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Hedge Funds Want Puerto Rico To Fire Teachers To Pay Them Back

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 07.29.2015 | Latino Voices

As Puerto Rico teeters on the edge of default, a new report commissioned by a group of hedge funds insists the U.S. territory can avoid bankruptc...

Adriana Usero

Puerto Rico's Dance With Default Embraces A Fickle Partner: Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Adriana Usero | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Puerto Rico may stave off default by making a last-minute payment to creditors on July 1, but the island’s economic future rests on th...

Laura Barron-Lopez

The Curious Case of Puerto Rico, And Why Default Poses A Risk To The U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers have no firm plan to help more than 3 million American citizens living 1,000 miles off the coast of Florida under a gover...

When $4.6 Billion Just Isn't Enough

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Sadly, the good work that his foundation does is eviscerated by what he does on a much larger scale in New York state politics, national politics, and throughout the world in order to continue to line his coffers.

Bonanza for the Super Rich: The Fund Managers' Tax Break

Dean Baker | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

The reason most of us have seen little gain from economic growth over the last three decades is that the rich have rigged the rules to ensure that money flows upward. Through their control of trade policy, Federal Reserve Board policy, and other key levers of government, they have structured the market to weaken the bargaining power of ordinary workers and benefit the CEOs and Wall Street crew. As a result, the typical worker has seen almost none of the gains from economic growth over the last four decades. Most of this rigging comes in before-tax income.

Hedge-Fund Billionaires Seek Reform Without Research

Eric Cooper | Posted 05.30.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Some research suggests that charter schools perform no better than existing public schools. And even if we wanted to, it would be nearly impossible to take the charter movement to scale. So why are the billionaire "disruptors" of the hedge-fund world so hell-bent on establishing charter schools? Money and influence may help to explain it.

Hedge Fund Win-Win Fee Model -- Innovative and Fair in Many Respects

Spiros Margaris | Posted 05.06.2015 | Money
Spiros Margaris

Most hedge funds charge management fees of 1-2 percent of assets under management and, in addition, performance fees of 20 percent.

3 Benefits of Alternative Investments

Sang Lee | Posted 05.04.2015 | Money
Sang Lee

Alternative investments often require a certain level of patience as many of these assets lack the liquidity inherent in the public markets. However, there are several benefits associated with taking a long-term approach by investing in illiquid alternatives.

Foreclosures and Short Sales: The Best Deals for Real Estate

Natalie Pace | Posted 04.05.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

There are still a million foreclosures and bank-owned properties, with 8.1 million people who are currently underwater on their homes.

This Guy Just Made $1 Billion Betting On Oil Prices

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business

You know what's cool? An oil-price collapse that saves you a few dollars when you fill up the Escalade. You know what's cooler? An oil-price collapse ...

Kim Bhasin

Ousted American Apparel CEO Dov Charney Is Reportedly Down To His Last $100,000

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business

He's living in NYC on a friend's couch.

Paul Blumenthal

Hedge Fund Execs Spent Big In New York Elections, Now Likely To Reap Their Reward

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A handful of hedge fund executives aiming to direct more taxpayer money to charter schools pooled their own vast resources to help elect...

Singularly Bad Idea: Wall Street Taking Over Public Education

Mike Lux | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

Will we have charter school-backed securities that these hedge funds can speculate in and manipulate the price of? Charter school bubbles that will blow up in our faces? If charter schools don't make quite as much money as the hedge funds think they will, will there be a massive disinvestment in schools?

The Driving Force Behind Runaway Inequality

Les Leopold | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Les Leopold

Runaway inequality is destroying the American Dream. Is it too late to save it? That depends on what is really driving inequality. In the 1960s the gap between CEOs and the average worker was 20 to 1. By 2012 it was 354 to 1. What happened?

Ben Walsh

Solving The Tech Worker 'Shortage' Is Easy: Just Pay Them More

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business

Tech CEOs love to complain about a lack of skilled workers, and want the US to change its immigration policies for high-skilled workers to fix the problem. It turns out, this is a problem that doesn’t exist.

Want To Make A Difference? Don't Be A Hedge Fund Manager

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business

Long before the 2008 financial collapse, the American economic landscape had shifted, plunging the country into something of an identity crisis. Manuf...

These 5 FinTech Companies Are Changing the Way We Invest

Kevin Yu | Posted 12.29.2014 | Money
Kevin Yu

These five companies are positioned to really change the way consumers think about investing. By empowering individuals to have easy and affordable access, it simplifies the complex world of investing.

No Slam Dunk for Billionaires

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

Using public funds to build professional sports facilities is an ineffective, inefficient strategy for promoting economic development -- and, one might infer, an especially unseemly use of scare resources in a city like Milwaukee where 29 percent of its nearly 600,000 residents live in poverty. But in our new Gilded Age, big money has no shame.

San Francisco Move Could Present A Big Conflict Of Interest

International Business Times | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business

This week, officials in San Francisco may vote on a proposal that could shift billions of dollars of the city's pension portfolio from plain vanilla i...

In "Politics Before People," Andrew Cuomo "Exceeds Proficiency Standard"

Alan Singer | Posted 12.03.2014 | New York
Alan Singer

In his approach to education, Andrew Cuomo shows that he is a political machine who continually puts politics before principles and people.

Hedge Funds Are Richer Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business

Things are looking pretty good for the superrich. The largest Americas-based hedge funds are controlling more money than ever before, according to ...

Market Manipulators Are Back in Season for the Fed "Septaper" Sequel: "Septighten"

Terry Connelly | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

The summer is coming to an end without much success at the movie box office, but one "sequel" has emerged a winner this week although its ultimate fate awaits further developments.

The Federal Reserve Board --The Adults in the Room

Terry Connelly | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

If you asked the average person how they feel about the Federal Reserve's latest economic projection that trimmed its estimate of 2014 U.S. GDP growth to a range of 2.1-2.3 percent, they would probably say that's not so hot -- not a recession, but quite depressing nonetheless.

The Sohn Investment Conference: Head, Heart, and Hedge Funds

April Rudin | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
April Rudin

"Follow your passion" has become something of a cliché in the self-help sections of America's bookstores and in the kinds of advice columns and blogs...

The Fleecing of Investors Continues

Dan Solin | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

It's not as though you have to be a rocket scientist to invest intelligently and responsibly.