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The 'Wag the Dog' Market -- Stock Manipulation Made Easy

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Market suckers have been taken in by these speculative games for four years running; why should 2014 be any different, especially with CNBC cheering them on by not explaining what's really going on?

Markets Fearful On Bankruptcy Of Securities Firm

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

Treasury prices rose sharply Monday as worries returned to the financial markets on news of the bankruptcy of securities firm MF Global. Traders were ...

After Downgrade, Americans Must Drive Tea Party From Power

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

The world's most powerful country was brought to the edge of financial chaos by Mrs. Bachmann and her Tea Party cohorts. Americans should never forget the damage that they have caused the whole nation.

World Stocks, Crude Prices Fall After Europe Delays Greek Decision

Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

LONDON - (Dominic Lau) - World stocks, the euro and crude prices fell on Monday and bond yields in heavily indebted euro zone countries jumped aft...

Modern Monetary Theory: The Last Progressive Left Standing

Warren Mosler | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Warren Mosler

The headline progressives are in full retreat. They have found out the hard way that their bleeding heart pleadings -- 'yes, the financial markets might destroy us, but how can we cut this or that worthy cause' -- don't cut it.

U.S. Default Would Cost 640k Jobs, Kill Stocks, Report Finds

Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Andy Sullivan) - The United States could plunge back into recession if inaction in Washington forced a debt default, according to...

Fed's $600B Program Has Boosted Lending, Stocks

Bloomberg | John Detrixhe | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index has gained 13.5 percent since the Federal Reserve chairman announced on Nov. 3 the plan to buy Treasuries through its ...

Japan Cabinet Ministers Express Confidence In U.S. Debt After S&P Lowers Outlook

Reuters | Kaori Kaneko and Tetsushi Kajimoto | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

April 19, 2011 1:27:39 AM By Kaori Kaneko and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese cabinet ministers on Tuesday moved to shore up confiden...

Obama's Deficit Plan May Mark Turning Point, Moody's Official Says

Bloomberg | John Detrixhe | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

President Barack Obama's plan to cut $4 trillion in cumulative deficits within 12 years may be a "positive" for the nation's credit quality and mark a...

Ben Bernanke Defends Fed's Massive $900 Billion Program

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What will the Federal Reserve's massive $900 billion plan actually accomplish? As HuffPost's Shahien Nasiripour pointed out yesterday, the Fed's new a...

Worried About Recovery, Federal Reserve Takes Small Steps

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — As recently as two months ago, the Federal Reserve sounded optimistic about the economic recovery. Now the central bank is taking a...

The Stock Market Is Rallying -- But Nearly 2/3 Of Americans Still Fear A Double-Dip

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The economic picture this month seems to be getting less dismal than it was over the summer -- at least for investors. The S&P 500 is up almost 5 per...

How to Fight Back Against Wall Street -- Starve the Beast

Warren Mosler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Mosler

A large part of the Wall Street food supply is the U.S. pension system. Right now these are bloated whales being eaten alive by the sharks. But that can change.

Congress Must Regulate 'Fed Window' to Halt the Perverse Money Flow from the People to the Bankers

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Abrams

Banks qualifying to borrow at the "Fed Window" are receiving money at virtually zero interest rates -- and they're taking advantage of it. Money is literally going from the Fed to top banking executives' pockets.

Surprisingly, U.S. Debt Attracts Many Buyers | Andrew Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week, in three separate auctions, the U.S. Treasury offered up more government debt for sale than ever before -- $104 billion dollars worth of no...