Today on <I>TSC</I>: Icahn Makes a Pitch for Nabisco - TheStreet

One of the few things you can't yet do online is sign up for a mutual fund. Well, that's about to change in a big way, as we

report today. Also, are funds charging too much? Federal regulators are set to take a closer look at the

fees funds charge investors. Mutual funds are an ongoing, major focus of our coverage, so if you have suggestions for stories, let us know.

Key stocks:

Lots of business activity today. Carl Icahn made his pitch for

Nabisco

(NGH)

;

Tibco Software

(TIBX)

had terrific

earnings, and in that same story, check out the intriguing little note about

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

and

eBay

(EBAY) - Get Report

from analyst

Henry Blodget . And we'll stay on top of the As The

WorldCom

(WCOM)

Turns

drama.

What you might have missed:

Four times a week, chief markets writer

Brett Fromson

provides a unique take on market activity. Sometimes it's a micro approach about a stock or a key player, and other times it's more macro. But it's always informed by the perspective of analysts and money managers that average investors normally don't hear from. Check out his report from

last night, with a hedge-fund manager's take on the current market.

What you won't want to miss:

Don't forget, we do a personal finance blowout every Saturday, with stock and fund screens, metrics and informative analysis. And this Sunday's

Streetside Chat

is with

Jeff Applegate

, chief investment strategist at Lehman Brothers and a big bull on tech and the New Economy.

Today's link:

A

critical issue for all of us.

Jonathan Krim is executive editor of TheStreet.com. In keeping with TSC's editorial policy, he doesn't own or short individual stocks, though he owns stock in TheStreet.com. He also doesn't invest in hedge funds or other private investment partnerships. He welcomes your feedback at

jkrim@thestreet.com.