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New York's Sexiest Neighborhood

Greg Jacobs | Posted 08.31.2013 | New York
Greg Jacobs

Whether you're staying at The Bowery or Standard East Village, searching for your next multi-million dollar residential property, or feel like shoppin...

Friday Talking Points [141] -- Rahm's Exit Contest Winner Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I will begin today's column by drying a tear as we all wish Rahm Emanuel a fond farewell. Actually, I am lying. I am drying no tears for Rahm becaus...

Why Dodd-Frank Won't Help Investors Decipher Big Bank Results

Bloomberg | Bradley Keoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Dodd-Frank Act, designed to prevent future financial crises, does little to improve investors' ability to analyze results at the five biggest U.S....

Investors Brace For Another Ugly September

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — The economy is weakening, home sales are plunging and stocks are on a long slide. Now comes something even scarier for investors &ndas...

Wall Street's Lowest-Rated Stocks Turned Into Year's Best Performers

bloomberg.com | Lynn Thomasson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

une 21 (Bloomberg) -- Wall Street's lowest-rated stocks have turned into this year's best performers, a sign that analysts who underestimated the U.S....

'Vice Fund' Touts Recession-Proof Portfolio: 'Booze, Bets, Bombs and Butts'

AP | MARK JEWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BOSTON — So much for virtue. Sin is in. That's according to a mutual fund manager who's finding plenty of investment opportunities in companies...

U.S. Worker Productivity Surprisingly Fell In 2nd Quarter

Bloomberg | Courtney Schlisserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Productivity in the U.S. unexpectedly decreased in the second quarter after employers expanded the workweek by the most in four years even as the worl...

Spending Cutbacks By Rich Dull Recovery

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Wealthy Americans aren't spending so freely anymore. And the rest of us are feeling the squeeze. The question is whether the rich ...

Li Lu, Warren Buffett's Successor? Former Tiananmen Square Protester Could Take Over At Berkshire

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Warren Buffett is in the hunt for a successor. How do you secure yourself a spot atop his list of choices to take over as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway? M...

Without Restoring Jobs, Big Business Finds A Way To Make Money

Harold Meyerson | Harold Meyerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ain't no hiring. And ain't likely to be any for a good long time. The problem isn't merely the greatest downturn since the Great Depression. It's als...

Capitalism and the Age of Machines, 3.0

Erik Rothenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Erik Rothenberg

When time-saving machines are sophisticated enough to replicate themselves, then our economic system of scarcity and growth is due for a major upgrade -- if not a complete transformation. 2010-05-06-reprap.jpg

In Europe Crisis Credit-Rating Agency Warnings Still Carry Influence

AP | STEVENSON JACOBS and DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The downgrading of European debt is turning up the heat on the firms that issue the ratings. Some European officials are calling for...

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...

Oil and Trouble

Erik Rothenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erik Rothenberg

There is no leadership coming out of the White House on a safe and sustainable energy future, just more of the same, more artfully worded.

EU Wants New Rating Agencies To Rival US Rating Agencies

AP | AOIFE WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS — The European Union's executive on Wednesday called for European credit rating agencies to rival the three U.S.-based market leaders a...

Law and Order: AIG

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The DoJ announced last week that there would be no indictments in the collapse of AIG. Nobody's guilty? That's getting it backward. It's like Murder On the Orient Express: They all did it. But we're the only ones who are going to pay for it.

Amatuer Options Trading: 'Iron Condor' Strategy Spurs Rise

bloomberg.com | Margaret Collins and Jeff Kearns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Volume in the U.S. has tripled since 2004 to a record 3.61 billion contracts in 2009, while trading by individual investors in the same period has inc...

Our Real Health Care Goals

Erik Rothenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erik Rothenberg

Instead of looking for consensus on already politically programmed talking points, we could instead identify a high level goal that would be easy for everyone to agree upon -- "Universal Well Being for all Americans."

Andrew Cumo Investigating Whether Banks Duped Rating Agencies

AP | STEPHEN BERNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — New York's attorney general has launched an investigation into eight banks to determine whether they misled ratings agencies about mo...

Do Our Goals Match Our Values in Haiti?

Erik Rothenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erik Rothenberg

The scope and complexity of the disaster in Haiti is mind-boggling. But when faced with such severe challenges, we can either try to contain it or we can attack the heart of the problem.

Investors Cut Back On US Stocks, Seek Growth Abroad

CNBC | Jeff Cox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as the US market continues to rally, many institutional investors are trimming their US holdings and putting more money in foreign stocks--especi...

Barney Frank Vs. The Credit Raters (VIDEO)

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

After deftly dodging federal regulation for years, the nation's top credit rating companies now must get past the formidable Barney Frank. Last week,...

House Committee Votes For New Regulations For Ratings Agencies

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A House committee voted Wednesday to set new rules for investment rating agencies, which lawmakers say misled investors by giving h...

Under Attack, Credit Raters Turn to the First Amendment

HuffPost Investigative Fund | By Ben Protess and Lagan Sebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Editor's note: This is the first of three articles by the Investigative Fund on the credit rating companies. To help with the investigation, sign up ...

Credit Raters Have Avoided Reform: New York Times

nytimes.com | DAVID SEGAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

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