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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 | Home
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...

Keiser Report, Episode 76

Mike Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Jensen

This week Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of no fiscal or monetary bullets left in the bankrupt warfare states of America.

Why Whites Still Dictate Black Style!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Henry Adams

Would a newspaper and website like The Jewish Daily Forward hire a Catholic editor? Would The Advocate engage a straight person as executive director...

Frustrate the Bankers: Give Credit Unions More Biz-Lending Authority

Bill Cheney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Cheney

The only ones who oppose expanding credit union business lending are banks -- and they are thwarting its consideration.

Obama Calls Out Bankers, but What About the Class Action Lawyers, Mr. President?

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

Class action lawyers regularly receive huge bonuses for winning less than stellar results for their clients. Mr. President, you can help by using your bully pulpit to call attention to this misuse of our legal system.


Carine Fabius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

Don't you? Look over here at your local bank. If it's anything like mine, the place is swarming with robots.

Friday Talking Points [121] -- Swampy Muck

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Once you get started, it becomes quite easy to justify shaking people down for their papers. I think the police should pull over anyone who looks like they work on Wall Street, at any time.

Wall Street to Protestors: Get a Job! (PHOTOS: Bankers React to Thursday's March)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Yesterday Wall Street, for perhaps the first time, answered directly to the people, as more than ten thousand union members and community members took the streets in the heart of New York's Financial District.

A Short History of "Baby Got Back" and Advertising

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

Last month, an investigation revealed that Washington Mutual employees performed a parody of "Baby Got Back" that expressed how much money they made d...

Corporate America To Fight Taliban

Steven Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

The Pentagon has harnessed the skills of corporate America to fight the Taliban. "We will exploit the expertise and talent of the private sector in o...

The F Word: What a Spare $1 Million Can Buy

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

BP's Tony Hayward has been yanked off spokesman duty after having the poor judgment to go yachting while the Gulf drowns in his company's oil. But acc...

When Abracadabra Is Not Enough: The Week the Republican Magic Wand Failed

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

It's the Tea Party sentiment that the worst capitalist is still preferable to the best government employee.

Regulation and the Betweeners

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

It's amazing how crazed people get anytime somebody says "Do you want bureaucrats to get between you and your (name it)?". It's the red meat that sends red-blooded Americans into a frenzied red state of mind.

Finally, an Explanation for the Bankers' Behavior, and the Insurers' Too!

Carine Fabius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

When people gain power, they become fearless when it comes to taking risks, and have a false sense of control. Sound like a banker or politician you know?

Call to Action: Educate About Financial Reform

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

This financial crisis was not caused by "mistakes" by some of the smartest people in the world but by arrogance, greed, and yes, crime.

What Arianna's Reading In April: A Hot Button Beyond Left And Right

Amy Hertz | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home
Amy Hertz

Arianna's reading a new book for April -- the fifth pick of HuffPost Books.

The F Word: Shaky Foundations for the Economy

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura Flanders

In 2009, a year of decline for most of us, the top 25 hedge fund managers made an average of $1 billion each. There was, said investor Carl Icahn "a great opportunity in debt" last year.

Don't Trust Your Banks: They Are Still Cheating

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

This letter underscores for me, and millions of other bank customers, that nothing with the banks has changed, and that past deceptive practices are still in force.

CEO Greed: "Worse This Year Than It's Ever Been"

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

I was a skeptic, from the outset, that the Administration's efforts to cap CEO pay would amount to much. And, today, we see evidence that the CEO class is back at the trough again.

Fed Directors Spurn Senate Plan To Kick Off Bankers

Reuters | Kristina Cooke and Ann Saphir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal Reserve Bank directors say a Senate plan to kick bankers off the boards of regional Fed banks is an overreaction to one headline-grabbing inci...

Health Care: What Takeover?

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

This is what is so ignorant about the claim health care reform represents a government takeover of private enterprise and by extension the United States' way of life: It is actually the opposite.

Financial Reform and the Fungus Five

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norb Vonnegut

Here are five "amendments" that have nothing to do with sub-prime debt or banking leverage. In keeping with the petri dish metaphor, I've dubbed them the "Fungus Five"