Unemployment Expected to Keep RisingSeattle, WA(2009-09-22)The stock market has rebounded a great deal since it bottomed out in March, and the index of leading economic indicators is on the rise. But more and more people are out of work. KPLU's Dave Meyer talks to financial commentator Greg Heberlein.
DendreonSeattle, WA(2009-04-23)A Seattle biotech company, Dendreon, is developing a treatment for late-stage prostate cancer. It's hoping to produce the first cancer vaccine to receive FDA approval. KPLU's Dave Meyer looks at the company with financial commentator Greg Heberlein.
Is It Time To Buy Stocks?Seattle, WA(2009-03-19)A few weeks ago, President Obama said it might be a good time to buy stocks. The market continued to fall to levels not seen since 1997. But recent days have seen the market rally. Is it a good time to invest? KPLU's Dave Meyer talks to financial commentator Greg Heberlein.
Investing in BondsSeattle, WA(2009-03-12)With all the turmoil and uncertainty on Wall Street these days, it's hard to decide where to put your money. Financial commentator Greg Heberlein says you should take a look at bonds. He spoke with KPLU's Dave Meyer.
Steve Ballmer's Message To CongressFriday Harbor, WA(2009-02-26)Can research and development bring us out of the recession? That's what Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is telling Congress. KPLU's Dave Meyer looks at Ballmer's economic view with Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson.
City BankSeattle, WA(2009-02-19)City Bank of Lynnwood has been in business for 34 years. Earlier this month, it reported its first-ever annual loss, and its stock price plummeted. KPLU's Dave Meyer looks at the bank with financial commentator Greg Heberlein.
Greg's Egyptian AdventureSeattle, WA(2009-02-12)KPLU financial commentator Greg Heberlein has just returned from the Middle East. He found the economy to be suffering just as much there as it is at home. He spoke with KPLU's Dave Meyer.
Layoffs don't help the economyFriday Harbor, WA(2009-01-29)The recession continues to take its toll on jobs. This week began with news of more than 75-thousand layoffs at companies such as Home Depot, Caterpillar and Texas Instruments. Microsoft announced its first-ever major layoffs last week. Mark Anderson publishes the computing industry newsletter, Strategic News Service. He tells KPLU's Dave Meyer layoffs may help companies in the short term, but make it harder to end the recession.
Finding the Market BottomSeattle, WA(2008-12-18)The simple rule to success in the stock market is to buy low and sell high. How will we know when the turbulent market has hit bottom? KPLU's Dave Meyer talks to financial commentator Greg Heberlein.