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The Film Industry: Sliding Down the Razor Blade of Life

Joe Wallenstein | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Joe Wallenstein

Remember, you are not the only one who wants a career in film. The line behind you is long with people only too happy to step into your position should you falter. And remember the expression, "time is money." It is alive and well in the film business.

Mark Gongloff

Hey, Guess What Thing Banks Are Taking Over Now | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business

Here's yet another thing banks are taking over: the stock market. Financial stocks are the second-biggest sector in the Standard & Poor's 500-stock...

Books and Their Relation to Student Wallets

Uloop | Posted 09.12.2012 | College

You will probably never get all the money you spent back on the books. But it doesn't have to be excruciating on your wallet. Be a smart student shopper and know your options!

Europe: Lacking a Long-Term Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Over the last few days we have seen a tremendous amount of volatility in the markets, epitomizing the lack of clarity with which many investors have struggled.

Shia LaBeouf Picks Winning Stocks | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CANNES -- If you want to play the stock market like Shia LaBeouf, then prepare to zig when the others zag. "I made most of my money by contrarian i...

JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon Not Worried About A Depression

CNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CNBC's Erin Burnett sat down for an exclusive interview with JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon today, talking about a range of topics related to the fina...

Goldman Sachs Going Private?

Clusterstock | John Carney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For weeks now there has been talk that the management of Goldman Sachs might be considering taking the private. Most people dismiss such talk as pure ...

Short Sellers Moving On To "Safe" Companies | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Short sellers are still betting that financial shares will fall but they have boldly moved into shares of companies which are considered healthy, thos...

"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.

Citi Weighs Washington Mutual Takeover Bid

Wall Street Journal | David Enrich and Robin Sidel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Citigroup Inc., moving to take advantage of the turmoil that is hobbling banks throughout the U.S., is considering making a bid for Washington Mutual ...

Taking Steps To Strengthen Washington Mutual

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE and SARA LEPRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ailing bank Washington Mutual Inc. appeared headed toward a sale Wednesday after a major investor removed a potential stumbling block and nervous bank...

Wall Street ends lower on concerns over Lehman

AP | BY TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks tumbled Tuesday, nearly erasing the previous session's big gains, after fresh concerns about the stability of Lehman Brothers ...

Wall Street pulls back as financials fall

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street retreated Monday after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fell to their lowest levels in nearly 20 years on concerns that the gov...

Short Selling Rules Expire Today

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last month, the SEC imposed a temporary rule that requires investors to borrow stock before executing a short sale in 19 major Wall Street firms such ...

Freddie Mac Chief Ignored Warnings

New York Times | Charles Duhigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The chief executive of the mortgage giant Freddie Mac rejected internal warnings that could have protected the company from some of the financial cris...

Naked Short-Selling Ban Extended Through August 12 -- But That's It

AP | RICHARD JACOBSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal regulators on Tuesday extended through mid-August a temporary order banning a certain kind of short-selling of the stocks of mortgage finance ...

Why The Merrill Thing Matters: Domino Write-Down Effect

BloggingStocks, Reuters, DealBreaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DealBreaker's Bess Levin reports that Merrill Lynch's bad news this week is contagious: Emboldened by Merrill's courting of public embarrassment, Cit...

Why Some People Hate The Housing Rescue

Dealbreaker | John Carney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over the weekend the Senate overwhelmingly passed a the mortgage bailout bill that includes a government rescue plan for mortgage finance giants Fanni...

Will Skittish Banks Slow U.S. Economy Even More?

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

"The second half of the year is shot," said Michael T. Darda, chief economist at the trading firm MKM Partners in Greenwich, Conn., who was until rece...

Short-Selling Protection Expanded Could Hurt Computerized Trading: Report

Wall Street Journal | Jenny Strasburg, Kara Scannell and Randall Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The rules appear to have had their intended effect of halting the slide in shares of financial companies such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Lehman Br...