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$3.9 Trillion Sitting on the Sidelines

Amy Domini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Domini

It seems hard to believe, but 92% of companies' stock prices are not at their low point for the trailing year. So before letting the headlines set the tone, consider some of the underlying indicators.

Speed is of the Essence, But So is the Right Solution

Neil Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Neil Grossman

Instead of buying bad debts from financial institutions at a relatively arbitrary price, I suggest we do the following.

Banks Promise They Won't Use Bailout Money For Pay

AP | JOHN DUNBAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Some of the nation's largest banks sharing in the $700 billion government bailout of the financial industry tried to assure lawmake...

Citigroup Job Cuts: Could Citi Be Headed For Buyout Or Government Takeover?

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

All weekend, the media has been atwitter with the rumor of enormous impending job cuts at Citigroup. This morning, Clusterstock reports that Citigroup...

Streamlined Modification Program: The New Homeowner Bailout From Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Once again, the government has offered another plan to help troubled homeowners. Once again, critics say it doesn't go far enough. ...

Critics say new federal mortgage plan not enough

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Once again, the government has offered another plan to help troubled homeowners. Once again, critics say it doesn't go far enough. ...

Inflation: Why Investing in Yellow Could Save Your Portfolio

Jill Keto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Keto

On TV, you have to boil down answers into the shortest, most concise sound bites. Right now, my favorite sound bite is "Invest in Yellow: Corn, Wheat and Gold."

For Sale: United States

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Franken

We need to come up with some ways to make these captains of finance part with their own money, instead of everybody else's. We need to be creative.

Human Capital -- an Asset, Not Just an Expense

Doug Struck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Doug Struck

Economists use the term "human capital," but nowhere in accounting principles are people counted as an asset -- only as an expense.

After The Plunge: Corporate Logos For A New Era

Business Pundit | Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The 2008 crash is probably the most serious economic crisis we have faced after the Great Depression. Stock markets from around the world fell as much...


John Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Graham

Congress should follow the President's lead in creating a stimulus package that is a combination of short-term measures and longer-term infrastructure investments.

Alternative Energy's Great 2008 Also Revealed Its Weakness

AP | SANDY SHORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DENVER — As the United States became the world leader in wind power, venture capitalists poured money into alternative energy projects until the...

Energy Boss Calls EU Carbon Trading The New Sub-Prime

The Guardian | Terry Macalister | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The row over the working of the European Union's emissions trading scheme intensified last night when EDF Energy warned that speculators risked turnin...

Tesla's San Jose Plant Nixed In Huge Setback

NBC Bay Area | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The San Jose Business Times reported Thursday afternoon that the car company could not get the $100 million in venture capital it needed to build the ...

Financial Markets React - Follow with Wikinvest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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Government-Media-Corporate Mantra: Only the Little People Worry About Money

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanton Peele

Jack Strong: You can't fit 200 guests, strippers, a four-star kitchen, and a ten-foot-high ice sculpture on a helicopter.

Dating A Banker Anonymous: Finance Girlfriends Form Support Group

New York Times | RAVI SOMAIYA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

[Women] shared their sad stories the other night at an informal gathering of Dating a Banker Anonymous, a support group founded in November to help wo...

Recession Trend Tracker: What's Hot, What's Not

Jill Keto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Keto


Teens Toilet Paper Madoff's House After Losing Trust Funds In Scam | SONJA ISGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PALM BEACH -- Tidbits of toilet paper twisted in the wind at Bernard Madoff's Palm Beach home Monday morning - possibly the work of some ticked off te...

Investors Gear Up For Deluge Of Weak Earnings, Biggest GDP Drop In 26 Years

CNN | Alexandra Twin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Investors this week will face the largest batch of company report cards yet, in what is quickly shaping up to be the worst quarter for corporate profi...

Warren Buffett: "Nobody Knows" If Stimulus Package Will Work

Calculated Risk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SG: But there is debate about whether there should be fiscal stimulus, whether tax cuts work or not. There is all of this academic debate among econom...

Hedge Fund Ethics and How They'll Lead to More Regulation

Penny Herscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Penny Herscher

What is right and what is wrong in world of hedge funds?

Bernie Madoff Cancer: Does Ponzi Scheme Architect Have Steve Jobs' Cancer?

Clusterstock | John Carney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Buried in a Page Six item about Larry King's "severe" exposure to Bernie Madoff's ponzi scheme is the rumor that Madoff could be dying of pancreatic c...

Banks of America

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

Investors must realize that before these financial companies can begin to return profits to their investors, the government must get paid back first.

A New Closing Dynamic

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

It seems to me that if the seller and buyer are in agreement on all terms, then the mechanics of the closing should never delay the manifestation of the parties' desire and intent, i.e. money for deed.