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Jason Cherkis

Occupy Activsts Help Families From Evictions As Part Of National Occupy Our Homes Action | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In the late evening on Tuesday, Brigitte Walker welcomed Occupy Atlanta onto her property in an effort to save her Riverdale, Ga., home ...

Better Than a Red Ryder BB Gun: 5 Gifts for World Leaders

Richard Barrington | Posted 01.31.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

As 2011 closes, world leaders could surely use a few gifts. Here are five presents that, if delivered, would probably be their all-time best -- regardless of whether they ever found a BB gun under the tree.

It Was A Wonderful Life: My Odyssey with Bank of America

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 01.31.2012 | Business
Janine R. Wedel

This technology-driven, partly outsourced, too-big-to-fail bureaucracies of today are more difficult to maneuver than that of yesteryear. And the frustration and angst it breeds are one reason the Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements resonate with Americans.

Jason Cherkis

Lobbying Firm Memo Expresses Angst Over Occupy Wall Street | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A lobbying firm has prepared a memo offering advice to its Wall Street clients to help them manage any political fallout from Occupy Wal...

Bachmann Accuses Bush Of Embracing 'Socialism'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) criticized former President George W. Bush for "embracing a kind of 'bailout soc...

I'm With Stupid: Earth's Continued Existence Foils My Future Plans

Todd Hartley | Posted 12.22.2011 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

So, are you guys still alive? Yeah, me too. I have to say, I'm a little surprised. I thought for sure Harold Camping was going to be right this time.

50 Million Will March

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

America has entered a new political era of protest and patriotism in a great and powerful tradition. When winter turns to spring, those who seek to champion the 99 percent are poised to mobilize for the largest protests in the history of America, and the world.

"Imagine" Song Updated

Ann Lee | Posted 12.13.2011 | Comedy
Ann Lee

Imagine there's no Wall Street It's easy if you try No bubbles, no bailouts They cannot even lie Imagine all the bankers Living life modestly I...

Economists Call For Massive Debt Relief To Jumpstart Economy

Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Jennifer Ablan and Matthew Goldstein) - More than three years after the financial crisis struck, the economy remains stuck in a consumer...

"Fraud As a Business Model"

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Banks won't change until we follow the law and take "prompt corrective action." Banks that committed widespread fraud should be placed in receivership.

Europe: Lacking a Long-Term Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Over the last few days we have seen a tremendous amount of volatility in the markets, epitomizing the lack of clarity with which many investors have struggled.

Are You Ready to Jump Into the World of Self-Employment?

Don McNay | Posted 10.10.2011 | Small Business
Don McNay

If Americans like the idea of self-employment and know it presents the greatest opportunity for growth, what is stopping some of them from taking the plunge?

Legalized Loan Sharks

Don McNay | Posted 09.28.2011 | Business
Don McNay

"Financial reform" is a boon for people in the payday loan business. When people fall out of the world of traditional banking, they are still going to need bank-like services. Payday lenders will be in position to fill the gap.

Jon Ward

Newt Gingrich: The Lone 2012 GOP Hopeful To Get Specific With Dodd-Frank Criticisms | Jon Ward | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – All the 2012 Republican presidential candidates have said they disagree with the Dodd-Frank legislation, and that sentiment has only ha...

What Is Truth?

Lydia Fisher | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business
Lydia Fisher

Falsehood creates a convoluted mess, a sense of disorder. Hold that thought and think "cause and effect" -- the financial crisis largely created our fiscal crisis leading now to the US national debt ceiling problem.

The Economic Hangover: Part Two

Don McNay | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The bailout and stimulus money allowed us to limp along for a couple of years. Now we are back to where we started, but worse, since we borrowed trillions to pay for it.

Conversation With Jeff Madrick, Author of Age of Greed (Part One)

Lynn Parramore | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business
Lynn Parramore

"Greed always exists. It rises and falls with the times. But when it's unchecked by government, self-interest rises to a level of greed that overwhelms the economic invisible hand."

Matt Taibbi: Wall St. Has No Incentive Not To Commit Crimes

Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

In a video interview with RT America, Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi, the author of Griftopia, says that as of now, and until the government more aggress...

Debt Crisis Could Still Spread Across Europe, IMF Says

Posted 07.12.2011 | Business

FRANKFURT (Christiaan Hetzner) - Despite bailouts for Greece, Ireland and Portugal, Europe's debt crisis could still spread to core euro zone coun...

Wisdom From a Wealth Wizard

Don McNay | Posted 06.09.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I've spent nearly 30 years around the financial business. I've known a lot of "paper gurus" who can talk a decent game but really don't practice what they preach.

Why Bankers Want a Muni Bond Taxpayer Bailout

Chriss Street | Posted 06.03.2011 | Business
Chriss Street

I believe Jamie Dimon's new-found honesty about the risks of municipal bond defaults is part of a strategy to convince Congress to once again saddle taxpayers with a bailout of state and local government.

Who Is Influencing Obama's Budget Proposal? Follow the Funders

Rob Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Johnson

The president seems content to conform to the prevailing suspicion of government. And that suits many in the top three percent of the wealth distribution just fine.

Fannie, Freddie Taxpayer Tab Could Hit $169 Billion By Next year

Bloomberg | Lorraine Woellert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Taxpayer aid to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will reach $224 billion by the end of 2012, of which $55 billion will be returned in dividends to the U.S. ...

Financial Crisis Panel Withholding 200-300 Interviews

Bloomberg | Joshua Zumbrun and Scott Lanman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, created by Congress to investigate and report on the causes of the market meltdown late last decade, won't pu...

Obama's Appeasement of Business Interests Has Real-Life Costs

Rena Steinzor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rena Steinzor

Sixteen months ago, President Obama issued a ringing call for a progressive vision of government. But today he's embracing a far less generous vision.