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Protesters From All Walks Cite Greed, Corroding Safety Net As Reasons For Occupying [PHOTOS]

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

Since arriving at Zuccotti Park more than a month ago, the Occupy Wall Street protesters have been called a variety of things by politicians, pundits ...

New Website Allows People To Directly Email Wall Street Executives

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

As protesters continue to camp out in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park and other locations around the world, some activists have found a new venue to occupy:...

The 10 States Where Bank Accounts Are The Least Popular

Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

As debate rages over the role of banks in society today, a sizable number of Americans continue to have no bank account at all. Close to one-third...

Some Big Banks Decide Debit Fee Not Such A Good Idea

Jillian Berman and Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

Some big banks are beginning to decide that charging a debit card fee may lead to more trouble than it's worth. JPMorgan Chase has decided it isn'...

Downgrade Possibility Not Scaring U.S. Lawmakers

Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

A growing number of lawmakers do not think another downgrade of the country's AAA rating will harm America's economy, raising questions about how ...

Advocates, Opponents Spend Millions In Ohio Union Law Fight

AP | By ANN SANNER | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The union-backed group pushing for the repeal of Ohio's new collective bargaining law has spent more than $17.3 million in the fight...

Dow Closes Above 12,000 Points For The First Time Since August

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Ryan Vlastelica) - Stocks surged 3 percent on Thursday as an agreement by European leaders to help contain the region's two-year debt cr...

Women Sue Walmart Alleging Gender Discrimination In Calif. Stores

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Women pursuing discrimination claims against Wal-Mart filed a reformulated lawsuit Thursday alleging the world's largest...

The Cities With The Highest Income Inequality

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

Maybe Americans are so fed up with growing income inequality because it's so widespread. The cities with the highest levels of income inequality a...

Madoff: I 'Can Live' With Victims' Anger

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

Bernard Madoff -- the man convicted of swindling billions from clients worldwide -- said he's more concerned with how his crimes affected his family t...

Most Americans Using Jobless Benefits Say They Don't Cover Basic Needs

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

The majority of Americans using unemployment benefits say it's not enough to cover their basic needs. Sixty-six percent of Americans using unemplo...

U.S. Economic Growth Meets Expectations In Third Quarter

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Lucia Mutikani) - Economic growth increased at its fastest in a year in the third quarter as consumers and businesses set aside fears ...

After Leaders Reach Debt Deal, Greek Stocks Surge

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — Shares on Greece's stock market closed sharply up Thursday following a debt deal reached by European leaders that the country's...

Shell Profits Double, As Oil Giant Rakes In Billions

AP | By TOBY STERLING | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

AMSTERDAM -- Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe's largest oil company, says profits doubled to nearly $7 billion in the third quarter because of higher oil...

Obama Approved Fewer Regulations Than Bush

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

President Barack Obama has signed fewer regulations than President George W. Bush had at this point in his presidency, but it's putting a bigger dent ...

BofA CEO 'Incensed' People Don't Recognize 'How Much Good' His Employees Do

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

Bank of America CEO Bryan Moynihan says the public needs to start thinking before they criticize his company. "I, like you, get a little incensed ...

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After Losing His Job And Home, One Man Comes To Protests To Fit In

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

Verride Gffrard stood on the edge of Zuccotti Park on Tuesday, quietly holding a sign and surveying the crowd around him. At 56, dressed subtly in a s...

Olympus Chairman Steps Down Amid Scandal

AP | TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Olympus Corp. said Wednesday that Chairman and President Tsuyoshi Kikukawa is stepping down amid widening scrutiny into acquisitions aft...

Rajat Gupta Expected To Face Criminal Charges In Insider Trading Case: Source

Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

Former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta will surrender to the FBI on Wednesday to face criminal charges, a person familiar with the investigatio...

Can Our Returning Warriors Survive in This Lousy Economy?

Jerry Chautin | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

If you are looking for a suitable franchise to buy, a discount alone is not a good enough reason.

North Dakota Strippers Tipped Thousands Every Nights

Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

An oil boomtown in the middle of North Dakota is proving that the laws of supply and demand apply to everything -- even stripper salaries. As thou...

Occupy Oakland Protesters Arrested LIVE UPDATES

Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

Police in riot gear cleared protesters near city hall in Oakland, California as protests inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests based in Manhatta...

Visualizing The Income Gap

Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

One of the focal points of the protests raging in Zuccotti Park and around the world is the sizable gap between the rich and everyone else. Yet as the...

Global Regulators Ease Rules To Boost Trade With Low-Income Countries

Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

LONDON/PARIS, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Global banking regulators eased their capital reserves rules on Tuesday to boost trade with low-income countries,...

After Rogue Trader, UBS Profit Plunges

AP | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

GENEVA -- Scandal-hit Swiss bank UBS AG reported Tuesday a 39 percent drop in third-quarter profit, slightly less than feared, due to a rogue trading ...