Wed May 1, 2013

Apple Sells Bonds



NPR's business news starts with a scramble for Apple bonds.


MONTAGNE: Apple, yesterday, sold $17 billion worth of bonds - which is a new industry record. Apple issued the bonds to take advantage of low interest rates as it prepares to make a payout of $100 billion to shareholders by 2015. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.


Mon April 15, 2013
Planet Money

Ask A Banker: What's It Like?

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 4:27 pm

Paul Goyette Flickr

Hi, it's another installment of Ask A Banker. We've gotten lots of good questions, and also lots of bad questions, on Twitter and email, but answered only a fraction of them, in part because in some columns I just answered questions that I or Planet Money made up. Sorry. So let's make up for lost time by giving short answers to a bunch of real questions from real people, or at least real email accounts.

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Wed April 3, 2013
Author Interviews

The Botched NY Real Estate Deal That Lost 'Other People' Billions

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 6:50 pm

The Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town apartment complex is seen from Waterside Plaza in 2006, the same year it was sold in a record-breaking real estate deal.
Mario Tama Getty Images

The middle-income housing projects Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village sit on an 80-acre patch of Lower Manhattan. In 2006, they came to epitomize the lunatic excess of the housing boom when their 11,232 apartments sold for $5.4 billion. They were bought at a competitive auction by Tishman Speyer Properties and BlackRock Realty.

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Wed March 27, 2013
Financial Basics For Baby Boomers

Planning For Retirement When Savings Fall Short

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 6:04 am

For most Americans, the math for a comfortable retirement may never add up.


Mon March 25, 2013
Planet Money

Ask A Banker: Why Do People Keep Trying To Give Me Money?

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 10:17 am

Not just an empty suit.
Paul Goyette Flickr