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On October 17, If Congress Fails the President Has No Choice

Howard Schweber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Howard Schweber

For a president to override Congress' power of the purse is a dangerous precedent. But President Obama is exactly right to say that he is not willing to negotiate policy questions with a gun to his head, and future presidents should not be confronted by the same kind of extortion.

'Heavy Workload' Fixing Europe Has Consequences

AP | DAVID McHUGH | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi has called off his trip to an annual Jackson Hole conference of central bankers th...

How European Politics Could Impact Markets

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Fed up with how all the economic, financial and policy news out of Europe have been contributing to market volatility? Well, not only will this continue but, now, we must also get ready for something new over the next few weeks.

A Super Committee "Failure" Wouldn't Hurt the Economy -But a "Success" Sure Would

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The committee's members are being warned that all of them will suffer in any future bids for leadership if the committee "fails" to put forward a plan. The economic and polling data make the answer to that clear: Not if they "fail" like leaders.

Latest Shocker for Savings Account Rates: 10-year Treasuries Slip Below Two Percent

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

There have been a number of landmarks on the way to today's extraordinarily low interest rates, some of them just shocking from a market historian's standpoint.

When Riskless Gets Risky

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Moody's bond rating agency got into the act yesterday and put the US credit rating, which has been AAA since 1917 on its "downgrade watch." No surprise there and markets largely shook it off.

Simon Johnson: Behind The S&P Warning on the Deficit

The New York Times | Simon Johnson | Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

Standard & Poor's announced on Monday that its credit rating for the United States was affirmed at AAA (the highest level possible) but that it was re...

Clueless

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

With such an impressive background and extensive resources, many investors paid close attention to Pat Dorsey's 2010 predictions about stock market trends. Unfortunately, Mr. Dorsey was dead wrong.

Ireland's Brutal Four-Year Economic Plan is Announced

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

The EU Commission has called the Irish government's Four Year Plan a "cornerstone" of the bailout package currently under discussion between Ireland, ...

Bonuses 2009: Why US Banks Deserve the Taxation Prepared by Obama

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Instead of trying to come up with a constructive solutio, the banks failed to accept that their exceptional earnings did not come to them.

Junk-Bond Rally Premature as Record Defaults Loom, Analysts Say

bloomberg.com | Shannon D. Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

May 7 (Bloomberg) -- Junk-bond investors who have spurred the biggest rally on record are getting ahead of the recovery as the rate of company failure...

Princeton Scores Lower Bond Rate Than Harvard, Times Debt Market Perfectly

Bloomberg | Bryan Keogh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jan. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Princeton University raised $1 billion in its first taxable bond sale since 1994 at lower rates than Harvard University paid a...