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Books for Our Times: This Town by Mark Leibovich

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Carla Seaquist

Sadly, the book confirms our worst suspicions of how our nation's capital works -- or rather, doesn't. It also reflects a news media failing in its watchdog function. Still, there is hope beyond the book's negative portrait, about which, more later.

Five Years After the Financial Crisis: A View From Main Street

B. Dan Berger | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
B. Dan Berger

This is just another example of the banks putting their self-interest ahead of consumers and our nation. If the credit union tax exemption were to be eliminated, the repercussions on our economy and consumers would be catastrophic.

Obama and Holder's "Too Big to Jail" sticks it to Main Street

Don McNay | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Don McNay

I've been a fierce critic of Wall Street and especially the Wall Street bailouts. If you study my writing over the years, there is one bank that get...

Hispanic Heritage Month: 10 Ways to Connect Main Street and Hispanic Communities

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 11.24.2013 | Latino Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Throughout National Hispanic Heritage Month this year (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), communities across the country are honoring the many contributions Hispanic and Latino Americans have made both to our nation and to their own cities and towns.

Books for Our Times: Capital by John Lanchester (a Novel)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Carla Seaquist

To understand the motivation of the financial types who brought down the economy in 2008, where better to go than the novel? Nonfiction gives us facts and their fallout, but novels (and plays) probe motivation.

As Americans Struggle to Climb Economic Ladder, Corker-Warner GSE Reform Effort Falls Badly Short

John Taylor | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
John Taylor

This is a perilous time for opportunity in America. The housing crisis, which stemmed from a terrible confluence of malfeasant lending, Wall Street ma...

Quantitative Easing: An Addiction That Makes Cold Turkey Inevitable, but Timing Will Be Key

Michael Kay | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Michael Kay

Commentary and debates from some of the most talented brains in economics reveal a myriad of differing opinions surrounding orthodox and unorthodox monetary policy, but one fact we can be certain about -- QE cannot last forever.

Will Main Street ever trust Washington again?

Don McNay | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Don McNay

"You know you cannot trust them They know they can't trust you." -Steve Goodman (Jimmy Buffett) "Now Watergate does not bother me Does your conscien...

Not Becoming an Oldies Act

Don McNay | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Don McNay

It's more than not being afraid. It's the confidence to follow your gut instincts and vision, no matter what is the prevailing or conventional wisdom.

RNC PR BS

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican Party is at a crossroads. It could modernize some of its positions and attitudes, in a bid to stay relevant to national politics in 21st century America. Or it could shrink to becoming a party of the South, the Plains, and a dwindling portion of the Mountain West.

Our Next Secretary of the Treasury: A Woman or Jamie Dimon

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Selecting Jamie Dimon would be a gift to the powerful investment bank constituency plying their trade already in the all too comfortable niche of 'too big to fail.'

The Tragedy of Mitt Romney

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Oh, what might have been..... Consider what Mitt Romney might have been---as candidate, as president..... While I am very pleased Barack Obama was ...

Paul Ryan: Nobody Works Harder Than These People

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.03.2012 | Small Business

Nobody in America works harder than business owners, according to remarks Tuesday by Mitt Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan. “And when he [Presi...

This Dead Octopus Would Make A Better Investment Adviser Than Our Living Finance Reporter

Ben Hallman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Money
Ben Hallman

I cover housing and finance for The Huffington Post. Yet on Nov. 21, 2007, I bought into the company identified more than any other with the subprime bubble and subsequent crash. I bought a $1,037 chunk of Countrywide Financial.

Key to Success: Embrace Being Different

Don McNay | Posted 11.02.2012 | Business
Don McNay

It's an interesting American paradox. People with my personality start big companies. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are examples. Once the big companies get started, they never hire that same type of rebellious personality to work there. The few times I tried conforming, I failed miserably.

LOOK: Rare Color Photos Of Main Street From The 1940s

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.31.2012 | Small Business

After recovering from the crises of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, the spirit of human ingenuity and American entrepreneurship found a way to...

Everybody Is Having A Tough Time Hiring

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

WOODWARD, Okla. -- The local prison is so short on guards that inmates can sometimes just walk away. A gas station barely has enough cashiers to keep ...

Outlook On Main Street Dims

AP | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Small business owners' optimism sank again in July as they expected sales to weaken in the coming months, according to a survey released T...

The Key To Middle-Class Welfare

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Small Business

In case you had any doubts -- given the countless speeches in which U.S. politicians tout their commitment to Main Street, or the vicious battle betwe...

Fear the Other Guy, but Do Not Hope

Annabel Park | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Annabel Park

We must emerge as a voting bloc: the feared and coveted swing voters. We are fed up with both parties and outraged that Main St has been allowed to fail and our future held hostage to politics.

Mega-Bank's Fed Financed Back Door Evasion of Prop Trading Restrictions

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The Fed must desist in funding the trading operations of Mega-Bank Holding companies so that they can no longer use the Fed window to play casino with commodities that are basic to our economic well-being.

Is it Time to Forgive Wall Street?

Monika Mitchell | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business
Monika Mitchell

"To err is human; to forgive, divine," goes the saying. That sums up the four-year conflict and conundrum between Wall Street and Main Street. We can't forget and we don't want to forgive.

On Main Street, Resilience

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.06.2012 | Small Business

Four out of 10 small-business owners are reporting positive business conditions, nearly doubling since 2010, according to a new survey by Citibank. ...

Who Represents Small Business Matters

J. Kelly Conklin | Posted 07.30.2012 | Small Business
J. Kelly Conklin

While we may not all share the same political ideology, we all do have one thing in common: every day we get up, leave home and head to our respective enterprises. That is how we survive and hopefully prosper.

Romney Economics: Cheat Main Street

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Bain's handling of Ampad illustrates how the rich extract money from these deals and leave behind wounded workers and Main Street shops.