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The Story Behind the Least and Highest Taxed Companies

Kevin Price | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Kevin Price

Every year the media is plastered with reports about the disparity in the amounts of money companies pay in taxes. The following is a list of the highest and lowest paying businesses when it comes to total taxes on all layers of government, according to the WalletHub report.

Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush Still Favorites of Wall Street Banks

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Executives and employees of the biggest bank institutions in the country have continued to put their money behind two candidates in the...

Wal-Mart Chief Wants More Worker "Ownership"

Al Norman | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Al Norman

Better wages, better health and retirement benefits, better schedules, better training---these are what make "happier Associates." It will take more than clean floors and new name badges to increase worker "ownership." It does not appear that Wal-Mart is anywhere near ready to climb that ladder.

Sandwich Chain Jimmy John’s Plans October IPO

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business

Sandwich chain Jimmy John’s is planning to announce an initial public offering as early as next week, a source told The Huffington Post. The de...

Big Banks Call For 'Strong' Climate Deal

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Six big U.S. banks called for a "strong global climate agreement" in a statement Monday, with Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Gold...

Mega-Banking's "Lipstick Summit"

Joel Sucher | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
Joel Sucher

They were summoned and most did come, traipsing over to the 51st floor of the Bank of America Tower in lower Manhattan. Others in distant climes signed on to a secure conference line.

Can Wall Street Kill a Fiduciary Rule?

Barbara Roper | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Barbara Roper

An explosive new blog post at AdvisorHub purports to quote a high-ranking Morgan Stanley executive deriding the notion that Wall Street would ever allow a real fiduciary standard to be applied to its business. The arrogant assumption that Wall Street runs Washington and the patent disregard for investor well-being give the alleged emails a convincing ring.

'Whatever, Janet' Indeed -- Fed's Yellen Outfoxes the Bond Bullies, Finesses Rate Policy, Buoys Investors

Terry Connelly | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Terry Connelly

U.S. financial markets have been highly volatile but with little to show for investors, as opposed to traders, who make their best livings from pointless volatility, for all the swaying back and forth since the start of 2015.

Can Big Oil Keep Paying High Dividends?

James Stafford | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
James Stafford

The utter collapse in oil prices has compelled the Italian oil company Eni to slash its dividend, becoming the first major oil company to do so. With the biggest oil companies facing giant holes in their balance sheets, could Eni merely be the first among many to make such a move?

Shahien Nasiripour

Here's The Biggest Big Bank Mystery | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

Some of the biggest U.S. banks think they’d fare much better in a severe economic downturn than the Federal Reserve forecasts. Their executives and ...

Morgan Stanley To Pay $2.6 Billion To Settle Claims From Financial Crisis

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business

(Adds background) Feb 25 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley said it will pay $2.6 billion to the U.S. government to resolve potential claims ...

Retailers, Bankers and Democrats Agree

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Income inequality is killing the economy. Retailers, bankers and Democrats agree on that. Really. It's only Republicans who continue to insist that income inequality is great.

How Wall Street Still Gets Its Way in Washington, DC

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

The Boston Globe about Wall Street's secretly purchased influence in Washington, D.C. was somewhat mistitled as being about the "struggle for the Democratic Party's Soul." It's also about how Wall Street's virtually unlimited cash secretly influences the key debates as well as the policy outcomes in the nation's capital.

No Other Developed Country Creates Low-Paying Jobs Quite Like The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business

America may be exceptional in many ways, but it also tops the charts of a new, troubling ranking. The U.S. has more low-paying jobs than any other ...

Take Yourself To Work Every Day!

April Rudin | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
April Rudin

The entire notion of a "personal self" vs. a "work self" - with clear boundaries in between - is fading. There will inevitably be spillover. Research and experience have shown that when employees have opportunities to express who they really are in the workplace, everyone benefits.

Morgan Stanley CEO Doesn't Believe More Bankers Should Have Gone To Jail For Financial Crisis

Reuters | Lauren Tara LaCapra | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business

By Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK, May 6 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley Chief Executive James Gorman said on Tuesday that he does not believe more banker...

White House Urges Top Execs To Avoid Russian Economic Forum

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top executives at major United States companies are reconsidering or withdrawing their participation in a Russian international ec...

Big Bank Cracks Down On Controversial Practice

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business

By Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK, April 25 (Reuters) - Wary of brokers who make their money by "riding the calendar" of new stock and b...

Impact Investing and Global Finance: The Big Picture

Ben Thornley | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Ben Thornley

One of the interesting and important recent developments in wealth management has been the emergence of a group of clients that seek to deliver measurable positive social or environmental benefits with every dollar they put to work.

MBAs Design Sustainable Investment Funds

Jessica Pothering | Posted 06.06.2014 | Impact
Jessica Pothering

The winning team in Morgan Stanley's sustainable finance competition summoned a vision of groves of poplar trees on polluted industrial sites, deliver...

What Does 60 Minutes Have Against Public Investment in Clean Energy?

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

Is there a bias against public investment in clean energy? Just ask Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk.

Accused Insider Traders Charged In Bizarre Scheme That Involved Eating Post-Its

Reuters | Jonathan Stempel | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - A Morgan Stanley stockbroker and a clerk at a prestigious New York law firm were charged with insider trading in corporate mergers, in an ...

Money Can't Buy Votes

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Right-wing billionaires threw a hissy fit in recent weeks. The 99 percent are persecuting them, the wealthy ones whined. That whole Occupy Wall Street thing hurt their feelings, conservative 1 percenters pouted.

Shahien Nasiripour

Federal Reserve: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Is What Scares Us About Banks In Physical Commodities | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The Federal Reserve took a potential step Tuesday to limit big banks’ activities in physical commodities, publicly outlining concerns with bank inve...

Shahien Nasiripour

Wall Street May Win As Federal Reserve Prepares To Punt On Physical Commodities | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Big banks are poised to reap a significant victory in their fight to maintain lucrative businesses hoarding, selling and trading physical commodities ...