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Talkin' Rube Goldberg With Author Jennifer George

Tom Semioli | Posted 03.05.2014 | Books
Tom Semioli

"It's like seeing where it all began... and it continues to this day," exclaims author Jennifer George. "Rube was cartooning at the dawn of the indust...

Bernanke: Economy Is Far From Fully Recovered

Reuters | Alister Bull | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Tuesday the Fed will maintain ultra-easy U.S. monetary policy for as long as need...

Going Over the Fiscal Cliff: Women and Kids First

Martha Burk | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

If lawmakers don't do something quick, on January 1st we're all going to turn into Thelma and Louise and go over a cliff. Who's right? Who's wrong? And most of all, who gets pushed over first?

In Wake of Election, SMBs Expected to Serve as Engine of Economic Growth

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business
Ryan Caldbeck

Small businesses now must make some assumptions about policy decisions and move forward. They are too important to the country's economic recovery to remain in limbo.

Getting Off the Treadmill

Michael Farr | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

It likely means that investors will eventually get what they want yet again. Sometime down the road, while it may not be at the next couple of meetings, the Fed will likely implement QE3. But it has to end somewhere. So what are we to make of the divergent opinions within the Fed?

European Central Bank And The Sovereign Debt Crisis

Sheldon Filger | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
Sheldon Filger

If the European Central Bank follows in the footsteps of Bernanke, I don't see how the results will be any different for the Europeans. Printing money may sound attractive to the desperate, but it is at best a short-term panacea.

The Ticking Bomb No One Hears: Exploding Interest on the Debt

Meredith Bagby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meredith Bagby

As we begin this New Year, we citizens need to demand immediate action from the incoming Congress. And as investors, we must begin storing up our nuts. It could be a very long winter.

Treasuries Rise As 10-Year Note Yields Near 6-Month High Attract Buyers

Bloomberg | Cordell Eddings and Keith Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Treasuries advanced for the first time in three days as the 10-year note yield at almost a six- month high drew investors. The 30-year bond gained be...

Fed Policymakers 'Do Not Understand Risk' Says Taleb

Bloomberg | Erik Schatzker and Jeff Kearns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The risks stemming from the Federal Reserve's efforts to stimulate the economy through bond purchases are "humongous" and the central bank doesn't ful...

The Case for Recess Appointing Bernanke

Victor Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

Barack Obama should announce plans to circumvent Senate obstruction and recess appoint Ben Bernanke as Fed Chair while the Senate debates whether to hold a timely confirmation vote.

Why Sen. Dodd's Opposition to the Federal Reserve is Ill-Conceived

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

Had Senate Banking Committee's Chairman Chris Dodd's proposal been effective before the crisis, where would we be today?

How to Live on $0 a Day: Assuaging Rage, One Prick at a Time

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

If you're quivering with rage just thinking about Wall Street, it's time to take action. I've discovered a way to achieve a semblance of inner peace without therapists, tranquilizers or weapons.

Shahien Nasiripour

Fed Chairman Blames Banks For Continued High Unemployment | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Monday blamed banks for slowing the recovery and keeping unemployment high. Despite hundreds of billions i...

Stiglitz On Bank Bailout: "We Got A Bad Deal" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz appeared on Yahoo's Tech Ticker recently, and had some pointed words regarding the massive bank bailouts...

Wall St.'s Monster Still Lives: Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase have reported huge profits, the Dow has made it past 9000, and Barack Obama has moved on to health care. The horror s...

Fed Hires Former Enron Lobbyist To Improve Its Image | Robert Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

June 5 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve intends to hire a veteran lobbyist as it seeks to counter skepticism in Congress about the central bank's gr...

Hunting Good Will -- Ripple of Hope or Chaos Theory?

Sheila Tendy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheila Tendy

Banks have an opportunity to heal the global distrust in them and heal the economy. Sadly, they are viewed as the "evil enemy" with no requirement that they meet basic ethical standards.

Culture Zohn: Requiem for an Era

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

It seemed only fitting that tonight was the sober, majestic performance of Verdi's Requiem in honor of Luciano Pavarotti at the Metropolitan Opera.

Bush Cheerleads While the Economy Dives

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mona Gable

I was extremely confused by Bush's rosy economic speech. Here my local bank, IndyMac, is collapsing, with distraught customers waiting in line for hours last week to get their money.