Janet Morrissey

Janet Morrissey has been working as a reporter for more than 20 years. She's written features, profiles, breaking news, and market-moving stories for such publications as the New York Times, Fortune, Time Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. She also spent 11 years as a staff reporter at Dow Jones Newswires and one year at Crain's Investment News. She is also the author of a book on legendary venture capitalist Fred Adler.

Recent Articles By The Author

Silicon Valley Firms Facing Heat On Gender Pay Equity

Silicon Valley Firms Facing Heat On Gender Pay Equity

A battle over gender pay equity is looming in Silicon Valley. An investment firm is launching proxy fights at big-name tech firms,demanding they disclose pay equity disparities at their firms.

Should You Sell eBay (EBAY) If the Company Can't Achieve Gender Pay Equality?

Should You Sell eBay (EBAY) If the Company Can't Achieve Gender Pay Equality?

A battle over gender pay equity is looming in Silicon Valley. An investment firm is launching proxy fights at big-name tech firms,demanding they disclose pay equity disparities at their firms.

Intuit (INTU) Stock Capitalizes on Tax Season

Intuit (INTU) Stock Capitalizes on Tax Season

Flashy ads and a free software program are driving big sales of Intuit's TurboTax program and making the company's stock a good defensive play.

How Homebuying Will Be Changed by Rising Interest Rates

How Homebuying Will Be Changed by Rising Interest Rates

The Fed's decision to raise rates could lead to a short-term surge in homebuying as fence-sitters jump into the market. But the sector's long-term health is uncertain.

Avoiding The Hazards Of The Holiday Season

Avoiding The Hazards Of The Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time of sharing, giving and revelry, but it's also a time where thieves, fires and carelessness can steal some of that joy.

Surge in Insider Selling Raises Red Flags Over Where Stocks Are Heading

Surge in Insider Selling Raises Red Flags Over Where Stocks Are Heading

Insider selling soared in November to $7.6 billion, the second-highest level this year.

Why Investors Need to Be Cautious When Companies Split

Why Investors Need to Be Cautious When Companies Split

Experts caution the number of splitoffs is growing. Investors need to scrutinize each plan carefully for debt levels, pricing, sector market performance and other factors before jumping in.

Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting College Students

Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting College Students

As students take out loans to get that highly-coveted college education, there are a growing number of fraudsters who are scheming to steal some of that cash.

Steps For Digging Out From Under Bad Credit

Steps For Digging Out From Under Bad Credit

So, how do subprime consumers repair their battered credit reputations so they can access credit lines and credit cards again?

Could Real Estate Actually Be a Haven For Jittery Stock Investors?

Could Real Estate Actually Be a Haven For Jittery Stock Investors?

For those spooked by the August swoon, real estate investment trusts, known as REITS, offer double-digit dividend yields with mortgage REITs offering rates that can exceed 19%.