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Carmen Cusack's New York: Why She Loves The City

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.16.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

A Tony nominee for the musical Bright Star, Carmen Cusack makes her solo concert debut at Feinstein's/54 Below, where she shares stories and songs that brought her to Broadway.

Saying Goodbye To My Father

Laurie Stone | Posted 04.13.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Stone

On a cloudless day in September 1983 I stood on the deck of the Queen Elizabeth 2, waving goodbye to no one in particular. I was 26 and all around people shouted farewell to loved ones on the pier below. Since this was a business trip, I assumed nobody would be there to see me off. I was wrong.

Crossing 'The Pond' to Europe? For Once, Make it Real

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

For a second, ours was a ship of intrepid travelers, of those who kept on going where they needed to go. Some made heroic thrusts of outstretched hands to stay in balance. Some held on to chairs or stools at the bar.

Success in Midlife and Afterlife: At Sea with P.D. James

Steve Leveen | Posted 02.20.2015 | Home
Steve Leveen

When I boarded the Queen Elizabeth 2 at Southampton, UK, for my first Atlantic crossing in August 2002, I felt like an impostor.

Majority Of Americans Won't Miss Fed Stimulus (Because They Don't Know What It Is)

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business

(Restores dropped word "if" in the 2nd sentence of the 23rd paragraph) By Ann Saphir SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 17 (Reuters) -...

Chance Meeting Leads To Love 25 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty

This may just be one of the most romantic stories we've ever come across. More than 25 years ago, a young man and a young woman boarded the Queen E...

Creating Another Bubble

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Right now quantitative easing is masking the true cost of the deficit, and even worse puts the Fed in the political role of making fiscal policy.

PHOTOS: The Royal Family's Favorite Hotels

Oyster | Posted 10.12.2012 | Travel

If there's one thing we've learned this summer it's that the Brits are classy. From the Diamond Jubilee to the ongoing Olympic games, it's clear that Her Royal Majesty recognizes true luxury when she sees it.

Mitt Romney: No Need For 'QE3' From The Fed

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney appeared on CNBC Friday afternoon to trumpet the need for a change in the White House, using the latest dismal jobs report as his rallying...

The Fed's Jelly Donut Policy

David Einhorn | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
David Einhorn

I believe that stocks are depressed because there is a pervasive feeling that something awful is going to happen. What is this enormous tail-risk? It's the intersection of reckless fiscal policy with overindulgent "Jelly Donut" monetary policy.

As Economy Slows, Recession Fears Grow Louder

Reuters | Leah Schnurr | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

Chances the United States will lapse into another recession rose over the past month to nearly one in three as the economy faces a number of road bloc...

Alexander Eichler

QE3 Not Guaranteed To Happen, And Not Guaranteed To Help If It Does | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.13.2011 | Business

With the economy growing at a snail's pace and the job market still disconcertingly weak, economists are wondering whether the Federal Reserve will un...

Fed Remains Noncommittal About New Stimulus, Despite Sluggish Economy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

With the debt-ceiling fight resolved, and discouraging economic reports piling up, the Federal Reserve is under close scrutiny for signs that it might...

Why QE2 Failed: The Money All Went Overseas

Ellen Brown | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

The Fed's second round of "quantitative easing" involved $600 billion for the purchase of long-term government bonds. But the government never actually got the money; it went straight into the reserve accounts of foreign banks.

JPMorgan Report: Tax Holiday Would Pack 'Bigger Punch' Than Fed Policies

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

This post has been corrected. Thomas Lee, chief equity strategist at JPMorgan, would really, really like a tax repatriation holiday. Lee release...

Two-Fifths Of Americans Believe Economy Is In 'Permanent Decline': Survey

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

As QE2 comes to an end Thursday, and experts try to predict what’s next for the U.S. economy, a new poll suggests a significant percentage of Americ...

Please, Stop Stimulating the Stock Market and Start Stimulating the Economy

Eben Esterhuizen | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business
Eben Esterhuizen

On the surface, quantitative easing sounds like a great idea. This is a flawed policy based on the misguided belief that a rising stock market will boost economic activity.

Fed Prepares For Life After Quantitative Easing

Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

NEW YORK- (Burton Frierson, Richard Leong and Chris Reese) - The flood of Federal Reserve money that has supported Wall Street and the rest of the U.S...

PIMCO CEO: U.S. Quantitative Easing 'Overinflated' Brazil, China

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

Forget the United States, maybe it should be called the Federal Reserve of the world economy. El-Erian, CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO, the largest bond ...

El-Erian: Why The Fed Won't Have A Third Round Of Easing

CNBC | Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

Today's data releases confirm that the US economy has undoubtedly hit another soft patch. It is not the only one....

U.S. Should Raise Interest Rates, OECD Says

Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa) - The Federal Reserve should begin to hike interest rates in coming months, the Organization for Economic Coop...

Shahien Nasiripour

Federal Reserve's Actions May Increase Unemployment | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.28.2011 | Business

The Federal Reserve's purchases of more than $2 trillion in mortgage and U.S. government debt may cause an upswing in unemployment, a top regional Fed...

William Alden

When Fed's Stimulus Ends, What Next? | William Alden | Posted 06.26.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- When Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke holds his first-ever press conference on Wednesday, he will have some explaining to do. Two mon...

Economists: Fed's Stimulus Has Been A Disappointment | BINYAMIN APPELBAUM | Posted 06.24.2011 | Business

But most Americans are not feeling the difference, in part because those benefits have been surprisingly small. The latest estimates from economists, ...

Black Swans, QE2 and the Market

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business
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Jerry Jasinowski

In short, the extremely easy monetary policy from the Fed is encouraging excessive speculation in a broad range of commodities, encouraging a rise in inflationary expectations and setting the market up for a correction when the easy money disappears.