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10 companies prioritize gender equality in the workforce

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.30.2017 | Home
Charu Sharma

Senator Scott Wiener kicked off The 2017 Gender Equality Challenge Forum this past Friday at the Gap Inc HQ in San Francisco. The Department on the St...

Protecting Our World: Bringing the Battle To The Boardroom

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Merry Carole Powers

My uncle served on the front lines of Germany in World War II. And, like most heroes of his generation, he didn't talk much about it. But as the years...

The Most Important Lessons an Investor Can Learn

Harmel S. Rayat | Posted 07.07.2016 | Home
Harmel S. Rayat

Given that a great deal of capital inflow from domestic and foreign investors seeking high-yielding opportunities in a low interest rate environment is taking place, I don't believe the Fed is a 100 percent correct in its assessment.

The Wealthiest Generation

Laurence Leamer | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home
Laurence Leamer

For a number of years many of Morgan Stanley's most affluent customers have expressed one overwhelming concern: how will their children and grandchild...

America's On-going Housing Crisis and the Politics of the Young

David Coates | Posted 02.26.2017 | Home
David Coates

The legacy of the housing crisis remains firmly in place - largely undiscussed but still potent, hidden deep beneath the surface of contemporary politics. It is a legacy that falls most heavily on the young. Five features of that legacy are particularly relevant now.

Impact Investing's Role in Global Development

Katharine Tengtio | Posted 02.11.2017 | Home
Katharine Tengtio

I recently went to an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies called 'Impact Investing: An Opportunity for Development?'. The even...

The Inaugural Financial Fraud Lemons of the Week Award Goes to DOJ

William K. Black | Posted 02.11.2017 | Home
William K. Black

The first award is for what has become a routine example of dishonesty and cowardice by DOJ. Its conduct should be a scandal of national proportions, but by now everyone expects DOJ to embarrass our nation when it deals with elite bankers.

Is Davos Credible?

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home
Benjamin T. Solomon

Do you remember anyone at Davos discussing how to avoid another Wall Street Crash of 2008, in past years? No. Or how can our "elite" bankers build a more stable financial infrastructure? No.

Bloom Energy to Install First−Ever Highrise Project at Morgan Stanley Global Headquarters in New York City

LuxEco Living | Posted 01.20.2017 | Home
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-In-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World New York January 12, 2016 We first reporte...

The Big Short - a chronicle of infectious shortsightedness; epidemic blindness, delusion, and deceit.

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home
Joseph Cooper

"Crap." That word is used quite often by the handful (one handful) of analysts and traders who "shorted" (bet against) the trillion-dollar mortgage-b...

10 Sustainable Business Stories That Shaped 2015

Andrew Winston | Posted 12.28.2016 | Home
Andrew Winston

The year 2015 was a pivotal time when humanity turned more decisively toward building a thriving and sustainable world.

Don’t Let Its New Policy Fool You. Morgan Stanley Is A Huge Coal Bank.

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.07.2015 | Home

Morgan Stanley last week promised to stop financing new coal-fired power plants in developed countries. That sounds nice, but there's a big problem: ...

The Story Behind the Least and Highest Taxed Companies

Kevin Price | Posted 10.23.2016 | Home
Kevin Price

Every year the media is plastered with reports about the disparity in the amounts of money companies pay in taxes. The following is a list of the highest and lowest paying businesses when it comes to total taxes on all layers of government, according to the WalletHub report.

Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush Still Favorites of Wall Street Banks

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.22.2015 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Executives and employees of the biggest bank institutions in the country have continued to put their money behind two candidates in the ...

Wal-Mart Chief Wants More Worker "Ownership"

Al Norman | Posted 10.19.2016 | Home
Al Norman

Better wages, better health and retirement benefits, better schedules, better training---these are what make "happier Associates." It will take more than clean floors and new name badges to increase worker "ownership." It does not appear that Wal-Mart is anywhere near ready to climb that ladder.

Sandwich Chain Jimmy John’s Plans October IPO

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.01.2015 | Home

Sandwich chain Jimmy John’s is planning to announce an initial public offering as early as next week, a source told The Huffington Post. The deal wi...

Big Banks Call For 'Strong' Climate Deal

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.28.2015 | Home

NEW YORK -- Six big U.S. banks called for a "strong global climate agreement" in a statement Monday, with Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Goldm...

Mega-Banking's "Lipstick Summit"

Joel Sucher | Posted 07.19.2016 | Home
Joel Sucher

They were summoned and most did come, traipsing over to the 51st floor of the Bank of America Tower in lower Manhattan. Others in distant climes signed on to a secure conference line.

Can Wall Street Kill a Fiduciary Rule?

Barbara Roper | Posted 06.03.2015 | Home
Barbara Roper

An explosive new blog post at AdvisorHub purports to quote a high-ranking Morgan Stanley executive deriding the notion that Wall Street would ever allow a real fiduciary standard to be applied to its business. The arrogant assumption that Wall Street runs Washington and the patent disregard for investor well-being give the alleged emails a convincing ring.

'Whatever, Janet' Indeed -- Fed's Yellen Outfoxes the Bond Bullies, Finesses Rate Policy, Buoys Investors

Terry Connelly | Posted 05.23.2015 | Home
Terry Connelly

U.S. financial markets have been highly volatile but with little to show for investors, as opposed to traders, who make their best livings from pointless volatility, for all the swaying back and forth since the start of 2015.

Can Big Oil Keep Paying High Dividends?

James Stafford | Posted 05.20.2015 | Home
James Stafford

The utter collapse in oil prices has compelled the Italian oil company Eni to slash its dividend, becoming the first major oil company to do so. With the biggest oil companies facing giant holes in their balance sheets, could Eni merely be the first among many to make such a move?

Shahien Nasiripour

Here's The Biggest Big Bank Mystery

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.11.2015 | Home

Some of the biggest U.S. banks think they’d fare much better in a severe economic downturn than the Federal Reserve forecasts. Their executives and ...

Morgan Stanley To Pay $2.6 Billion To Settle Claims From Financial Crisis

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2015 | Home

(Adds background) Feb 25 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley said it will pay $2.6 billion to the U.S. government to resolve potential claims ...

Retailers, Bankers and Democrats Agree

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.20.2014 | Home
Leo W. Gerard

Income inequality is killing the economy. Retailers, bankers and Democrats agree on that. Really. It's only Republicans who continue to insist that income inequality is great.

How Wall Street Still Gets Its Way in Washington, DC

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 12.07.2014 | Home
Dennis M. Kelleher

The Boston Globe about Wall Street's secretly purchased influence in Washington, D.C. was somewhat mistitled as being about the "struggle for the Democratic Party's Soul." It's also about how Wall Street's virtually unlimited cash secretly influences the key debates as well as the policy outcomes in the nation's capital.