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Wall Street Bankers 'Answer Call' Of New Careers

Reuters | Lauren Tara LaCapra | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - In his 23 years as a banker, Adam Greene trotted the globe, closing billions of dollars' worth of deals for some of the world's biggest ba...

China Official: U.S. May Try 'Pushing Up Inflation At Home'

Posted 08.07.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Kevin Yao and Zhou Xin) - China should guard against risks from "excessive" holdings of U.S. assets as Washington could pursue a policy t...

Punishment or Pushback: Financial Regulation in the Midst of Recession

David Coates | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business
David Coates

While mainstream America continues to struggle with the recessionary consequences of a meltdown caused by financial excess, large financial institutions are back to profitability and back to their old ways.

AIG Stock Offering Has Investors Intriqued

Posted 07.16.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Underwriters for the planned $9 billion stock sale by American International Group Inc and the Treasury have indications of interest fr...

The Curse of the Innovator

Brett King | Posted 06.14.2011 | Technology
Brett King

Companies need innovators to survive, but they need to be powerful enough in the org chart that they're empowered to steer a new course.

Fed's Dividends Decision Helps Shareholders, Might Hurt Taxpayers

The New York Times | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Four groups of people were directly affected by the Federal Reserve's decision late last week to allow major banks to increase their dividends and to ...

Shahien Nasiripour

In AT&T Deal, Bankers Guaranteed To Benefit As Consumers And Shareholders Hope For Best

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Eleven years ago, at the height of the telecom bubble, Deutsche Telekom paid about $51 billion for one of America's smallest national cell phone compa...

How We Teach Our Graduates Not to Teach

Bryce Covert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Bryce Covert

Obama encouraged young people to go into teaching in his State of the Union, but simply imploring students isn't going to do the trick. It's about raising the public's perception of a teacher's job.

A Helpful Idea for a Great First Lady

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Bullying summit? Michelle, please teach Barack how to defend himself.

Tim DeChristopher: Taking a Leap and Pointing the Way

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

If the feds think this prosecution/persecution will deter us from working for a livable planet, they couldn't be more wrong. Tim was brave and alone. We will be brave in quantity.

Peak Debt

Daniel M. Cofall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel M. Cofall

From our friends at the Wall Street Journal Sunday night, "In 2011, Social Security, Medicare and other entitlement programs will consume 60% of all f...

Richard Daley, Jeffrey Immelt - A Rhyming Rant

Jim Parry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Parry

Richard Daley, Jeffrey Immelt,/ Businessmen who know their stuff,/ Now have clout to help Obama/ Tell the workingstiffs, "Hey, tough."

The F Word: Obama's Deregulation Dance With Wall Street

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

With a new Republican Congress, it was only a matter of time before some politician vowed to get rid of regulations. We just didn't think it would be Barack Obama.

Time for shopping...

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

Tis the shopping season and the retailers rely on these weeks between Thanksgiving and the end of the year for their profits, and therefore their live...

The F Word: Harry Potter and the Bailed-Out Banks

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura Flanders

While students in London spend hours in the cold protesting tuition fees, RBS, a bank that took a huge government bailout, throws a party commemorating Harry Potter. It'd be funny except it's exactly what just happened.

The Emo Executive: A Self-Help Plan for Jamie Dimon

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

I don't hate Dimon, but his bank continues to harm millions of Americans, and his political activism is helping an entire industry pilfer and endanger the economy. Fortunately, we have a six-step program designed to heal Dimon's Inner Banker.

Mark Blyth: On Ireland, the Circle Will Not Be Squared (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Mark Blyth, of Austerity fame and the Watson Institute, has a Scot's vernacular gift for clarifying economics. Is the situation explosive? "You've ...

JPMorgan To Give Free iPads To Bankers

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Who says the iPad isn't for the enterprise? JPMorgan is giving free iPads to its investment bankers, Bloomberg News reports. In a move that is c...

The F Word: Lessons from Elizabeth Warren

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Which lesson will Obama take from sweeping midterm losses? The mantra from the media is move right, conciliate, bridge build. But that's the rotten ro...

Why Are Democrats Going to Lose When They Are More Popular?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The Democrats said they were going to bring change -- and they didn't. That is their fundamental error. And that is why they are being voted out right now.

Sergey Aleynikov's Trial Will Not Expose Goldman Trading Secrets, Prosecutors Say

Wall Street Journal | Scott Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has always closely guarded the secrets of its lucrative high-speed trading system. Now the securities firm is getting a help...

How Do We Judge the Homeowner?

The 14th Banker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The 14th Banker

A contract says that if a borrower can't make payments, the bank can foreclose. But what if the borrower was defrauded at the inception of the contract? Does that make the enforcement inequitable?

Foreclosure Fraud Shows the Need to Take On the Special Interests

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Lux

Once again, in keeping with the pattern, the foreclosure fraud crisis is being met by all Democrats doing the right thing, and not a single Republican lifting a finger to help.

'Aftershock': When CEO Compensation Is Out Of Control

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Reich

The social contract worked to everyone's advantage, because it gave the middle class the buying power to keep the economy going. Even those at the top did well as the economy boomed.

Irish Militant Group Threatens Bankers With 'Punishment Shootings'

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Northern Irish militant group Real I.R.A., an offshoot of the Irish Republican Army, has turned its violent focus on bankers and banks, in response to...