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Sketchy Wall St. Practice Under Scrutiny

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

March 18 (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating whether U.S. stock exchanges and alternative tradi...

How Banks Got In On The Content Business -- And Why It's Working

Posted 10.16.2013 | Business

By Joe Lazauskas, Contently Original content is not the first thing most of us think of when it comes to financial services. But as content bec...

Activists Confront Financial Titans Larry Fink and William Gross

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Two activists who have been on the front lines of the battle against Wall Street's predatory practices confronted two of the world's wealthiest and most powerful financial titans.

An $80 Million Chunk Of Twitter Was Just Bought

Reuters | Gerry Shih | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - BlackRock, the world's largest asset management company, has taken an $80 million stake in Twit...

Juma Ventures Is Powered by Pro Bono

Aaron Hurst | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Juma Ventures is an innovative youth development program that helps under-resourced youth achieve their dreams of a college education through a mixture of youth employment, financial asset building, and educational support services.

5 Tips for Small Business From Hedge Fund and Private Equity Magnates

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 10.01.2012 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

Advice from hedge fund and private equity managers can resonate with all market players, whether investors, institutions, large or mid-size companies and small business. Here are five tips that can be applied to small business

Major Wall Street CEO On JPMorgan Loss: 'Not A Big Thing'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.07.2012 | Business

Jamie Dimon apparently isn't as slick as we all thought. Dimon, JPMorgan Chase's CEO, "inflamed" the public's reaction to his bank's $2 billion tr...

CEO Pay Rising Less Quickly Due To Shareholder Discontent: Study

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

* CEO pay rose 14 pct in 2011 vs 23 pct in 2010 * AFL-CIO presidents says Citigroup pay vote "a bell-ringer" * Mutual fu...

Wall Street Cries: Shut Up, Bulls, You're Jinxing The Market

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

You can't swing a dead cat these days without hitting somebody or something touting how the stock market is going to the moon. That makes Wall Street ...

BofA May Get To Move Its $8.5 Billion Settlement Back To State Court

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

(JONATHAN STEMPEL, Reuters) - An appeals court on Tuesday granted an appeal of a controversial ruling that moved consideration of Bank of America ...

Bank Of America Hit With New Countrywide Lawsuit

AP | Posted 09.29.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Bank of America Corp. is facing a new lawsuit filed by a group of shareholders of mortgage giant Countrywide Financial Corp., which the ba...

BofA's Huge Mortgage Settlement Challenged By Bondholders

Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Jonathan Stempel) - A group of bondholders plans to challenge Bank of America Corp's $8.5 billion settlement with holders in soured mort...

Too Big To Fail, Or Too Trifling For Oversight?

New York Times | Posted 08.12.2011 | Business

It is not very often that business people head to Washington to explain how unimportant they are. But over the last several months, executives from...

Treasury's Toxic Asset Funds Show Big Gain

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Treasury's toxic asset funds have gained 27 percent since they were created to help revive the mortgage-backed securities mark...

The 10 Biggest Hedge Funds In The U.S.

businessinsider.com | Courtney Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The quant hedge fund D.E. Shaw is the most glaring absence from AR Magazine's latest list (subscription required) of the biggest hedge funds in the US...

Investors Want Bank Of America To Buy Back Bad Mortgages

bloomberg.com | Jody Shenn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Pacific Investment Management Co., BlackRock Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York are seeking to force Bank of America...

William Alden

Bank Of America CEO: Our Growth Will Come From Abroad

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Speaking at at an industry conference today, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said his bank, the country's largest by assets, will continue selling ...

Manufacturing a Phony Job Crisis

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

After the narrow loss on health care, corporate America and the GOP are setting the stage for a November showdown with President Obama and Democrats by manufacturing a crisis they can "solve."

Obama's Public-Private Investment Program Earns HUGE Profits

nytimes.com | Eric Dash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

American taxpayers are already poised to make unexpected billions from rescuing the nation's banks. Now, they could reap another sizable profit from a...

Yielding To Wall Street, Credit Raters 'Drink The Kool-Aid'

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the lead up to the financial meltdown, Wall Street firms routinely exerted influence on the nation’s largest credit rating companies— which jud...

Dimon Said His Bear Stearns Sticky Bombs Are Worse Than Geithner's

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Taxpayer subsidized cheap funding and looser accounting standards have allowed our largest banks to keep their Dorian Gray financial pictures behind a curtain and out of public sight.

Biggest Paychecks In Finance 2009: SEE Who Was Paid The Most (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Who got the biggest pay package in finance this year? Chances are you've never heard of many of the top earners. In a year marked by high unemplo...

Wall Street Bonuses: This Year, The Biggest Bonuses Go to Not-So-Big Names

nytimes.com | ERIC DASH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It turns out that some of the highest-paid financial executives in America work far from the canyons of Lower Manhattan, at companies that have largel...

Shadow Elite: Why Sarah Palin's Really Selling Big Government

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

If Sarah Palin were truly to "go rogue," to defy establishment "wisdom" of both parties, she'd take on big bad (shadow) government and stop parroting the mantra of "small government."

Revolving Door Spins Faster: Ex-Treasury, Goldman Official Takes Job At BlackRock

bloomberg.com | Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam and James Sterngold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- BlackRock Inc., the world's biggest money manager, hired former Treasury official and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker Kendrick ...