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The Worst Performing Housing Markets Over The Last Year (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Where does your local market stand in the protracted, multi-year housing correction? First, the bad news. Only six of the 20 major real estate marke...

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Watchdog Group Warns Congress About Wall Street Oversight

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: 7:35 PM -- A spokesman for FINRA has responded to POGO's letter. Scroll down for FINRA's reply. Congress is putting investors and the public ...

The Worst Product Recalls Of All Time (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's the problem that keeps CEOs and engineers up at night: a massive global product recall. With more than 9 million cars covered under its lates...

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Seniors Overwhelmingly Support Financial Reform, AARP Survey Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A new survey finds broad bipartisan support for strong financial reform among senior citizens. The survey, commissioned by AARP and released on Monda...

Tim Geithner's VOGUE Interview: Geithner Was Asked To Run Citi VOGUE Interview: Geithner Was Asked To Run Citi

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

During the financial crisis, as the public called for limits on the $168 million in bonuses to be paid out to AIG employees, Treasury Secretary Tim Ge...

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Top Fed Official Warns Jobs Will Be Scarce As 'Paradigm Shift' Slows Hiring

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A top Federal Reserve official warned Monday that even as the economy starts to grow again, employers are likely to continue squeezing more productivi...

High-Tech Toilets: Amazing Bathrooms From The Future (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The bathrooms of the future are anything but boring. These high-tech restrooms can morph, make music, monitor your behavior, and much, much more. Fro...

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Paul Volcker Says Mortgage Market Will 'Have To Be Reconstructed' (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker said the nation's home mortgage market is in trouble and will have to be "reconstructed." "It's totall...

Erin Crowe, Greenspan Painter, Sees Her Portraits Plummet In Value

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The legacy of Alan Greenspan likely cost taxpayers hundreds of billions. But, as The Wall Street Journal notes, it's also hurt the value of the somewh...

Henry Paulson Says He Felt He Was 'Boiling In Oil' During Crisis, Calls Banking A 'Noble Profession'

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
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In an appearance to promote his new book, "On the Brink," former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson last night defended his handling of the 2008 financi...

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Obama Announces 'Modest' Foreclosure-Prevention Initiative

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In what senior administration officials repeatedly stressed as a "modest" effort, President Barack Obama announced a $1.5 billion initiative to help f...

Hard Times Profiteers: Help HuffPost Investigative Fund Investigate 'Signs Of Deception' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Ben Protess, Amanda Zamora and Lagan Sebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Drive through most any city in America and the offers will leap out at you: "Repair Your Credit!" "Modify Your Loan!" "Sell Your House Quick!" The ...

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Relief For Businesses? Property Rents To Continue To Decline

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Property rents for businesses will continue their downward fall this year, a bright spot for retailers facing a difficult economic environment, accord...

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Obama Foreclosure Program Shows Slight Gains, Though Troubling Trends Remain (CHARTS)

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One in five eligible homeowners has received the kind of long-lasting relief promised by the Obama administration's signature foreclosure-prevention i...

Top Secret UFO Files Released By Ministry Of Defense (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense, the MoD, is releasing secret documents on UFO sightings, the Telegraph reports. Some of these sightings ...

The Smartest Things Said In The Financial Blogosphere: Feb. 18

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Each weekday, we'll be scouring the financial blogosphere for the best bits of wisdom from financial insiders, analysts and economists. Check back eve...

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AIG Bailout: Issa Demands Fed Turn Over All AIG Documents

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A leading House Republican called for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to release more documents related to the 2008 bailout of troubled insurer ...

World's Most Valuable Brands: Brand Finance (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Brand equity, that perennially overused bit of marketing argot, does actually have real monetary value. Though we're loathe to admit it, a huge swath ...

Matt Taibbi's Blasts Wall Street Again In 'Bailout Hustle'

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In his latest salvo against Wall Street, Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi argues that the recent resurgence of the banking sector is the result of nothing ...

NASA WISE Pictures: INCREDIBLE Photos From NASA's Space Explorer

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In December 2009, NASA launched its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), a sky-mapping spacecraft that was blasted into space to scan for comet...

Connected Tree: Twitter Tree Tweets About Its Feelings (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

It's a tree than can tweet! At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Ericsson showed off 'Connected Tree,' a Twitter-enabled orange tree that can s...

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Fed President: Great Depression Possible If Federal Reserve Stripped Of Bank Oversight

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. risks falling into another "Great Depression" if the Federal Reserve is stripped of its bank oversight powers, a top Fed official warned Tues...

Pluto Simulation Lets You Explore The Dwarf Planet (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Last week, HuffPost Tech took readers inside a black hole. Now, we're taking you to one of the solar system's best-known dwarf planets: Pluto. Na...

Pets, Beds, And Butts: The 9 CRAZIEST Things That Can Tweet (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

With an average of 1.8 million tweets an hour and 27.3 million tweets a day, the Twitterverse is already a busy, sometimes messy, place. So what hap...

Fitness Gadgets: The 13 WEIRDEST Weight-Loss Gizmos (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Amanda Ng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In the quest to get fit, things sometimes get weird. Very, very weird. From hula chairs to tweeting scales, plate-weighing-machines to robot trainers...