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Elizabeth Warren: An Honest and Courageous Woman in a Cowardly and Centrist Democratic Party

H. A. Goodman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Wall Street may have won today, and will probably win again tomorrow, but at least we all have Elizabeth Warren to defend the people of this country from those who'd bet the farm and get the farm back when they inevitably lose the bet.

Could This Be the Year Recovery Finally Comes to Main Street?

Mary Buffett | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

We may be at a place where the Great Recession can move from the forefront and into our rearview mirrors. It could be the year when Santa adds something extra to the bottom line of retailers everywhere. We shall see. Don't forget, today is Giving Tuesday.

WATCH: We Live In A 168-Square-Foot Home

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Despite America's tendency to pride itself on McMansions, many families are making it work--and work well--in just a few hundred square feet. Hari and...

Sheila Bair Zings Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

The Huffington Post | Adriana Usero | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair on Wednesday defended ex-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's move to the private equity firm Warburg Pin...

Bernanke's Colorful Metaphor For The Financial Crisis Is Spot-On

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final public appearance as chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke took a moment to reflect on the 2008 financial cri...

The Scorsese Principle of Deliberative Democracy

Zach Hindin | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Zach Hindin

The trouble is that last week, my own calculus of rational self-interest took me out to the movies, not to Zuccotti Park. I was aroused, but for all the wrong reasons.

Why We Need a New Macroeconomics

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

Many progressives will no doubt say that I'm being unfair to the Keynesians, and that they too would favor an investment strategy if the Republicans didn't block them. I hope that's true. Yet Keynesian stimulus repeatedly takes our eyes off the long term.

The Key Lesson From The Crash Of 1929 That Still Rings True Today

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business

Tuesday marks the 84th anniversary of the stock market crash of 1929, also known as Black Tuesday. Despite the many decades that have passed, one ...

Life After Crisis Isn't So Bad For This Guy

Center for Public Integrity | Lauren Kyger, Alison Fitzgerald and John Dunbar | Posted 09.12.2013 | Business

On March 11, 2008 Christopher Cox, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, said he was comfortable with the amount of capital that ...

Execs Responsible For Mortgage Crisis Are Back In Business

Center for Public Integrity | Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business

Andy Pollock rode the last subprime mortgage wave to the top then got out as the industry collapsed and took the U.S. economy with it. Today, he’s b...

Five Years After Crash, States Still Picking Up Pieces

Stateline | Pamela M. Prah | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Viking Virtues = Viking Capital

Darryl Woodard | Posted 08.22.2013 | Business
Darryl Woodard

In 2008, as the United States suffered the worst recession since the Great Depression, the effects of the economic downturn were felt worldwide. There...

How Ratings Agencies Helped Trigger The Financial Crisis

Rolling Stone | Posted 06.23.2013 | Business

It's long been suspected that ratings agencies like Moody's and Standard & Poor's helped trigger the meltdown. A new trove of embarrassing documents s...

Study: Third Of Financial Advisers May Have Had PTSD After Crisis

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business

The entire country suffered greatly during the most recent financial crisis, but a recent study reveals that financial professionals were affected in ...

Why Hank Greenberg Owes the American Taxpayer Money

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

I don't care if Greenberg wants to sue God. It is a free country and he can do what he wants. But I do care when someone tries to reverse the consequences of their own bad decisions by using up the resources of my government.

AIG's former CEO, Hank Greenberg: "The Government Exceeded Its Authority"

92nd Street Y | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
92nd Street Y

On March 19, Hank Greenberg, AIG's former CEO of 40 years and now head of Starr Companies, sat down with Bloomberg Television anchor Betty Liu at 92Y ...

FBI Should Investigate Bankers, Not Protesters

Carl Gibson | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Carl Gibson

It's offensive that it is now considered criminal activity to peacefully protest economic inequality. But it's disgusting that our government is letting real terrorists and criminals get away while going after the very people trying to make things right.

Mark Gongloff

Risky Business Pays Off For Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.06.2012 | Business

To listen to bankers tell it, President Barack Obama has been their worst nightmare. But considering how easy banks have actually had it since the fin...

Are We Better Off Today Than We Were Four Years Ago? Part 1

Mark Cuban | Posted 11.05.2012 | Small Business
Mark Cuban

I only wish that candidates were held to the same standards of fact that CEO's of public companies are. If CEOs were as vague, fast and loose with the facts as our candidates are, they would be in big trouble.

Goldman Execs Win Dismissal Of TARP, Mortgage Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business

Aug 14 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc officials won the dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit accusing them of breaching their fiduciary duties by...

Wells Fargo Rids Itself Of Charges Of Duping Non-Profits

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business

* SEC says Wells Fargo sold products tied to risky mortgage securities * Former Wells Fargo vice president also settles SEC charges ...

Ex-Bailout Watchdog: U.S. 'Pretty F*cked'

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business

Neil Barofsky, the former Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Fund, can sum up the state of the nation in two words: "Pretty fucked." Th...

Emails Give Glimpse Into Deals That Helped Fueled Financial Meltdown

ProPublica | Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

As ProPublica has been detailing for two years, Wall Street banks and the hedge fund Magnetar worked together to build mortgage-backed deals that the ...

Whoever Wins This Baby Better Be Ready For Economic Trouble

Project Syndicate | Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

NEWPORT BEACH – The conventional wisdom about the November presidential election in the United States is only partly correct. Yes, economic issues w...

Fear the Other Guy, but Do Not Hope

Annabel Park | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Annabel Park

We must emerge as a voting bloc: the feared and coveted swing voters. We are fed up with both parties and outraged that Main St has been allowed to fail and our future held hostage to politics.