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Mark Gongloff

Private Equity Firms Are Back To Their Pre-Crisis Shenanigans

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business

It has been almost five long years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and you know what that means: It's about time we had ourselves another finan...

Mark Gongloff

Credit Bubble Comeback: Fed Warns Of Growing Danger In Risky Loans

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.22.2013 | Business

Ben Bernanke recently said the Fed is on the lookout for trouble in credit markets. It didn't have to look very long. The Federal Reserve and other...

Why Romney the Closer Is a Consumer Nightmare

Adam Levin | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
Adam Levin

Mitt Romney is the poster child of big business expediency, where truth is less important than closing the deal. And if he gets elected we'll see a reprise of the Wild West days that ended in the 2008 crisis.

Incriminating Emails Reveal Incredibly Dumb Banker Behavior

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

When will bankers learn to stop sending each other dumb emails? The Barclays settlement on Wednesday of accusations it manipulated a key interest...

Credit Unions Just Got a Little More Transparent

Dennis Santiago | Posted 08.01.2012 | Money
Dennis Santiago

In December 2009, my friend Arianna Huffington called with this idea to educate "ordinary" people about the financial system. We called that project "Move Your Money" and the tool has been running ever since.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Crunch Time: Bank Downgrade, Credit Squeeze Signal Possible Return To 2008

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

The situation in Europe is hitting global credit markets, making it harder for companies and banks to secure loans. Investors are buying fewer corpora...

How To Prevent Economic Crises

Bloomberg | Sylvia Nasar | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

Unlike the movies, life rarely permits second takes. But the Second World War gave John Maynard Keynes, the patron saint of government activism, and F...

How Small Business Could Squelch Recovery

TIME.com | Roya Wolverson | Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

Forget gold futures. For many economists, small business lending is the safest gauge of the economic recovery's strength. Too bad it's headed in the w...

'The Destruction of Economic Facts'

BusinessWeek | Hernando De Soto | Posted 06.30.2011 | Business

he results are hardly surprising. In the U.S., trust has broken down between banks and subprime mortgage holders; between foreclosing agents and court...

Citi Ordered To Pay Back Investors For Bad Muni Securities

Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

NEW YORK, April 12 (Joseph A. Giannone) - An arbitration panel ordered Citigroup Inc (C.N) to pay a group of investors $54.1 million for losses from...

Small Businesses, Banks May Not Want Any Part Of Obama Aid Plan

AP | PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama's $30 billion small community business lending program faces one big challenge: many of the community banks an...

Moody's: Banks Have Written Down 2/3 Of Bad Loans

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Moody's Investors Service said Wednesday it appears U.S. banks have written off about two-thirds of the bad loans they're likely to face ...

Bad Credit? For Corporate Borrowers, It's Not A Problem

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — With rising fears of a prolonged recession and stomach-churning moves in the stock market, corporate bond markets have performed so well ...

Credit Still Tightening, Fed Governor Elizabeth Duke Says

nytimes.com | SEWELL CHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The level of outstanding credit in the American economy continues to fall as strong and weak banks alike pull back on lending, worsening...

FDIC Chief Sheila Bair: Big Banks Still Aren't Lending Enough

AP | STEVENSON JACOBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Tuesday she's "very worried" that the nation's biggest banks aren't lending enou...

After TARP Exits, Obama Searching For New Ways To Boost Credit

BusinessWeek | Bradley Keoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It will take more than a guilt trip to boost credit. With Citigroup (C) and Wells Fargo (WFC) joining JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Bank of America (BAC) i...

Summers: Banks Are "Unintended Beneficiaries" Of The Bailout

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For Lawrence Summers, the president's economic adviser, the financial crisis is kind of like a military battle. Buried in this Wall Street Journal abo...

Treasury Rethinks TARP: Strong Banks, Weak Credit

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Big banks are roaring back. At crisis' edge last year, they are repaying billions of dollars dumped into their vaults to rescue th...

Meredith Whitney: Small Business Left Out In The Cold In Bailout

wsj.com | MEREDITH WHITNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Since the onset of the credit crisis over two years ago, available credit to small businesses and consumers has contracted by trillions of dollars, an...

CIT Was A 'Wake-Up Call' For Small Companies

wsj.com | VICTORIA E. KNIGHT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

he troubles at CIT Group Inc., a key lender to small businesses, underscore the importance of developing back-up plans for borrowing. CIT's financi...

Elizabeth Warren: 3 Myths About The Consumer Financial Product Agency

baselinescenario.com | Elizabeth Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Elizabeth Warren, the chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel and a professor at Harvard, has been on a mini-media blitz of late. Yesterday, she re...

Are Credit Markets Back to Normal?

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Credit markets may not be completely healed, but they are in much better shape than they were three months ago.

Junk-Bond Rally Premature as Record Defaults Loom, Analysts Say

bloomberg.com | Shannon D. Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

May 7 (Bloomberg) -- Junk-bond investors who have spurred the biggest rally on record are getting ahead of the recovery as the rate of company failure...

My Late Night Visits from the Ghosts of Financial Outrages Past, Present, and Future

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

With my younger daughter away, I was looking forward to a quiet night in, curled up in bed with a few dozen pieces on the financial crisis I'd cut out from newspapers and magazines. But instead of reading a few and nodding off, I ended up staying up most of the night, getting more and more outraged with each article I read. These days, the business section is not for the faint of heart. READ MORE The Torture Moment The way we respond to the revelations about the Bush administration's use of torture will define the kind of country we are. It is a test of our courage and our convictions. So far, the media are not getting high marks. They can't seem to shake their addiction to looking at every issue through the archaic prism of right vs. left. READ MORE

Credit Markets Tighter Despite Citigroup Rescue

AP | CARLO PIOVANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — Dollar lending rates between banks rose Monday despite the announcement of a U.S. plan to rescue troubled lender Citigroup Inc. The ra...