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Why the Latest Financial Reform Bills Won't Prevent Another Crisis

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

In case you were starting to feel good about the outcome of the financial reform debates, here's a bold prediction: The reform bills making their way ...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

The (Hidden) Cost of College

Christie Garton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Christie Garton

Graduation season is in full swing and college is just around the corner for high school grads. But with continued budget cuts on campus and skyrocke...

Elizabeth Warren, You Rock

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Wendy Block

You can bet what's left of your retirement fund that I'll do my best to act on what I've learned from the heroic new Wall Street sheriffs.

CDO Independent Director Collects $400K A YEAR-- Just For Signing His Name

Reuters | Matthew Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

...CDOs have been very good to Donald Puglisi, a retired University of Delaware finance professor who remains fond of them. In fact, he and others are...

Bury Our Banks in Style!

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

How can we bury the Too Small To Bailout banks in style? Here are a few suggestions.

Back to the Futures

Bill Swadley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bill Swadley

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission might approve the creation of a futures market that would deal in movie box office receipts. I say, let 'em try!

Ratigan: Dodd's Financial Reform Bill Doesn't Go Far Enough (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dylan Ratigan ridiculed the Senate's financial reform bill Thursday and argued that it wasn't enough to protect the country from another financial col...

What Cost Athletics? Fordham Wins a Rare New York Hoops Battle

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joe Favorito

While Fordham secured former Hofstra coach Tom Pecora to lead them out of a 17-year drought, the search for St. John's and Seton Hall goes on.

How Heavy Is Your (Money) Baggage?

LearnVest Blog | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Money baggage can be thought of as an unconscious set of financial beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that develop as a result of the way we saw money ...

Finance Reform a Historic Accomplishment

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Last evening, the U.S. Senate passed a financial regulatory reform bill by a 59-39 vote, including four Republicans. While the legislation still conta...

A Tale of (Mis)Communication in the Corporate Workplace

Leonard Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leonard Jacobs

This is a tale about poor communication in the American workplace. And why, when companies are struggling and unemployment remains high, we sometimes have no one to blame for our problems but ourselves.

The Euro Will Survive

Barry D. Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barry D. Wood

While aggravated by the ECB's structural weakness, the euro's crisis was caused by the inability of the continent's political leaders to agree on policies to help Greece and safeguard their common currency.

The Republican Midterm Dilemma

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The main result of 18 months of calling the Obama administration extremists is that it is the Republicans themselves who will seem like the extremists by the time November comes around.

You're the Economic Expert

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kenneth Kales

A fundamental distinction of the American economy, as opposed to others in Europe or Asia for example, is that our economy is dependent on retail consumer spending to fuel growth.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Tell HuffPost: How Do You Handle Your Finances on Campus?

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Produced in collaboration with HuffPost's College Reporting Team HuffPost wants to know how college students handle their finances. How did you ch...

Michael Lewis's The Big Short: Betting (Right) on Armageddon

Kathryn Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kathryn Schulz

You could argue that The Big Short is about a lot of different things. But I read it as a story about the social, personal, and intellectual conditions that can produce dazzling rightness or staggering wrongness.

Greece and the Euro: Recession With No Exit

Barry D. Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barry D. Wood

Now the Greeks don't know what hit them and they're already wishing they still had their tattered drachmas. Why?

Exposing the Financers of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Nilles

This post was co-written by Mark Kresowik, Corporate Accountability and Finance Representative for the Sierra Club.The idea of corporate responsibilit...

10 Years After The NASDAQ Peak, Here's What I Learned

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

In a former life, I was a famous Wall Street analyst. A chart of my career would look like the NASDAQ from 1995-2002. The parallel ended there, because Eliot Spitzer got me booted off Wall Street.

Dream Team: Desiree Rogers, Van Jones and Gavin Newsom?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Should Americans be looking west to San Francisco and cities ringing the San Francisco Bay as the new ecotopia?

Blog About Your Small Business For The Huffington Post

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

We are launching a small business group blog! Using our four local verticals---New York, Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles---as a guide, we'll pick ab...

Independent Financial Guidance Key to Making Americans "Financially Fit"

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gavin Newsom

Just as Americans started handing over their wrenches in the 1950s when their cars became too difficult to maintain, today they must turn to professional guidance to help take care of their accounts.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Friday night on Real Time, Bill Maher, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and I discussed Move Your Money. Andrew liked the idea, but worried that it might cause a run on the too-big-to-fail banks. It won't. But it's clear from what's happening in Washington that we need a citizens' intervention to reform our financial institutions. Creating a de facto Glass-Steagall by separating our government-guaranteed deposits from the casino/investment side of the banking industry is a great start. More people are reaching the same conclusion. A new poll found that 9 percent of Americans have already moved their money out of a big bank as a protest. And the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to require any bank doing business with the city to reinvest in the community. It's about time citizens and local governments inject some much-needed competition into our increasingly oligarchic banking system.