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Could the UK Elections Be a Chance for Europe?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.24.2015 | World
Georges Ugeux

David Cameron committed in January 2013 to hold an in/out referendum about the EU by the end of 2017 if his party won an outright majority. Maybe he was not sure he would need to deliver it. Now he is forced to. Can this be turned into an opportunity for Europe to revisit some critical issues, or will the Eurocratic immobilism prevail?

Happiness: Remembering the Sun Is Always Shining

Maura Sweeney | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

The sun might become temporarily obscured by dark clouds -- and, by analogy, life circumstances -- but I could remind myself that it is always present. My thoughts just needed to be mindful of what was above the clouds rather than below them.

The Cataclysmic Desk Tidying

Nesrin Everett | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Nesrin Everett

I'll never forget the day my boss decided to tidy his desk. I was 25 years old, and an associate headhunter in a boutique firm in the City of London, focusing on the commodity markets. We were a team of four, known to be good at what we did, and it took a lot of meticulously hard work and investigation to carry out our research.

Exhibition: I Dreamt in the City

Lydia Hughes | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts
Lydia Hughes

A reach out to anyone who has lived through the solitude a concrete jungle deals its city-makers, artist Francisco Centofanti materializes the relentless sense of loneliness felt within a cityscape, when one might not necessarily be physically alone.

Books for Our Times: Capital by John Lanchester (a Novel)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Carla Seaquist

To understand the motivation of the financial types who brought down the economy in 2008, where better to go than the novel? Nonfiction gives us facts and their fallout, but novels (and plays) probe motivation.

SHOCK! Bankers Are Getting Some Srsly Dubious Advice From Lawyers

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business

From Saul Goodman of "Breaking Bad" to Harold Melvoin of "The Sopranos," sleazy lawyers on the teevee are always giving criminals career advice. This ...

Mark Gongloff

Bankers Struggle To Live On $1+ Million Pay: Report | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

Like many carbon-based lifeforms, you perhaps think that bankers are driven only by naked greed. But that is just because you don't understand them: T...

It's So Easy To Rig Markets These Days

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business

And now it's time for another installment in our continuing series, Manipulating Markets Is Easy. What have traders gone and manipulated this time? Th...

London Is Better Off Reformed (LIBOR)

Chris Brummer | Posted 07.27.2012 | Business
Chris Brummer

Poor London. They may have the Olympics, but the recent LIBOR scandal appears to be strike three in a ballgame full of regulatory gaffes that have left the city's reputation for governance tarnished in the eyes of the world's financial elite.