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Why Gen Y Still Invests In Stocks

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 12.30.2011 | Business

People born in the 1980s are more into the stock market than one might think, according to one new study. While analysts have worried that the volatil...

Federal Reserve Continues To Push Toward More Transparency

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve under Ben Bernanke has gone further than ever to explain its policies to the public. It's ready to go further s...

Ask the Readers: Staying Motivated to Save?

J.D. Roth | Posted 02.06.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

Sometimes you do everything right -- you work hard, you cut back on spending, you invest for retirement -- but all of your effort seems for naught. What happens when doing all the right things doesn't work?

SEC Targets Marlins' Shady Business

Posted 02.02.2012 | Miami

For two decades now, Major League Baseball has funded its rise from corporate slacker to gilded cash cow on the backs of taxpayers bullied into buildi...

U.S. Treasuries No Sanctuary From Europe's Debt Problems

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Record low interest rates and record high debt levels are a marriage that history tells us won't last long.

Paying More in Fees Can Get You Less in Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

I recently reviewed the portfolio of a young man who had inherited almost $1 million. He thought his portfolio was "well diversified" because almost all of it was invested in an S&P 500 Index Fund. Several issues were apparent, which you might be able to relate to your investments.

How Did European Banks Trap Themselves in a Replay of the 2007 Crisis?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

At a conference in New York at the end of 2008, Obama's economic advisor, Larry Summers made a prophetic remark at an event organized by the Economist.

Feds Drop Remaining Charges Against Barry Bonds

AP | By PAUL ELIAS | Posted 10.31.2011 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal prosecutors dropped all the remaining charges against Barry Bonds on Wednesday, days after a judge upheld the slugger's convi...

Why Wall Street Transactions Should Be Taxed

New York Times | NANCY FOLBRE | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

Most of us pay state and local sales taxes on most things we buy, and most casino gambling is subject to state taxes ranging from up to 6.75 percent i...

European Central Bank Spends Billions On Government Bonds

AP | DAVID McHUGH | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business

FRANKFURT, Germany — The European Central Bank spent euro14.3 billion ($20.6 billion) last week buying government bonds to protect large economi...

After Downgrade, Americans Must Drive Tea Party From Power

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

The world's most powerful country was brought to the edge of financial chaos by Mrs. Bachmann and her Tea Party cohorts. Americans should never forget the damage that they have caused the whole nation.

What to Do With the U.S. Treasury Bonds Now?

Irene Aldridge | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Irene Aldridge

With the now-lower rating on the U.S. government debt assigned by the major rating agency, the Standard & Poors, the bonds and bills investors find themselves questioning as to what to do with their investments: how to find riskless replacements for the now-risky U.S. bonds?

FAQs on the Standard & Poor's Downgrade of the U.S. Credit Rating

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business
Natalie Pace

If Congress gets smart, goes back into negotiations immediately and comes up with a credible plan to implement budget savings of more than $4 trillion over the next 10 years, the world will have renewed faith in the its largest economy.

Treasury Department To Soon Announce Debt Ceiling Backup Plans

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business

With less than a week until the August 2 deadline to raise the debt ceiling, the Treasury Department is said to be weighing its choices about whom it ...

The U.S. Debt Ceiling: The How, Why and What Could Happen?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 09.26.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Mirroring issues in the EU, a problem of debt cannot be solved by yet more debt. With the threat of a downgrade looming, any rise in interest rates could make the situation worse, hitting the tax payer and U.S. exporters.

Why Wall Street Seems Unfazed By Default Threats

AP | By BERNARD CONDON and MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The CEO of a big bank says a U.S. default could be catastrophic for the economy. The head of the Federal Reserve warns of chaos. And a cre...

Europe Will Support Banks That Cannot Quickly Raise Enough Capital

Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS (John O'Donnell) - European countries will support banks that fail stress tests if those lenders cannot raise capital from investors with...

U.S. Banks Finally Increasing Lending In Good Sign For Investors

Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

Major U.S. banks appear to be finally opening the lending spigot. Second-quarter earnings reports due this month are likely to reveal a slight ...

Municipal Bonds Market Shows Signs Of Healing

Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

CHICAGO (Karen Pierog) - The U.S. municipal bond market had its best quarterly performance in two years in the second quarter of 2011, besting bot...

How to Handle Hedge Fund Investing

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

How can you, as an investor, handle hedge fund investing? Be strategic, be sensible and speak up.

The Clash -- 30 Years Since Bond's on Broadway

Salvatore Bono | Posted 08.20.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Between May 28 and June 13, 1981, The Clash, in their only American appearance that year invaded New York City and changed the way concerts were sold ...

Bonnie Kavoussi

As Greek Default Becomes Increasingly Likely, Investors Flee to Safer Investments

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business

Stock prices around the world have fallen sharply in response to the growing likelihood that the Greek government could default on its debt and plunge...

Stocks Suffer Six Weeks Of Losses

Posted 08.11.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 closed out their sixth week of losses on Friday as further signs of a global economic slowdown set the stage for m...

Moody's: Small But Rising Risk Of Short-Lived U.S. Default

Posted 08.02.2011 | Business

Moody's Investors Service said on Thursday there is a very small but rising risk of a short-lived default by the United States if there is no incr...

U.S. Default Would Cost 640k Jobs, Kill Stocks, Report Finds

Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Andy Sullivan) - The United States could plunge back into recession if inaction in Washington forced a debt default, according to...