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New Fed Chair Janet Yellen Faces Global Financial Woes From Tapering

Sheldon Filger | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Even more worrisome than the wild swings on Wall Street and many other stock markets has been the impact of tapering on major emerging markets.

The Summers of Our Discontent

Jim Worth | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics
Jim Worth

Obama's expected nomination of Summers was a perfect example of that critical flaw. Repeated appointments of inadequate individuals with questionable résumés -- whether out of loyalty or cronyism -- leaves the government vulnerable to recurrent failure.

Is Wall Street Zapping America Again?

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

Rather than helping to finance the day-to-day and investment needs of American business, it takes neither competence nor vision to borrow at the Fed window and use near costless funds investing them in emerging markets.

Like Somali Pirates, Wall Street Holds U.S. to Ransom

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

All this daylight robbery and confusion takes place because policymakers -- at the US Treasury, the Federal Reserve and the British government -- do not understand what is going on.