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What Does WikiLeaks have on Bank of America?

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mary Bottari

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is promising to unleash a cache of secret documents from the hard drive of a U.S. megabank executive. In 2009, he told Computer World that the bank was Bank of America (BofA).

Letting the Banking Rats Out of the Bag

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

Why has it been left to one stellar judge to sound the alarm on Bank of America and Merrill Lynch, and why is Congress and the Obama administration looking the other way?

Jason Linkins

Rick Santelli To Fellow CNBC Host: "Don't Open Your Mouth And Say Dumb Things" (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The blogosphere is all abuzz with Rick Santelli again. Seems he got into one of those trademarked shouting matches on CNBC -- your source for tradema...

Bank of America Does Due Diligence

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Christopher Brauchli

Bank of America's Kenneth D. Lewis may read this column, but it is not applicable, since the Present Financial Crisis demonstrates that due diligence has no place in BOA's dealings.

The Government Stood Firm... Was It The Right Call?

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The decision not to risk taxpayer funds to save Lehman Brothers this weekend came just as the political appetite for bailouts had reached its limits i...

A Terrible Day for the Economy, But a Great Day to Note the Social Security Noncrisis

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harold Pollack

Whatever you may hear, the system is in remarkably good shape these days, even as everything else seems headed to hell in a hand basket. Today is a great day to remember how terrific Social Security really is.

Wall Street Crisis Hits Chicago

Crain's Chicago Business | Steven R. Strahler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The bankruptcy filing of Lehman Bros. Inc. and the pending sale of Merrill Lynch & Co. to Bank of America Corp. threaten to hit Chicago's battered fin...

From One Disaster To Another

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The problem is everybody is writing down debt and these writedowns are what is leading to events like the Lehman collapse. There is no reason to think we are anywhere near done with these problems.

Is John McCain Living in a Parallel Universe?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joanne Bamberger

Lots of pundits are attributing our economic problems to the sub-prime mortgage crisis. But I say it's more than that.