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2009: The Year Wall Street Bounced Back and Main Street Got Shafted

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

If 2009 has proved anything, it's that the bailout of Wall Street didn't trickle down to Main Street. Mortgage delinquencies continue to rise. And people everywhere, it seems, are worried about losing their jobs.

Has Obama Sold Out?

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

2009's biggest story was not the economy, health care, or the escalation of the war in Afghanistan, but rather the resurrection of America's largest b...

Washington: Totally Disconnected From Main Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Operating a business on Main Street is a lot different than lecturing at the Harvard Economic Club. The team Obama surrounded himself with has spent way more time in a faculty lounge than in the corner barber shop.

President Obama's Entrepreneurial Mindset

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I have not seen much evidence of Obama being in touch with small-town Kentucky, but after reading David Plouffe's new book, The Audacity to Win, I have become convinced that he knows what it takes to run a business.

2010: The Year Main Street Sticks It to Wall Street and Washington

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

If anyone has ever dreamed of being an office holder, 2010 is the year to do it. There are going to be several situations where voters elect a complete unknown, just to express their anger about the incumbent.

ABC News Profiles Move Your Money (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

On Friday, ABC's World News Tonight reported on Move Your Money. Describing the project as a grassroots movement with growing momentum, the report exp...

In The Public Interest: It's Time for Main Street to Score a Win - Will Congress Do the Right Thing?

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ed Mierzwinski

In 2010, will the Senate be able to reject the self-serving demands of the bank lobby and protect Main Street?

Small Town Values in a Big Time Lawyer

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Don McNay

It could be that President Obama is a small town guy after all. His early adulthood on the south side of Chicago is where he found a "small town" environment that embraced him.

Move Your Money: A New Year's Resolution

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Check out this powerful video and see why you should make it your New Year's resolution to move your money out of a "too big to fail bank" and into a community bank.

After TARP Exits, Obama Searching For New Ways To Boost Credit

BusinessWeek | Bradley Keoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It will take more than a guilt trip to boost credit. With Citigroup (C) and Wells Fargo (WFC) joining JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Bank of America (BAC) i...

Shahien Nasiripour

No Easy Jumpstart To Get Small Business Hiring Again | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As 130 business, labor and thought leaders converge on the White House today to discuss ways to create more jobs, the nation's main engine for job cre...

Dems Want Unspent TARP Funds For Main Street Bailout

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in Congress want to use unspent TARP funds to support homeowners and struggling workers, according to The Hill. More than half of the Democ...

A Year Later -- My Clarion Call to America Left Unanswered

Lynn Tilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lynn Tilton

We are living in interesting times and the road to resurgence will be long and fraught with obstacles. The path to economic recovery begins with truth.

Arianna Explains Move Your Money On Marketplace Money (AUDIO)

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
HuffPost Radio

Arianna made the case for Move Your Money on the radio show Marketplace Money on Friday. Move Your Money is a project that encourages account holde...

Do Companies Care About Ordinary People?

Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross

How could there be any doubt that the CEO's company, or any responsible company for that matter, cares deeply about public sentiment and what is now commonly referred to as "Main Street?"

Divergence, of Course

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Despite the excitement over the stock markets, credit markets remain ground zero. They are where defaults destroy fortunes but they are also crucial to US industrial growth.

Following Palin in Hong Kong

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cameron Sinclair

I found myself in an odd situation of keynoting the same event as Sarah Palin in Hong Kong. I ended up tweeting the talk, and other than her comment on the Fed, I think it's somewhat accurate.

Tone Deaf? The White House and Unemployment

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If unemployment figures are really "unacceptable," why is Larry Summers accepting the forecast -- and repeating it -- instead of telling us how the White House plans to change it?

Credit Card Delinquencies Up, Worst Yet To Come

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite optimistic pronouncements from the nation's financial stewards, a recovery is not in the cards. At least not anytime soon, judging by the late...

Why Obama Won't Be Able to Reform Wall Street

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Obama won't be able to change the course our financial system is on unless he takes on the bankers and their hordes of lobbyists who continue to dictate policy in DC.

The Lottery Question

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Everyone has dreams and desires but usually keep them hidden, back in the recesses of their minds. The lottery question gets those dreams and desires out in the open, on the front burner.

Shahien Nasiripour

Bank Numbers Reveal Troubling Trend On Main Street | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More than one in four U.S. banks are unprofitable, a number fueled by rising numbers of bad loans, the FDIC announced Thursday. The percent of banks ...

The Bonuses and the Damage They Do

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

This is a story we know too well: Wall Street vs. Main Street. Irresponsible behavior leads to bonuses for the former while working hard and playing by the rules leads to unemployment and foreclosure for the latter.

Why the Senate Should Confirm Bernanke But Make the Fed More Accountable, Too

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

If you'd have asked me three months ago whether Bernanke would be confirmed, I'd have said no. Congress (and much of the public) is still furious about the bank bailouts, as well they should be.

Today Is the Day to Cut Up Your Credit Cards

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

When three people who know about money go to the extreme of not owning any credit cards, others might want to take note.