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Banks Are Big Giant Babies

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.11.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Zach Carter

New Senator Takes Cue From Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Freshman Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) joined Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) this week in the fight to rein in the financial establishment....

Mark Gongloff

New Report Justifies Your Worst Big Bank Fears

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

If you think the big banks learned painful lessons about risk-taking during the financial crisis, think again: They're still taking the same risks, an...

For Your Eyes Only: Three Jobs Not to Defer in 2013

David Lipton | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
David Lipton

With the New Year, we all hope to put the global financial crisis behind us. We also need to do more to secure our future. Beyond our current economi...

Professional Services as a Training Ground

Andrew_Yang | Posted 02.20.2013 | Small Business
Andrew_Yang

In my view, professional services have become conflated with 'business' when really they're a narrow subset/category of businesses.

International Banks Innovating -- Now in the Right Way

Emmet Oliver | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Emmet Oliver

The major challenges that face the international banking sector include cost, lack of capital and reputational issues. To rise to this challenge, banks must concentrate on becoming more customer-focused and serving real business.

8 Smart Uses for a Year-End Bonus

Richard Barrington | Posted 12.19.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

If you just received a year-end bonus, congratulations. With money tight and the economy uncertain, those extra dollars can be hard to come by. Now, how do you use that hard-earned bonus wisely? Here are eight suggestions.

UBS To Pay $1.5 Billion To Settle Libor Charges

Reuters | Katharina Bart and Tom Miles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

ZURICH Dec 19 (Reuters) - Swiss bank UBS was hit with a $1.5 billion bill and admitted to fraud on Wednesday in order to settle charges of manipulat...

Social Responsibility: Why Should Companies Care?

Brian Whetten | Posted 02.17.2013 | Business
Brian Whetten

How can companies actually focus on anything more than just next quarter's results? We're not just talking about a PR campaign or a new mission statement. We're talking about a new way of doing business. We're talking about deep change.

UBS Unit Reportedly Close To Guilty Plea In Libor Scandal

Dealbook | BEN PROTESS AND MARK SCOTT | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

Federal prosecutors are close to securing a guilty plea from a UBS subsidiary at the center of a global investigation into interest rate manipulation,...

Why Did Obama and Cameron Save a Criminal Enterprise Like HSBC?

William K. Black | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
William K. Black

There is no indication that the regulators, prosecutors or government leaders considered doing the right thing at HSBC. That is how destructive making implicit assumptions and adopting the pro-crony framing of issues is in the real world.

Europe Takes Huge Step

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Banking Outlook 2013: 8 Things to Watch

Richard Barrington | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

Thanks to two major X factors -- the fiscal cliff and new bank capitalization standards -- 2013 could be the most eventful period for the banking industry since the crisis years of 2008 and 2009. Here are eight key things to watch.

Banks Make Case For More Regulation

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.06.2012 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Latinos Distrust Banking With Mobile Devices

National Journal | Rosa Ramirez | Posted 12.05.2012 | Latino Voices

As financial institutions urge their customers to bank anywhere anytime by using their phones and tablets, a new survey finds that Latinos don’t tru...

Banks Make Miraculous Recovery

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Those Banks Can't Lose Money All By Themselves

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Zach Carter

10 Ways Obama, Congress Could Cut U.S. Budget Without Raising Income Taxes Or Slashing Entitlements

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just about every policy lawmakers are considering for a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff would involve either raising individual...

The 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Is Wall Street's Latest Scam

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's like a Woodstock for plutocrats, or an Avengers for the avaricious: The CEOs of America's largest corporations have banded together to lecture us on the importance of debt reduction. And despite their lack of qualifications and their very obvious self-interest, the media can't get enough of them.

6 Holiday Gifts That Make Financial Sense

Richard Barrington | Posted 01.20.2013 | Money
Richard Barrington

While perhaps the most convenient, gift cards are far from the most personal way to give value. Here are six gifts that can provide more meaningful forms of enrichment to the recipient -- and in some cases the giver too.

The Three Things the CFPB Must Do

Ben Mangan | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Ben Mangan

The CFPB, conceived by now Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren, is a very rare animal -- a bona fide start-up within the Federal Government. Don't snicker.

The Age of Muscular Regulation

Karan Chadda | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business
Karan Chadda

The change in regulation hasn't just been seen in the actions of regulators. There is a new boldness in the comments they are willing to make to, and about, the industries they regulate.

4 Reasons Obama's Second Term May Be Different

Richard Barrington | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Richard Barrington

This was a numbers game that Obama was bound to win. Right or wrong, Romney's defense of the wallets of the wealthiest Americans wasn't going to win him many votes.

Jamie Dimon Calls Out Obama Administration's 'Antagonistic Behavior'

Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Tuesday's election may have changed some things in this country, but one thing has not changed: Jamie Dimon is going to keep right on whining about President Obama, thank you very much.

Elizabeth Warren's Greatest Takedowns

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

The self-appointed voice of the middle class has emerged victorious. Last night, Elizabeth Warren won a hotly-contested race, beating out Republi...