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Want More Millennials in Office? Then It's Time to Ditch the Two-Party System

10.14.2013
Yes, there are certainly some smart people who accept their party's faults and work within them to make changes... and then there are the...
Study: Small-Business Contracts Going to Giant Companies

Study: Small-Business Contracts Going to Giant Companies

Marcus Baram  02.23.2012
Some of the world's biggest companies are benefiting from a program meant to help America's small businesses, according to a new study. Lockheed...
Dodd-Frank Rule Vote Delayed Again

Dodd-Frank Rule Vote Delayed Again

Marcus Baram  02.22.2012
In what is becoming a troubling pattern, financial regulators have yet again delayed a vote on a crucial provision of the Dodd-Frank Act. The...
Despite Safety Concerns, Industry Wants Faster FDA Approval

Despite Safety Concerns, Industry Wants Faster FDA Approval

Marcus Baram  02.15.2012
Is it more important to speed up the approval of medical devices for patients in pain or to make sure that they're safe? That question...
Volcker Rule Needs To Be Tougher, Former Citi Chair John Reed Says

Volcker Rule Needs To Be Tougher, Former Citi Chair John Reed Says

Marcus Baram  02.14.2012
Amid the hue and cry on Wall Street that the Volcker rule goes too far to restrict banking activities, the former CEO of one giant bank...
Walmart Fined For 'Unacceptable' Workplace Violations

Walmart Fined For 'Unacceptable' Workplace Violations

Marcus Baram  02.10.2012
In recent years, Walmart has taken some steps to try to turn around its reputation as the company that everyone loves to hate through its...
Wall Street's All-Star Legal Team Prepares For Battle With Federal Task Force

Wall Street's All-Star Legal Team Prepares For Battle With Federal Task Force

Marcus Baram  02. 9.2012
If you work on Wall Street and you observe some illegal shenanigans, make sure you call up the right Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. Over...
Whistleblower Says GE Fired Him For Raising Concerns About Corruption

Whistleblower Says GE Fired Him For Raising Concerns About Corruption

Marcus Baram  02. 8.2012
A former Iraq-based General Electric executive claims he was fired after raising concerns that the company was violating federal anti-bribery...
Far From Wall Street, Banks Are Being Punished For Misdeeds

Far From Wall Street, Banks Are Being Punished For Misdeeds

Marcus Baram  02. 7.2012
This story has been updated A former bank president faces 15 years behind bars after being found criminally responsible for fraud that...
MF Global's Regulator Says Oversight Was 'Flawless'

MF Global's Regulator Says Oversight Was 'Flawless'

Marcus Baram  02. 3.2012
The hubris of financial industry titans truly knows no bounds. The chairman of the derivatives exchange that had oversight of bankrupt...
Industry Pressure On Dodd-Frank Slows Progress On New Rules

Industry Pressure On Dodd-Frank Slows Progress On New Rules

Marcus Baram  02. 2.2012
It's been more than a year and a half since President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act into law, promising that the new financial...
Ex-Credit Suisse Traders To Be Charged Over Subprime Fraud

Ex-Credit Suisse Traders To Be Charged Over Subprime Fraud

Marcus Baram  01.31.2012
Federal prosecutors are expected to charge four former Credit Suisse brokers with criminal fraud for misleading investors by inflating...
SEC Probes Deutsche Bank's 'Crap' CDOs

SEC Probes Deutsche Bank's 'Crap' CDOs

Marcus Baram  01.30.2012
The Securities and Exchange Commission investigates a Wall Street behemoth over claims that it assembled and sold a package of subprime...
GE's Former Subprime Unit Probed for Possible Fraud

GE's Former Subprime Unit Probed for Possible Fraud

Marcus Baram  01.20.2012
It's been three long years since the housing bubble cratered the economy and not a single top mortgage executive sits behind bars. But...