Net-stock bubble bursts – thanks, in part, to the increasing flood of dubious IPOs (hello, Prodigy!) – must serious tech stocks get h […]
  6. Taking StockDrug companies have discovered women’s health care in a big way. Now investors are asking, Is there a Prozac or Viagra in the offing?
  7. One Untrue ThingWe were supposed to love the ‘noncyclicals’ category – Disney, Gillette, Coke – for better or for worse. So why are these market darlings tak […]
  8. Hoarse WhisperersAs investment bankers lose their grip on the market, why are so many indie investors obediently reacting to their pronouncements? And why are te […]
  9. Mad MoneyTrack 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 […]
  10. Money MachineMichael 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 […]
  11. White-Shoe ShuffleJ.P. Morgan has recast itself as the blue chips’ one-stop shop. But can the once-invincible bank prevail now that corporate loyalty is passé?