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Is The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index Misleading Or Meaningless Or Both?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 02.17.2017 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Like many of us, I thought that the Dow Jones industrial Average index (DJIA) is comprising thirty of the most important companies of the United State...

Why the CFPB Is In Danger Of Getting Trumped

Adam Levin | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Adam Levin

Just beyond the Trump swelter of the hour, lawmakers have been busy concocting plans to dismantle key achievements of the Obama years. Among those acc...

Consumer Watchdogs Wake Up As Trump Dismantles Protections

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.15.2017 | Business
Christopher Elliott

Kelly Lewis is worried. With a controversial new administration in power, she’s concerned that consumers like her will suffer. And for good reason. ...

How Runaway Inequality Elected Trump And How It Can Defeat Him

Les Leopold | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Les Leopold

Over the last 37 years, America’s top 10 percent saw their incomes rise by 115 percent and the top 1 percent saw an incredible rise of 198 percent. ...

A CEO Pay Regulation Is About To Be Quietly Scuttled

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Trump administration’s review of Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulations will take months to complete, but we already know the first r...

HHS Pick Price Made ‘Brazen’ Stock Trades While His Committee Was Under Scrutiny

Kaiser Health News | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.09.2017 | Healthy Living

Health and Human Services secretary nominee Tom Price showed little restraint in his personal stock trading during the three years that federal invest...

Trump's Economy Is Likely To Look Great For A Bit But Fail In The Long Run

Andrés Velasco | Posted 02.08.2017 | World
Andrés Velasco

SANTIAGO, Chile (Project Syndicate) – Now that populists are coming to power in the West, a conflict over intellectual ownership of their approach i...

Nancy Pelosi Slaps Down Trump Impeachment Talk

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) does not think President Donald Trump has committed any impeachable offenses ― yet. Pel...

From Atop The Government, Trump Takes Care Of 'Friends'

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump was fond of telling anecdotes about anonymous “friends” of his to help illustrate his policy positi...

An Overview Of The SEC’s Function And Purpose

Laura Anthony | Posted 02.07.2017 | Business
Laura Anthony

The Birth of the SEC As explained by History.com, on October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors traded some 16 million shares on the...

Democrats Home In On Tom Price Stock Trades Ahead Of Nomination Hearings

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Senate Democrats want to postpone confirmation hearings for Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head th...

Trump Moves Closer To Gutting Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Watchdog

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics

NEW YORK ― Big business and congressional Republicans salivate at the idea of gutting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the brainchild of Se...

Trump: A President Without Honor

Eric Mink | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
Eric Mink

IT'S BEEN TWO MONTHS since the U.S. presidential election, and there are just a couple of weeks until the inauguration. Can we at least agree on a couple of central points?

U.S. Prosecutors Say Peruvian Ran Fraud Out Of Trump Building

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Tuesday arrested a Peruvian man who, to lure investors, posted an online video featuring the New York Stock E...

Donald Trump's Economic Team Continues To Align With His Billionaire Hedge Fund Adviser

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― As President-elect Donald Trump’s economic team forms, it continues to be highly favorable to a key billionaire hedge fund donor who ...

Larry Kudlow Would Basically Be The Perfect Economic Adviser To Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics

President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to shake up Washington’s entrenched orthodoxies by hiring the very sort of people who have labored to dig thos...

Why the Finance Industry Cannot Ignore Fintech Any Longer

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The digital transformation has completely changed the business landscape in record time. We seldom stop to take stock of the situation, but the events...

The CFPB Just Took a Huge Bite Out of Predatory Lending

Paul Bland | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Paul Bland

Banks and payday lenders have had a good deal going for a while: They could break the law, trick their customers in illegal ways, and not have to face any consumer lawsuits.

The Danger of Hillary Clinton: She Is Not the 'Safer' Candidate

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.

Sanders and Trump: How the Political and Media Establishment Got 2016 So Wrong

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Perhaps the biggest story coming out of campaign 2016 is not the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, but the fact that the media and political establishment never saw it coming. And the fact that they never saw it coming perfectly explains the rise of Sanders and Trump.

Why Banks Need To Be More Upfront About Climate Risk

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business

Banks can't fully think about risk without thinking about climate change. And banks that don't properly consider risk are failing their customers, cli...

It's Trick or Treat in Cyberland...

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.01.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Mobile connectivity is exploding and smartphones and tablets are whetting the appetites of cyber criminals and the population of hacker world. Any device that has information stored on it is vulnerable.

The Fatal Blindness of Private Equity -- Where's Your Consumer Insight?

Adam Hanft | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Adam Hanft

Here's a message to just about every private equity shop out there. There's a really simple way for you to make the billions in all your funds work smarter, harder and faster.

The Archeology of Decline

Steve Fraser | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Steve Fraser

"Debtpocalypse" didn't just appear in time for the last election season or the lame-duck session of Congress to follow. It is merely the latest installment in a tragic, 40-year-old story of the dispossession of American working people.

Gagging on an Ad Blitz of Empty Anti-Wall Street Rhetoric

Sam Pizzigati | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Sam Pizzigati

We don't need ads from candidates. We need commitments from them -- to rein in our economic casino.