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A Five Point Approach to Fix Social Security: What Everyone Needs to Know

Dominik Knoll | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Dominik Knoll

It's no secret that Congress has not been solving many problems lately - and its popularity reflects this. Some of the issues the country faces are co...

Libor Justice Painfully, Predictably Slow

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.20.2012 | Business

Thing One: Prosecutin' Is Hard: Willie Sutton apocryphally said that he robbed banks because that's where the money was. But if you really want to cri...

Turning Markets Over To The Robots

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.19.2012 | Business

Thing One: Give The Robots What They Want: See, this is why nobody trusts the stock market any more. The Securities and Exchange Commission is inve...

Romney's Bad Math

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business

Thing One: Romney Relaunch Explodes Over Sea Of Japan: Whoever was in charge of Mitt Romney's campaign relaunch might have a future with the North Kor...

Corporations (Finally) Feel Your Pain

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

Thing One: Companies Feel Your Pain: Are corporations not people, too, my friend? If you prick them, do they not bleed money? The answer to the fir...

Fed Turns On Money Pump, Drops Mic, Walks Away

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.14.2012 | Business

Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning, so today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. Thing One: Fed's Announcement Is A BF...

Ben Bernanke May Throw Money Out A Window

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.13.2012 | Business

Thing One: The Money Train's A-Comin: Yesterday bank robbers fleeing through Los Angeles threw wads of money out of the windows of their getaway car, ...

Germany Rescues World

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business

Thing One: Germany Saves World: And what happened, then? Well, in Europe they say that Germany's small heart grew three sizes that day. Germany, af...

School's Out

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

Thing One: No More Teacher's Dirty Looks: Everybody in America hates unions and teachers all of the time, and even more so today, thanks to Chicago. ...

Mitt Romney's Magical Tax Plan

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business

Thing One: Magical Thinking: Join us now, won't you, for a journey through the wonderful world of magic and illusion, with your host, The Amazing Romn...

Obama's Speech Reminds Us That Living In America Is Hard

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.07.2012 | Business

Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning, so today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. Thing One: Obummer: Obama accepted th...

Europe Once Again Needs Rescue

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.06.2012 | Business

Thing One: Draghi's Big Day: Most of the time, watching Europe try to deal with its endless debt crisis feels like nothing more than a kinda-sad, kind...

Government Is Not A Four-Letter Word

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business

Thing One: We're From The Government: All last week, Republicans painted Democrats as the party of Big Government. Last night, the Dems opened their c...

Obama Has Some Splaining To Do

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business

At least 834 exoplanets have been discovered so far, but there are only seven and a half business-type things you need to know each day. Here they are...

All Eyes On Jackson Hole

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.31.2012 | Business

Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning, so today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. Thing One: All Eyes On Jackson Hole: ...

Paul Ryan Tells Hard (To Find) Truths

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.30.2012 | Business

Thing One: Truth-Telling: A night after Chris Christie promised America that his party would tell hard truths about the economy, his party's vice-pres...

Chris Christie To Economy: Drop Dead

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

Programming Note: This is the last newsletter produced with the assistance of Khadeeja Safdar, who for some reason has decided to further her educatio...

Which Mitt Romney Would Run Our Economy?

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

Thing One: Meet The Real Mitt: Hello, America, are you super-excited about the chance this week to meet the "real" Mitt Romney, in Florida? Well, stra...

Angry Nature Demands Payment

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business

Thing One: Nature Versus Us: Somebody must have given Mother Nature some Chiffon margarine, because She is pissed. Tropical Storm Isaac is churning...

Regulators Scramble To Find New Way To Rein In Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.24.2012 | Business

Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning. So today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. Thing One: Regulators Scrambling Fo...

Fed Giving Some Serious Thought To Action This Time

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.23.2012 | Business

Thing One: The Fed's A Big Tease: Stripping: It seems everyone is doing it these days. Matthew McConaughey. The Octomom. Journalists, God forbid. But ...

BREAKING: Private Equity Perhaps Not Entirely Evil

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

Thing One: The Many Faces Of Private Equity: Private equity is apparently a far more complicated subject than we had been led to believe. For example,...

Citi CEO: We're Just The Right Height

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business

Thing One: Citigroup Is Juuuust Right: Like Billy Joel, Vikram Pandit loves Citigroup just the way it is. The Citi CEO told the Financial Times tha...

Lamest. Bubble. Ever. Deflates

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.20.2012 | Business

Programming Note: Thanks very much to the incomparable Jillian Berman for handling the newsletter last week. Come to think of it, she wrote better and...

Let's Settle This Little Bank Mess Discreetly, Please

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.10.2012 | Business

Thing One: Let's Settle This In Private: British officials are hoping they can convince Washington regulators to settle this whole U.K.-bank-launderin...