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A Manifesto For Better Banking

Carne Ross | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business
Carne Ross

The banking system is both a cause and an intrinsic part of our current economic and political crisis. Here are some suggestions for a manifesto for the Occupy Wall Street protests currently taking place.

10 Companies With The Best Customer Experience

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

Some companies are just better at making sure customers feel good. And there is a whole industry based around maximizing customer experience at "a...

Capital One Merger Presents Federal Reserve With 'Too Big To Fail' Test

Posted 11.18.2011 | Business

(ALEXANDRA ALPER, Reuters) - Consumer groups will try to convince the Federal Reserve this week that rubber stamping the Capital One Financial Cor...

Real Financial Reform

Harry L. Langer | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business
Harry L. Langer

Although they perform certain beneficial financial and capital market and merger services, Wall Street houses, financial institutions, and hedge and equity funds must be regulated in the public interest.

Roosevelt Explains It All to You, and to Obama

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock


Who Is The Best Person To Run Bank Of America?

Charles Gasparino | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business
Charles Gasparino

If the saga of Bank of America, the country's largest and most troubled bank, were to be made into a movie, its title would have to be "The Dumbest Men in the Room," starring its half-witted chief executive officer and board of directors.

How Steve Jobs Changed Banking Forever...

Brett King | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business
Brett King

As the news of Steve Jobs' resignation rocks the world, it's almost like we're reading his obituary rather than the news that a Fortune 50 CEO has moved on.

What Comes After Television, Bookstores and Banks?

Brett King | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business
Brett King

There's been a great deal of discussion lately about the impact of technology on traditional businesses such as bookstores, media, TV, newspapers and ...

Citigroup Suffers Another Massive Data Breach

The Japan Times | Posted 10.08.2011 | Technology

Citi Cards Japan Inc. says personal information about some 92,400 customers, including names, addresses and credit card numbers, may have been leaked,...

Fixing the Economic Mess: It's Time to Stop Crowding Out Main Street

Dennis Santiago | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Dennis Santiago

It's not like the United States doesn't have wealth. It's what we've done with all this money that's gotten us to the edge of a zombie apocalypse.

The Case for Moving Your Money

Don McNay | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I want to send Wall Street a wake-up call, as they don't seem to be getting it. The best way is with my dollars. My resources don't add up to what a chairman of a Wall Street bank gets in an annual bonus, but keeping those dollars away is a start.

10 Things That Are Getting Cheaper

TIME | Brad Tuttle | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business

We live in a time when the costs of things like gas and gold have soared, just as a laundry list of everyday expenses such as coffee, rent, health car...

Albany Considering Handing Check Cashers Blank Check for Predatory Lending

Jonathan B. Mintz | Posted 09.17.2011 | New York
Jonathan B. Mintz

A very dangerous bill has made alarming progress in Albany the last few legislative sessions and I fear more of the same in the next session.

World's Governments Need To Do More To Regulate Banks, Says Committee

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

Global banking reform isn’t coming fast enough for the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. On Wednesday, the Basel Committee, a Swiss-based o...

GreenChoice Bank - Great Alternative to Megabanks

Joan Brunwasser | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green
Joan Brunwasser

There's been a lot of greenwashing lately - businesses making money by jumping on the green bandwagon. But that doesn't seem to be the case with GreenChoice Bank.

Goldman Sachs Plans To Hire 1,000 In Singapore While Cutting U.S. Jobs

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs, the country's fifth-largest bank by assets, plans to hire 1,000 people in Singapore while laying off a significant number of workers at...

Debt for Dummies: Who We Really Owe the Money to

Mark Olmsted | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

So this is how things are: People work. They get paid. They put their money in banks. These are called deposits. Other people manage the money of th...

WATCH: Bankers Taped To Lamp Poles In Stunt

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

An Australian bank's fees are so low that competitors have duct-taped some of its employees to lamps hovering yards above ground. Or so those respo...

An Open Letter to JPMorgan Chase Board of Directors

Anat Admati | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business
Anat Admati

The overriding policy objective in the United States must be a stable and healthy financial system that supports the American economy without imposing unnecessary risks and costs on its citizens.

HSBC Considers Running Down Its Credit Card Business

Posted 08.13.2011 | Business

JAKARTA - HSBC Holdings will run down its $33 billion U.S. credit card business if it cannot find a buyer, the bank's chief executive said on Mond...

Eunuch Sought for IMF Presidency

Peter G. Miller | Posted 07.19.2011 | Comedy
Peter G. Miller

"We're looking for someone with the swagger of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the tact of Mel Gibson, the honesty of a Wall Street banker and the compassion for the poor you would expect from any Republican presidential candidate before the Iowa primary."

Beware the Students Who Want to Be Bankers Now

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 07.19.2011 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

According to the Guardian, UK students are now queuing up for the privilege of becoming bankers. A shortage of jobs, together with historic levels of ...

A Rothschild Puppet Master: Exploited Statistics, Technology and Elite Connections to Influence the Media and Markets in the 19th Century

Iris Mack | Posted 07.13.2011 | Media
Iris Mack

It's funny how you think you know someone, and then you are pleasantly surprised to learn that there is more to this person than meets the eye. I am referring to a friend of mine - Dr. Guenther Dobrauz.

The Curse of the Innovator

Brett King | Posted 06.14.2011 | Technology
Brett King

Companies need innovators to survive, but they need to be powerful enough in the org chart that they're empowered to steer a new course.

Wisdom From a Wealth Wizard

Don McNay | Posted 06.09.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I've spent nearly 30 years around the financial business. I've known a lot of "paper gurus" who can talk a decent game but really don't practice what they preach.