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The Bailouts

Today's Bank Bailout Risk: Why Didn't We Stop This?

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

The U.S. did not enforce existing securities laws, so no one should have confidence that new Dodd-Frank rules will have any meaningful impact. The U.S. banking system seems to have captured its regulators, Congress and the Treasury.

Why Obama Is Exactly What America Needs

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

When it comes to President Obama, Americans have only two states of being: on or off. He is either the outsider who can bring about real change or he is a Washington insider just like the rest. The reality is that he is both, and most people find it hard to grapple with that paradox.

Citigroup Continues Its Dance With Reverse Splits: The Question Is Why?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Russnow

Citigroup just sent me its annual statement and ballot to vote on suggestions from its Board of Directors, which, among other things, extends its flirtation with a reverse split that began two years ago.

What's an Underemployed Gal to Do? Run For Office.

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Tucker

The experience of running convinced me that women have a tremendous natural ability for politics. We just have to get over our fear of it and go for the brass ring.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

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Lead SEC-Goldman Counsel Richard Simpson Is 'Relentless'

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Tucker

"Richard Simpson is a relentless litigator who brought the Antar clan to its knees," Sam E. Antar told me on the phone today. Sam is the cousin of Cr...

Wall Street Journal Taking Moral Low Ground on SEC vs. Goldman

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

The WSJ's editors, hellbent on proving they are visiting from Alpha Centauri, defend the actions of Goldman as "more a case of hindsight bias than financial villainy."

The Eleventh Hour: Don't Let Auto Dealers and Wall Street Steal Our Victory in the Night

Janis Bowdler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janis Bowdler

The congressional debate on financial reform turned a corner when Senator Reid (D-NV) filed for cloture Monday night. There are senators, however, working hard to unravel the gains included in the bill.

The House Oversight Committee Sets Its Focus Where The Senate Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Feared to Tread

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

During the Senate hearings many questions were asked, but not the question that would have been most revealing: Did Paulson and Blankfein discuss the viability of AIG?

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.

Is There a Change In the Weather at Goldman Sachs?

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

A news item appeared this week that at least seems to offer reasonable hope that Goldman is beginning to use its good fortune to help remedy the foundering fortunes of Main Street America.

Alert The TV News Media: Obamanomics Isn't Working

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

Ronald Reagan governed over high unemployment numbers, and he was covered by a hyper-critical media. Yet today, most TV news outlets are giving President Obama a free pass on equally bleak statistics.

Lasting Homeowner Help? Try (Financial) Fishing Lessons

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

As a nation, we have lost our financial way. Founded in the principles of thrift, frugality, and hard work, our beloved country has morphed into a giant financial couch potato.

Frank Rich: C.E.O. Guillotine Won't Do Any Good

The New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EVEN among pitchfork-bearing populists, there was scant satisfaction when the White House sent the C.E.O. of General Motors to the guillotine. Sure, ...