About the Author
Timothy Middleton is a columnist for CNBC's MSN Money and a contributor to CNBC television. He also does weekend business reports for WCBS Radio in New York. Middleton was formerly a mutual funds columnist for the New York Times, and a contributor to such periodicals as Money magazine, Worth, and Bloomberg Personal. A financial journalist for twenty-five years, he has been an editor of Dow Jones News Service and Crain's New York Business, a writer for the Abreast of the Market column for the Wall Street Journal Europe, and a speechwriter for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Middleton was a Davenport Fellow in Reporting on Business and the Economy at the University of Missouri.