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Masters of the Universe I: The Questions Neither Obama nor McCain Will Answer

Sanjiv Gupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanjiv Gupta

It may be one of the most positive outcomes of this crisis that it compels us to ask fundamental questions about our political system, questions we may normally be too complacent or polite to ask.

Lack of Disclosure the Root Cause of the Financial Crisis

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Scheer

The market did not understand that families buying homes would have an incentive to default on their mortgage obligations if housing prices stopped rising or actually declined.

Is there a leader in the house? Anywhere?

Alan Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Miller

What we could all really do with is an honest and open discussion about how we organize ourselves in society without sloppily repeating terms such as socialism.

Don't touch the stock market

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Here's my latest warning: Do not be lulled into buying equities because there was a bounce in markets, where some losses were recouped. Or buying bec...

A Forward Looking 5-Point Plan to End the Economic Crisis

Shafqat Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shafqat Khan

For too long the Democrats have surrendered the ground on taxes and free markets to the Republicans. Now is their chance to seize the initiative in these two areas with a simple 5-point plan.

Financial Bailout = Patriot Act Redux: Under Cover of Crisis, the Republic is Lost

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pete Cenedella

Forgive me if I smell a similar attempt by the Republicans to ram a lopsided, ready-made and offensive prescription down the throats of the American people under the cover of crisis.

"Too Big to Fail" Vs. "Too Big to Be Responsible"

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ryan Mack

I believe in the free market economy, but once an entity becomes "too big to fail" it introduces the possibility that government intervention is a justifiable remedy.

The Women in McCain's Life

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

In 10 days Sarah Palin's standing has crashed an awesome 24 points, with a clear majority now having a negative opinion of the Alaska Governor. This k...

Asian stocks soar on possible US rescue package

AP | JEREMIAH MARQUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HONG KONG — Asian stock markets soared Friday as a news of a U.S. government plan to rescue banks from risky mortgage debt brought hope of a let...

Dow 10,000 -- What Happened, Who Can You Trust and Investment Banking 2.0

Howard Lindzon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Lindzon

I have been blogging in the financial/stock market space since late 2005 and developed a great list of 'experts' in certain areas. I believe in the 'less is more' theory of news.

The Problems in the Financial Sector Are Nowhere Near Over

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At a time when everybody is writing down the value of a bunch of assets, we're seeing some of the largest firms buy-back more trash. This will make the next few quarters of earnings releases that much more interesting.

Government Bailouts: What's it All About?

Zachary Karabell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zachary Karabell

In crisis mode, government simply reacts, and there is no sign just now of a systemic consideration of the balance between government as a backstop or watchdog and the unfettered free market.

Social Conservatives Still In Charge of Republican Party

Rep. Barney Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barney Frank

Leading economically conservative organizations who argued the proposed gambling regulations would interfere with the functioning of our financial system had the support of less than 10% of Republican congressmen.

Organized Crime Targeting Energy And Financial Markets

CNN | Terry Frieden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Attorney General Michael Mukasey warned Wednesday that organized criminal networks have penetrated portions of the international energy market and tri...

Male Sex Hormone May Affect Stock Trades

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The hormone that drives male aggression and sexual interest also seems able to boost short term success at finance. But what seems ...

Even Thai Talismans Hit By Credit Crunch

Wall Street Journal | James Hookway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

To the list of speculative market bubbles popping around the world, add this: Thai religious talismans. Last year, prices for the small discs inscrib...

Web Start-Ups Strapped For Cash

Los Angeles Times | Alana Semuels and Michelle Quinn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In recent months, some start-up technology companies have died or gone into comas after running out of money, a possible early sign that the resurgenc...

Foreclosures Ravage Denver's Middle Class

USA Today Via ABC News | Brad Heath and Charisse Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Foreclosures are ripping through the rows of new homes in the flatlands where Denver turns to prairie. Every week, 10 more families here need to find ...

Uncertain Economy Awaits Next President

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain have diagnosed the swooning U.S. economy and have come up with rival plans to ...

Nervous Wall Street Unsure Of What's Next

New York Times | Julie Cresswell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Most everyone on Wall Street, and on Main Street, wants to know when will the financial crisis end. So far, despite the government's efforts, the mark...

Paul Krugman: Partying Like It's 1929

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If Ben Bernanke manages to save the financial system from collapse, he will -- rightly -- be praised for his heroic efforts. But what we should be as...

Wall Street's Crisis Hits Main Street

New York Times | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In Seattle, sales at a long-established hardware store, Pacific Supply, are suddenly dipping. In Oklahoma City, couples planning their weddings are de...

Euro, Yen Climb Against Dollar

AP | MATT MOORE and YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

FRANKFURT, Germany — Widespread concern about the outlook for the U.S. economy pushed the euro to a new record and the yen to 12-year highs agai...

Bush: US Is on Top of Financial Crisis

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — President Bush, trying to calm turmoil in financial markets, said Monday that his administration is "on top of the situation" in de...

Carlyle Capital Woes Signals Trouble

AP | VINNEE TONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — A mortgage-backed investment fund created by the Carlyle Group faltered near collapse Thursday, in what analysts saw as a sign that m...