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Michael Craig
Michael Craig is a writer in Scottsdale, Arizona.
by | May 23, 2003

It certainly didn’t seem like a slow news week. Internationally, there was the rumored re-emergence of both Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Nationally, the Bush Administration raised the terror alert status, and Congress grappled with a tax cut. Nevertheless,…

by | May 8, 2003

In 1959, physicist Dr. Richard Feynman gave birth to the concept of nanotechnology. Feynman described the theoretical approaches to “manipulating and controlling things on a very small scale.” For instance, he recognized that computers, then the size of buildings, would…

by | May 1, 2003

I am right so infrequently that you’ll have to excuse me for rubbing it in. Last September, star-crossed conglomerate Tyco International was rallying in the stock market on the hope that sending off its prior management in chains and replacing…

by | Apr 24, 2003

President Bush’s economic stimulus package is in trouble, but he is actually in a no-lose situation. If Congress passes a compromise version and it stimulates growth, Bush gets to take credit. If they don’t pass anything, or they pass something…

by | Apr 15, 2003

Dear Prowlers: I am too exhausted to write my regular column. I caught the social conscience bug and flew to Augusta, Georgia, to help Martha Burk fight the good fight for women’s rights. (I guess in this circumstance, it’s for…

by | Apr 11, 2003

War of (No) Words I’m not talking about the war or investing — the two are closely related these days. In part, I want to demonstrate that Americans have the attention span to support a war that is measured in…

by | Apr 3, 2003

If I’m reading the war stories correctly, this may be the time to buy into the broadcasting business. Certainly, the stocks of media giants like General Electric, AOL Time Warner, Viacom, and Disney are well off their highs. Even though…

by | Mar 27, 2003

I started writing about investing in 2000, for a now-defunct magazine called Online Investor. My favorite topics came from the Message Boards. Message Boards are forums set up by financial websites like Yahoo! and CBS Marketwatch for members to post…

by | Mar 13, 2003

It has been several weeks since I wanted to talk about the stock market. Consequently, recent columns have focused on Augusta National (in favor), lawyers (in favor), the Ku Klux Klan (in favor, because it has made August National and…

by | Mar 6, 2003

I Didn’t Know the Klan Kept Daytime Hours Things sure look bad for William “Hootie” Johnson, Chairman of Augusta National. Supposedly a good guy on civil rights, and a proponent of expanding Augusta National’s membership, he has been forced into…

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