Chris Arnold appears in the following:
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against one of the most famous and successful hedge funds in the world. The government alleges that SAC Capital Advisors is criminally responsible for insider trading that went on at the firm.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
As President Obama prepares to give what's being described as a major speech on the economy, where do things stand with jobs, wages and corporate earnings and what are the prospects for growth?
Friday, July 19, 2013
Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission accused billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Cohen of failing to supervise two of his employees who have been charged with insider trading. Cohen is the founder of SAC Captial Advisors. Audie Cornish speaks with NPR's Chris Arnold.
Friday, July 19, 2013
The investor lawsuit claims the companies, including Blackstone, Carlyle and Bain Capital, colluded to drive down prices on hundreds of billions of dollars in takeovers.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Risky bets by the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac helped to trigger the financial crisis. After being bailed out by taxpayers and put under government conservatorship, there's new momentum in Washington to dismantle the mortgage giants.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Stocks surged Thursday after the chief of the Federal Reserve sent signals that the central bank wasn't in a hurry to stop helping the economy. The Standard and Poor's 500 Index closed at a record high.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The long day in Boston left many residents stuck in their homes watching TV. Some chose to congregate, and NPR's Chris Arnold went to a "lock-down party" Friday night, and spoke to happy residents after the capture of the second suspect.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been vilified for their role in the housing collapse. Key employees have left as morale has plummeted. But the two organizations are key to the functioning of the U.S. housing market, leaving some observers concerned about the ongoing brain drain.
Friday, March 16, 2012
The stock market hit some major milestones this week: The Standard & Poor's 500 index reached its highest level in more than three years and the Nasdaq rose to its highest level in 11 years. Still, the Federal Reserve has been warning not to get too excited about where the economy is headed next.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Freddie Mac has invested billions of dollars betting that U.S. homeowners won't be able to refinance their mortgages at today's lower rates, according to an investigation by NPR and ProPublica.
Monday, October 17, 2011
One reason for the continued gloom: It's too hard for many people to qualify for the low rates. But a new program the Obama administration is considering could help millions save an average of $2,000 a year through refinancing.
Monday, August 29, 2011
It's still early to make exact pronouncements about how much damage Irene caused, and President Obama says the cleanup in many areas will be tough. But overall, the storm appears to have caused much less damage than forecasters said was possible.