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The Hissing of the Fat Cats

Mike Lux | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The powerful, super-wealthy people at the top of the economic food chain have noticed all this populist stirring. Boy, have they noticed. In spite of all their power and wealth, they are offended that anyone is suggesting that the system should be tinkered with. They're speaking out -- in truly silly ways -- and putting their money where their mouths are.

Finally, the End of the Five-Year Armageddon Trade?

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Plenty of worry for the famous wall that markets often climb, but no Armageddon's on the horizon. Maybe we can get back to "normalcy" after all, even with increased market "volume" more to the upside.

Barney Frank: JPMorgan Suit Shows 'No Good Deed Goes Unpunished'

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business

* JPMorgan sued over securities sold by Bear Stearns * Frank was chairman of House Financial Services Committee * Spitze...

Judge To SEC: 'Little Wonder' People Think You're Weak

Bloomberg View | William D. Cohan | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

From Bloomberg View: While it may have taken more than four months for him to decide, Judge Frederic Block has finally done what everyone expected...

JPMorgan Could Be Forced To Repurchase Home Equity Loans

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) could be forced to repurchase thousands of home equity loans, a...

WATCH: Look At All The Little Piggies

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Remember when you first learned that the "honey badger don't care"? Us, too. It, shamefully, was not that long ago. But we were so taken by the ent...

Seven Villians Of The Financial Crisis: Where Are They Now?

DailyFinance | BRUCE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In 2008, as the economy seemed to be in free-fall, pundits, politicians and the public cast about in search of the ultimate villain, the Wall Street w...

At Goldman Sachs, Partners Can Lose Their Coveted Status | SUSANNE CRAIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As many as 60 Goldman executives could be stripped of their partnerships this year to make way for new blood, people with firsthand knowledge of the p...

Financial Crisis: Why Are So Few Culprits Are In Jail?

McClatchy | Kevin G. Hall | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- More than a year into the gravest financial crisis since the Great Depression, millions of Americans have seen their home values and ret...

The Most Damning Internal Emails Of The Financial Crisis (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In case you haven't heard, emails live forever. Which may mean that the full story of the financial crisis is lying dormant somewhere on a few forgott...

Lehman's Failure: Why We Bailout Banks And Not Families | Uwe E. Reinhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A year ago, century-old Lehman Brothers lapsed into bankruptcy, completely spooking the oligarchy that runs our nation's financial sector. The olig...

William H. Miller: Famed Stock Picker Did Great Until Picking AIG, Wachovia, Bear Stearns, Freddie Mac

Wall Street Journal | TOM LAURICELLA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

William H. Miller spent nearly two decades building his reputation as the era's greatest mutual-fund manager. Then, over the past year, he destroyed i...

"Too Big to Fail" Vs. "Too Big to Be Responsible"

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ryan Mack

I believe in the free market economy, but once an entity becomes "too big to fail" it introduces the possibility that government intervention is a justifiable remedy.

Real Estate Roulette

Gihan Perera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gihan Perera

The game is rigged: while Bear Stearns got a $29 billion government bailout, over $60,000 of wealth equity per homeowner was lost in the crash. We must demand the next president to take action

A Fed Bailout Crosses a Line

The New York Times | Gretchen Morgenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WHAT are the consequences of a world in which regulators rescue even the financial institutions whose recklessness and greed helped create the titanic...