Friday, April 14, 2006
Wall Street Self-Defense: Mutual Fund Taxes
You may think you've earned a handy profit by investing in mutual funds—but after taking out taxes, the gains can turn into losses. Madeleine Brand speaks with Henry Blodget, a former securities analyst, about how taxes can eat up investment returns. Listen to the segment.
Summary Judgment: Scary Movie 4, The Wild, The Notorious Bettie Page
Mark Jordan Legan reviews what critics are saying about his weekend's movie releases—ScaryMovie 4, The Wild, and The Notorious Bettie Page. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Jurisprudence: Justices Talking Out of Court
Several U.S. Supreme Court justices, most recently Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia, have raised eyebrows with remarks made in recent speeches outside the courtroom while they are still considering cases. Madeleine Brand discusses the issue with Dahlia Lithwick. Listen to the segment.
Ad Report Card: The Century 21 Harpy
Seth Stevenson grades the latest commercials from real estate company Century 21, which feature a nagging wife and an agent listening in to what should be a private conversation. Listen to the segment.