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DOW PLUNGES

Reuters | Sinead Carew | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business

Another plunge in the price of oil is driving stocks sharply lower in afternoon trading.

Dow Tops 18,000 For First Time In History

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business

Consumer sentiment hit its highest level in nearly eight years.

Gulf-Bound Tar Sands for Export? Probably. Follow the Oiltanking.

Steve Horn | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Bill sponsor U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and supporter U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) both stood on the Senate floor and said Keystone XL is not an export pipeline in the minutes leading up to the bill's failure.

Beware of 'Alarmist' Journalism During Times of National Crisis

Laura Wellington | Posted 12.28.2014 | Media
Laura Wellington

The fact is -- given a bit of clear thinking unencumbered by all of the noise -- none of the issues perpetuating our current national crisis are going to be solved by the screaming children in the room so why join them as it will only serve to hamper much needed solution.

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.

New Jersey's Credit Rating Has Been Cut 8 Times Since Chris Christie Took Office

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Standard & Poor's became the latest agency to downgrade New Jersey's credit rating on Wednesday, the state's eighth such downgrade since Gov. Chris Ch...

Uncertainty Reigns

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2014 | Business

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Mortgage Payouts Will Still Plague Banks

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business

Nov 26 (Reuters) - The largest U.S. banks may need to pay out up to an additional $105 billion to settle legacy mortgage-related issues, but have a ...

Rating Agencies Accused Of Fraud

Reuters | Karen Freifeld | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The liquidators of two Bear Stearns hedge funds filed a lawsuit on Monday against the three major U.S. rating agencies, accusing ...

Republicans Shoot America in the Foot

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans can pummel their own party if they want to, but what's amazing is that 18 of them in the Senate and 144 in the House voted against restoring government services and paying America's debts.

S&P Hits Record High

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 index hit a record high on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would continue buying bonds at an $85...

Well That Wasn't Pretty

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell in a thinly traded session on Friday, with the S&P 500 index recording its steepest monthly drop since May 2012 ...

Mark Gongloff

Another Pre-Crisis Wall Street Practice Returns

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business

If you somehow missed out on all the fun of the last financial crisis, don't worry: We're apparently slowly building up to another one. The latest ...

Unequal Pay - 50 Years and Getting Worse

Martha Burk | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

Let's raise a glass to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Equal Pay Act, but not too high. If things don't change, we're on the road to a permanent (mostly female) underclass. We still have a lot of work to do.

RECORD HIGHS

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business

* S&P 500 closes above 1,600, Dow briefly tops 15,000 * Payrolls report shows more jobs added in April than expected * ...

U.S. Smacks Down S&P Request

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice opposed Standard & Poor's efforts to move a spate of lawsuits charging the ratings a...

Eleazar David Melendez

"This is going to end badly": S&P Analysts Saw Ratings Blowup Coming, Lawsuit Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business

In March 2007, as the subprime mortgage market was collapsing, an analyst at the bond rating agency Standard and Poor’s decided to lighten the mood ...

Ben Hallman

Wall Street Ratings Agencies Hold Weak Defense Against Financial Crisis Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business

For nearly four years, credit rating agencies like Standard & Poor's have tried to use the First Amendment as a shield against angry investors who hav...

Feds, States To Charge S&P

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business

Feb 4 (Reuters) - Federal and state prosecutors intend to bring civil charges against Standard & Poor's for wrongdoing in its rating of mortgage bonds...

S&P Hits New 5-Year High

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business

* Jobless claims fall, housing starts accelerate * EBay gains after results beat expectations * Bank of America, Citigro...

A Comprehensive Street Art Guide To Basel

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts
Read More: Wynwood Walls, NYC | Pastel, Jose Mertz, Fabien Castanier Gallery, South Africa, c215, NYC | EnMasse, Miami 2012, Stae2, New Jersey, Argentina, Trek Matthews, Cory Helford Gallery, Buff Monster, Atlanta | Trek Matthews, Ca, Molly Rose Freeman, Dal East, Kenton Parker, Australia | LNY, Tennessee, Urban Pop Up Gallery, La, Italy | Sam Parker, Nyc, Toronto, Claw Money, Jaz, Joe Iurato, Oakland CA | Joe Iurato, Atlanta | Jaz, Ever, Miami Project 2012, Ces, Augustine Kofie, Speedy Graphito, Pastel, Pulse Miami 2012, Stephen Espo Powers, How & Nosm, LA | Nobody, Sam Parker, 131, Argentina | Hec One Love, Klughaus Gallery, Daleast, Dustin Spagnola, faith47, Oakland Ca, Maya Hayuk, Myla (of Dabs & Myla), Elian, Logan Hicks, Anthony Spinello, Herakut, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Invader, Italy | Never 2501, Adjust Gallery, Atlanta, IRAK), Mixed Media Collective, China, Argentina | Dal East, Steven P. Harrington, Lebo, Hec One Love, Santiago Rubino, Nj, Niels Shoe Meulman, Fountain Art Fair, Primary Projects, Blade, North Carolina, Miami, Brooklyn Street Art, Atlanta | GILF!, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, LeBasse Projects, Jaime Rojo, POSE and Kenny Scharf. the Outdoor Walls Will Be Complemented With and Indoor Exhibition Featuring New Works on Canvas By: AIKO, Daze, Canada | Lauren Napolitano, Snyder, Scope Art Fair, Anne Preece, The Factory, Lauren Napolitano, White Walls Gallery, Canada, Tennessee | Dustin Spagnola, San Fransico, Faith 47, South Africa | Molly Rose Freeman, D*Face, Art Basel 2012, North Carolina | Pixel Pancho, Cooper Cole Gallery, Jesse Geller (Nemel, Joshua Liner Gallery, NJ | Anne Preece, Sp, Argentina | Elian, Argentina | Ever, Juxtapoz, Italy, Gilf!, Alex Yanes, Momo, New Jersey | PLF, Toofly, Context Art Fair Miami 2012, Culver City, Galerie Swanström, Os Gemeos, China | Faith 47, Nobody, Never 2501, Pixel Pancho, La Pandilla, Tatiana Suarez, Dceve, Rime, Gorey, Toper, Oblvn, Enmasse, Abstrkt, Typoe, Evoca1, Rero, Plf, Cosbe, Rone, Wane, Arts News
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Art Basel is set to whip Miami into a sea-foamy art-star laden froth these next few days, but art on the street is the unofficial engine that will be ...

Zach Carter

Fiscal Cliff Primer: Can America Default On Its Debt?

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

No.* *We explain in the video above....

S&P: 'Decisive Action' Necessary To Fix Europe

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

(Adds detail, quotes) NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) - European leaders can still contain the region's debt crisis and protect weaker econ...

Both Sides Now: Spitzer-Matalin on Chase Chastened & Bain Targeted

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgEliot & Mary debate how a bad bet in London -- shades of AIG! -- produced "told you sos" from those wanting a strong Volcker Rule. Is Regulation still evil? Then: the two debate opening partisan attacks on Bain and Debt.

Some Good News For Greece

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

ATHENS, May 2 (Reuters) - Standard & Poor's raised Greece's credit rating to low-speculative grade on Wednesday, lifting it out of default territory...