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Ecopreneur: An Innovative Way to Attract Investors in a Recession

Kristin Boekhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kristin Boekhoff

I don't have to convince the Bangladeshis of the potential of their country. They are keen to change the world's negative perception of Bangladesh; a high-profile, luxury eco resort could do just that.

White House Waters Down Financial Reform Bill

Wall Street Journal | DAMIAN PALETTA and KARA SCANNELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Congressional Democrats and the White House are softening some elements of the Obama administration's proposal to overhaul financial-market supervisio...

The Exchange, Beyond the Numbers

Venkat Srinivasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Venkat Srinivasan

September 15, 2008 -- the day that Lehman died, one year later.

3 More Banks Fail: 2009 Tally Hits 92

CNNMoney.com | Ben Rooney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Regulators closed one large bank in Illinois on Friday in one of the biggest collapses of the year, while two other smaller failures pushed the 2009 t...

Obama Heads To Wall Street To Urge Reform

Washington Post | Brady Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama will head to Wall Street on Monday to try to breathe new life into efforts to overhaul the financial regulatory system, an undertaking...

Washington D.C. Becomes New Financial Center

Washington Post | David Cho, Steven Mufson and Tomoeh Murakami Tse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As financial firms navigate a life more closely connected to government aid and oversight than ever before, they increasingly turn to Washington, clos...

Tales From Lehman's Crypt: How Former Employees Are Faring

The New York Times | LOUISE STORY and LANDON THOMAS Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

True, thousands of financial industry jobs have vanished and several of the country's best-known banks and brokerage firms have disappeared. Since a p...

Little Change On Wall St. A Year After Lehman Collapse

New York Times | Alex Berenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the surprise is not how much has changed in the financial industry, but how little....

Obama's Missed Moment

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

All Barack Obama had to do was to address, and then focus, the anger felt all over America about the incredible rip-off that is called Wall Street.

Simon Johnson on Bank State Capture

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

As a sector, what is the optimal size for finance? And how far should we shrink it down to achieve the kind of real growth that will reduce unemployment and drive incomes across the board?

Soldier of Fortune

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

Ram Charan's article, "My (Recovery) Playbook," is a feature-length, reported story, complete with upbeat quotes from CEOs -- some of whom also happen to be clients of none other than Ram Charan.

The Financial Identity Crisis

Schuyler Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Schuyler Brown

People are just not loyal to banks anymore, and why should they be? Banks leveled the first blow to the relationship by becoming estranged, unfamiliar and impersonal.

Government Faces Tough Decisions About Hot To Stabilize Mortgage Market

washingtonpost.com | Zachary A. Goldfarb and Dina ElBoghdady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Only one lender of consequence remains: the federal government, which undertook one of its earliest and most dramatic rescues of the financial crisis ...

"Lad's Culture": Report Finds Sexism In Britain's Financial Institutions

The Independent | By Robert Verkaik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Women working in banks and other financial institutions told the EHRC that workers who become pregnant routinely face redundancy, and that recruitment...

Crash Of A Titan: The Inside Story Of Lehman Brothers' Fall

The Independent | Stephen Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

One year ago, the assembled brains of the Fed and Wall Street sealed the fate of one of its oldest banks. In this gripping account of that weekend las...

Other Economists in the Room

Jane Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane Smiley

I don't disagree with Paul Krugman, but he is missing out on some big issues that also need to be discussed and understood before we actually know what is going on in our world.

Simon Johnson on the Evidence for Overmighty Finance

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

For all its influence, economics doesn't really have much to say about something as fundamental (and yes, complex) as the relationship between the size of the financial sector and growth in the real economy.

Taking on Jim Cramer

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Jim Cramer may like housing stocks, but if he is betting his ranch on the fact that housing prices will spike again like they did in the early part of this century, he'd better hedge his bets.

From Bank of America, Two Different Stories About Tracking Bailout Funds

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Is Bank of America, the nation's largest bank, tracking how it spends $45 billion in taxpayer funds? That depends on which Bank of America statement ...

Fannie, Freddie Shares Soar, Puzzling Analysts

The Washington Post | Zachary A. Goldfarb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Monday, Fannie Mae jumped 41.7 percent, to $1.70 per share, with nearly 824 million shares bought or sold during regular trading hours. Freddie Mac...

Congress on Sale! Saints of the Hill Who Take Less Than $20,000 in Health Care $$ - The List - Part VI

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

While they land on either side of the fence on the issue, these are some of the most interesting players in the unfolding health care reform drama.

Kenneth Rogoff: Opinion: Why We Need To Regulate Banks Sooner, Not Later

Financial Times | Keneth Rogoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When in doubt, bail it out," is the policy mantra 11 months after the September 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers. With the global economy tentatively ...

Nouriel Roubini: A Phantom Economic Recovery?

Business Standard | Nouriel Roubini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Data from the US -- rising unemployment, falling household consumption, still declining industrial production, and a weak housing market -- suggest th...

Smaller Bonuses At Goldman Sachs?: Analysts Predict Political Backlash Will Turn Tide

New York Times | Cyrus Sanati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite the scrutiny it has drawn for setting aside nearly $11.4 billion in the first half of the year to pay its employees, Goldman Sachs is showing ...

Supreme Court To Hear Case On Execuitve Pay

New York Times | ADAM LIPTAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last summer, Richard A. Posner, a federal appeals court judge, issued a surprising and prescient dissent. Executive pay is out of control, he said, an...