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The Year of the Man-Child

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Catie Lazarus

What Did You Learn in 2009? Test your knowledge by answering these objectively scientific questions about the celebrities, politicians and fifteen minute famers who made headlines.

If You're A Bull, What Do You Buy?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Keeping in mind that the market has already ballooned some 50% in the past seven months -- meaning you just could be late to the party -- what do you buy?

China Buys Hummer Brand -- Further Evidence of a Shock Doctrine-Assaulted America?

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Kall

We have to wonder if the US had taken Hummer, especially with its dependence on the military version, and turned it into a government-owned operation, would the US benefit?

Of Billionaires, Bailouts and Bonuses

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

Let's weigh the pros and cons of the record bonuses going to Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley (and many others) during the worst economic crash since 1929.

Oil's Massive Price Distortion Militates the Reconvening of the 1970s Federal Oil Price Task Force

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

It is long past time that our government take seriously and study intensely how oil prices are determined in a world of OPEC, speculation, timid oversight and failing transparency.

Breaking Up the Big Banks, and Why Congress Won't Do It

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Two ideas are floating around Washington regarding how to handle 'too big to fail' banks, but only one is supported by the Treasury and the White House. Unfortunately, it's the wrong one.

Shadow-Boxing With the CEOs: Day One at the Financial Crisis Inquiry Hearings

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

The heads of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and Bank of America came to testify and said... just about nothing. Yes, they made mistakes. But gee, they had learned a great deal and they certainly didn't cause the crash.

Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Wall Street and the Tolling of the Bell For America's Meritocracy

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

American capitalism has now become rotten to the core. Gone is the American capitalist impulse's unique sense of fair play and adherence to a level playing field, accessible to all.

Morgan Stanley Pension Suit: Fund Claims Bank Sold It A $1.2B CDO In Bad Faith

Yahoo! News | Jonathan Stempel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Morgan Stanley (MS.N) has been sued by a Virgin Islands pension fund that accused the Wall Street bank of defrauding investors b...

Have We Forgotten How To March?

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

Was the president signaling that it was time for progressives to form a visible protest movement against "fat cat bankers"?

Goldman Sachs Bonuses: Columnist Says Analysts Predict $23 Billion Bonus Pool, Firm May Make Huge Donation

New York Times | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By most analyst estimates, the annual bonus pool will swell to more than $23 billion. In its second quarter, Goldman disclosed it had put aside $11.4 ...

Stop Socialism for the Rich: Nationalize Wall Street

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

We should give strong consideration to nationalizing the largest banks in order to run them like public utilities. We also should consider placing banking employees into the civil service system to end the ridiculous wage distortions.

Meaningless Fervor Over China's Exchange Rate Policy

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric C. Anderson

According to some pundits, Beijing's fixed exchange rate explains our trade imbalance with China and a end to this practice will aid the revival of manufacturing in America. Phooey.

To Create Jobs on Main Street, We Need to Kill Jobs on Wall Street

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

The Billionaire Bailout Society is not a shared society. We're not in it together. What's good for Wall Street is not good for the rest of us...they even get their swine flu shots before we do.

Galleon Paid Banks $250 Million For Trading Edge: Financial Times

ft.com | Henny Sender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Galleon hedge fund at the centre of an insider trading scandal paid hundreds of millions of dollars a year to its Wall Street banks and in return ...

Rolfe Winkler: Angelides' Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Can crisis inquiry live up to 1930s trailblazer?

Reuters | Rolfe Winkler | Posted 02.13.2017 | Business

Ferdinand Pecora turned a tame United States investigation of the 1929 Crash into an expose that spawned far-reaching banking reform. Despite flashes ...

Daniel Gross: Why Wall Street Bonuses Will Continue to Exceed Profits

Slate Magazine | Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This year, compensation will again eat up something close to a majority of Wall Street's revenues. And while Goldman and Morgan Stanley have paid back...

FCIC Set To Question Bank CEOs In Search For 'Accountablility' In Financial Crisis

NPR | John Ydstie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Top executives from four of the biggest banks that got federal bailouts are likely to face tough questions Wednesday from a commission charged by Cong...

Winning: A Talk with Carla Harris

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martha St Jean

"I knew that I would do something that was important. I always wanted to have power, in order to motivate others to reach their goals," says Harris.

Question for the Fed and G-20: Why Are Our Banks Running Commodity Casinos?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

It is sheer madness, after recent history, to permit banks to become commodity traders, especially with our money. In the old days, commodity traders put their own money on the line.

William Cohan: Bank Execs Got Rich On Bailouts With Stock Options

ft.com | William Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Few could argue with Barack Obama last week when the US president said Wall Street owed a debt of gratitude to taxpayers. Some of America's largest ba...

Michael Moore's NYC "Capitalism" Premiere: Unintentional Branding From Bailed-Out Banks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Though you'd never know from the title, the New York premiere of Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story" did have some notable brands associated wi...

Moonlighting: Broker Style

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

How did Du Jun's activity get past Morgan Stanley's compliance department? Quite easily. Not only did Morgan Stanley approve his trades, some of them were handled by the firm.

Banking's Good, Bad And Ugly

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

So far this year, 94 banks have failed and another 500 to 1,000 may go belly up in the next two to three years. Let's take a look at our nation's banks.

Don't Bank On It!

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

As far as the stock market goes: Don't fall in love with supposedly sure things because the wrong sure thing can kill you.