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Banking 2012: Maneuvering to Survive the Desert Landscape of Zero Interest Rates

Dennis Santiago | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business
Dennis Santiago

Simply put, with zero interest rates pushing operating margins down to nothing, the only thing starving bankers have left to do to survive the drought is cannibalize the industry.

Investors Biggest Worry: The End Of Fed's Cheap Money Era

Posted 06.08.2011 | Business

CHICAGO (By Doris Frankel) - The end of super-cheap money from the Federal Reserve is trumping corporate earnings results as a key risk to hedge f...

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...

Low Interest Rates Are The Latest Sign Of A Stalled Recovery

nytimes.com | FLOYD NORRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As 2010 began, there was nearly unanimous agreement in financial circles on at least one thing: Interest rates were sure to rise during the year. ...

How The Fed's Low Interest Rate Policy Is Hurting Savers, Retirees

The Huffington Post | Willam Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With the Fed's key interest rate approaching zero, there's rarely been a better time to borrow. It happens to be a particularly bad time to save, howe...

Shahien Nasiripour

Bank Profits Soar, Lending Falls As Banks Pay Next To Nothing For Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bank profits jumped 21 percent last quarter to nearly $22 billion, the highest level in three years, as banks put away less money to cover future loss...