The Press: Housewife's View

She bustles through the messy, male-contrived world of finance like a housewife cleaning her husband's den—tidying trends, sorting statistics, and issuing no-nonsense judgments as wholesome and tart as mince pie. With such forthright energy, the New York Post's Sylvia Porter has made herself the most widely quoted financial writer in the U.S. Her column, "Your Dollar," is studied by Wall Street brokers, Washington economists, Chicago bankers and budget-conscious families from coast to coast. Under the impact of the recession, "Your Dollar's" syndication has almost doubled in the past year, is now printed in...

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