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Some Real Estate Agents Are In Cahoots With Fraudsters

Jerry Chautin | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

With declining prices, scammers are using short sales to make a fast buck by purchasing properties at below-market prices and immediately flopping them to new buyers.

Third Party Payer Systems: The Most Significant Regulatory Problem in the Online World?

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 08.31.2011 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

The harm of third party payer businesses is real and may be among the most significant emerging regulatory problems of the online world. Here are steps regulators should take.

The Lowdown on Abusive Bosses and Unhealthy Management

Douglas LaBier | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business
Douglas LaBier

A senior executive of a large corporation once told me, "This is a paranoid culture. We want people to feel that someone's always looking over their shoulder, ready to catch them on something. That's what keeps them sharp." But does it?

Ex-Lehman Brothers Director Arrested, Charged With Drug Prescription Forgery

Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

A former Lehman Brothers managing director has been arrested on charges of forging a prescription to buy drugs. Bradley Jack, formerly of the faile...

Financial Regulatory Powers Might Be Outsourced To Wall Street-Funded Finra

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

Congress may outsource the job of regulating thousands of investment advisors to an organization funded by the professionals it regulates, Bloomberg N...

Lila Shapiro

Union-Busting Tactics More Pervasive Than Thought, Study Shows | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

In the last half-century of American organized labor, the deck has rarely been so stacked against workers, say labor historians. When it comes to u...

Goldman Sachs Plans To Hire 1,000 In Singapore While Cutting U.S. Jobs

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs, the country's fifth-largest bank by assets, plans to hire 1,000 people in Singapore while laying off a significant number of workers at...

Jason Linkins

Retired Floridian Returns Home To Find His Home Foreclosed Upon, By Mistake | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

Here's a friendly reminder to everyone who has summer vacation plans: Before your departure date, it's a good idea to solicit the help of a trusted fr...

Major Corporations Oppose New Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs, Workers

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

Corporate America would rather not say how much it pays typical workers. In a lobbying push that adds to the slew of attacks on last year's financi...

Exploring the Immediacy of the In-Between Place

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.27.2011 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

The archaeology of today's urban regions need not be excavation-based. One trick allows the illusion of memory through photographic tools.

Cost Of Childcare Has Skyrocketed In Last 50 Years

24/7 Wall St. | Michael A. Sauter | Posted 08.25.2011 | Business

It cost $25,299 to raise a child from birth to age 18 in 1960. The amount rose to $226,920 last year. This may be one of the reasons many reasons Amer...

Stocks Fall On Concerns Over Greece

Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Edward Krudy) - Stocks headed for three days of losses on Friday on worries about the Italian banking sector and Greece's austerity plan...

Women Three Times More Likely To Experience 'Overwhelming' Financial Stress: Survey

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

Even in the aftermath of a "mancession," it's the women who say they are struggling most mightily. Women report experiencing nearly twice as much ...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Opening The Oil Taps: A Shot Fired At Speculators | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

On first inspection, President Obama's decision to tap the nation's petroleum reserves, announced Thursday, seemed far more symbolic than consequentia...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Federal Reserve Keeps Power On Reserve For Another Day | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Another major policymaker has decided to take a more detached stance toward the economic slowdown. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernank...

Bonnie Kavoussi

High Stakes: Confidence Vote In Greece (LIVEBLOG, UPDATES) | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

Greece's Parliament is expected to take a confidence vote on the country's political leadership at around 5 p.m. EDT Tuesday. The vote will not only d...

Oil Companies Investigated For Possible Market Manipulation

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

This would help to explain those high gas prices. Late Monday, federal regulators announced an investigation into whether oil companies and refine...

Bonnie Kavoussi

As Greece Teeters Closer To Default, Investors Bet On Political Will For Preserving European Union | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

As Greece teetered closer to the precipice of government default, investors appeared to come to the conclusion on Monday that although the troubled co...

Bonnie Kavoussi

As Greek Default Appears Increasingly Likely, European Markets Tumble | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

Amid falling European markets and mounting fears of a Greek government default, European financial ministers gave Greece an ultimatum Monday: approve ...

32 South Texans Accused Of Defrauding Insurer

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 08.18.2011 | Business

MCALLEN, Texas — Federal prosecutors said Friday that they have charged 32 South Texas residents with bilking insurer Aflac out of $3 million ov...

Bonnie Kavoussi

In Greece, American Economic Recovery Is At Stake | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

Once again, the global economy seems vulnerable to a crisis brewing in a single country, as the turmoil in Greece and the risk of a government default...

Fears of Greek Default Ease

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

Fear of a Greek government default, which gripped international markets earlier this week, started to ease Friday as European leaders gained more time...

Lila Shapiro

WATCH: Tensions Rise Before Historic Union Vote At Target | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- On the day before a historic union vote at a Target outside New York City, tensions at the store -- among employees, management...

Bonnie Kavoussi

As Greek Default Becomes Increasingly Likely, Investors Flee to Safer Investments | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business

Stock prices around the world have fallen sharply in response to the growing likelihood that the Greek government could default on its debt and plunge...

William Alden

Harrisburg's 'Bad Deal': City Forced To Pursue Parking Privatization | William Alden | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The finances of Harrisburg, Pa., are so desperate that local officials are considering a deal they fear will ultimately make the city more...