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Michael Farr | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

No matter what anyone tells you, it stands to reason that this European crisis is significant and will be around for quite a while longer. What will markets do?

Fed Proposes Tougher New Rules For Biggest Banks

AP | PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 02.19.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — The Federal Reserve on Tuesday said the largest U.S. banks and financial companies should hold extra cash on their balance sheets to ...

The Danger Zone: Financial Stability Risks Soar

José Viñals | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business
José Viñals

Several shocks have recently buffeted the global financial system: unequivocal signs of a broader global economic slowdown; fresh market turbulence in the euro area; and the credit downgrade of the United States.

Strong Policy Action -- The Essence of Restoring Global Economic Hope

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

The global economy has entered a dangerous new phase. The recovery has weakened considerably, and downside risks have increased sharply. Strong policies are urgently needed to improve the outlook and reduce risks.

Gerry Smith

No Repeat of 2008, But U.S. Economy Still Vulnerable to Shock

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

Even as the stock market has gyrated wildly in recent days, bringing inevitable comparisons to the financial crisis of 2008, economists say a repeat o...

Small Business and Sovereign Debt

Grace Fodor | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business
Grace Fodor

When Lehman fell in 2008, we were growing our fledgling beauty business at around 400 percent year on year with all of the risks and challenges that involves.

WATCH: Why The World Austerity Is 'A Nonsense'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The term "austerity" has become a popular and concise way of describing the various methods of economic belt-tightening being employed throughout Euro...

Goldman Sachs: a Hedge Fund Managed by Traders?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

What became completely obvious for all the world to see is that Goldman Sachs is a hedge fund, and that it is only interested in clients as screens for their own proprietary trading activities.

Restricting Bank Funding for Hedge Funds: Paul Volcker Does Not Go Far Enough

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

While Alan Greenspan has been busy denying any blame or foresight into the financial crisis, Paul Volcker has been working to dissociate the speculative risks of hedge funds from banking. But "The Volcker Rule," does not go far enough.

FDIC: Why Bank Balance Sheets Have Us Flying Blind

bloomberg.com | Jonathan Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

How many other seemingly healthy multibillion-dollar community banks are out there waiting to implode? That's impossible to know, which is what's so u...

Bank of America Needs More Money: Analyst

bloomberg.com | David Mildenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

April 8 (Bloomberg) -- Bank of America Corp., the largest U.S. bank, needs to raise $36.6 billion in equity to bring capital ratios in line with its p...