One Year Later

The Antiques Roadshow's Most Valuable Finds

While few people strike it rich on PBS's Antiques Roadshow, there are some who turn out to have a true treasure on their hands. Here are five of the biggest valuations from the U.S. show and where the items are now.

This Time Is Different: The GDP Report Was Great

I'm a big fan of John Mauldin and his weekly email newsletter, Thoughts from the Frontline, where he analyzes the economy.But even so, I disagree strenuously with his reasons for being a pessimist on the economy, after the recent GDP report.

How Many Stimulus Jobs? Good Question

The Council of Economic Advisers released its second report on the effect of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus bill. But are the numbers any good?

Insurers Will Hike Hedge Fund Holdings in 2010

Insurance companies cut their hedge fund allocations in 2009, but the sting of the financial crisis will wear off next year, when we're likely to see the industry turn back to the sector.

Directors Must Do More To Earn Their Keep These Days

Sitting on a corporate board of directors has always been great work if you can get it, especially if it's with a company that's generous with board member compensation. These days, directors are feeling the heat to get some real work done.

The global art market finds its floor

The 2008/2009 art market ended seven years of astonishing price inflation. By the end of 2008, contemporary art suffered a price decline of 27.1...

One Year Later: Are we socialist yet?

Of all the effects of 2008's economic meltdown, the most significant might be the growing belief that the country is now on the road to socialism....