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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...

GUILTY

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 06.13.2011 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO — Just like the whole Steroid Era: We'll never really know. Even the one charge that left Barry Bonds a convicted felon didn't sp...

Bond Market Yawned At Budget Showdown

The Washington Post | Neil Irwin | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

But the market for Treasury bonds lately has been exceedingly calm. While the money managers who invest in those bonds say they monitored last week's ...

Bonds Trial Delayed

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 06.04.2011 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO — Prosecutors in the federal case against Barry Bonds say a key witness has rediscovered the tape of a secretly recorded 15-minute...

Canseco: Bonds Trial 'Ridiculous'

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Jose Canseco has not yet paid attention to Barry Bonds' perjury trial in federal court. What he does know about the trial of his fellow Bay Area 40/4...

EU Bonds: Portugal Proving the Point & How You Can Profit

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Just what is at the root of the EU's troubles? And how do last week's events with Portugal exemplify the problem?

More Nightmares Lurk on Street of Dreams

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Taking a longer term outlook, Leibovit thinks "we're in for five or six years of hell," with the Dow tumbling to about 2,000. So where should investors put their money? Consider cash and gold.

State Pension Contribution Plan Called 'Incredibly Dangerous'

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As state and local governments face daunting pension shortfalls, some pension systems are taking controversial steps to stay solvent. As lawmakers ...

The Next Bubble Won't Be Tech Stocks Or Real Estate

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

Bubbles are serious when they are massive. What could pop the bubble would be China's failure to restrain inflation and its subsequent hard landing.

Companies Reluctant To Hire, Even As Business Booms

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the economy increasingly shows positive signs of recovery, one crucial piece lags: jobs. After companies cut payrolls to boost profits during th...

Reducing Expenses After Divorce

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

Reducing expenses after divorce is a must for most parents...