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The Sohn Investment Conference: Head, Heart, and Hedge Funds

April Rudin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
April Rudin

"Follow your passion" has become something of a cliché in the self-help sections of America's bookstores and in the kinds of advice columns and blogs...

Hedge Funds Care? Disrupt Your Conventional Thinking

April Rudin | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
April Rudin

I continue to wonder what it will take to overcome some of the misguided perceptions that the public has about hedge funds. But getting the word out about their philanthropic generosity through events like these seems a very good place to start.

After Costing Americans Billions, Federal Reserve Reexamines Banks' Commodity Speculation

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

It is one of the grossest miscarriages of Wall Street power and government obeisance resulting in billions of consumer dollars going into the pockets of banks, hedge funds and traders producing and adding nothing to the economic wellbeing of the nation, other than lining their own pockets.

Using Investing Acumen to Put Dollars Into Impact

Rachael Chong | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Bill Ackman, one of Wall Street's most influential hedge fund managers is pioneering a relatively young investment movement that mixes business strategy with philanthropy, yielding massive impact in the world.

Liberals To Obama: Take The Fight To Wall Street

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Message from liberals to President Barack Obama: Your economic message is muddled, go after Wall Street harder. With the November ...

Progressives Do NOT Hate Wealth -- a #PPSA

Sally Kohn | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Sally Kohn

In the first in a series of POLITICAL Public Service Announcements (#PPSA), I take on the conservative myth that liberals hate wealth and success. Not...

I Went To Occupy Wall Street: This Is What I Saw

Joe Peacock | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York
Joe Peacock

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What Occupy Wall Street Wants

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

It's not enough to study Occupy Wall St. as an American anomaly with a surprising lack of cohesion and a fascinating list of diverse demands. It can't be splintered off or explained away. This is the next phase of a global push for real democracy.

The Wishful Thinking Department Of the U.S.A.

Robert Lenzner | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

There is a powerful lot of wishful thinking going on about the American economy these days, starting at the very top.

Naked Performance Art On Wall St. Ends In Arrests

AP | KAREN ZRAICK | Posted 10.02.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Some artists got naked on Wall Street during a performance art piece – and then they got arrested. The two men and a woman wer...

NYSE Staying New York, Despite German Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

FRANKFURT/NEW YORK (By Harro ten Wolde and Jonathan Spicer) - Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext announced the creation of the world's largest exchang...

My 2010 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My apologies to anyone tuning in who was expecting to see the 150th "Friday Talking Points" column, since it will be pre-empted for two weeks here. B...

Banning Big Wall Street Bonus Favored By 70 Percent of Americans In National Poll

Bloomberg | Catherine Dodge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More than 70 percent of Americans say big bonuses should be banned this year at Wall Street firms that took taxpayer bailouts, a Bloomberg National Po...

The Hedge Fund Legend Who Got His Start Counting Cards In Vegas

NPR | Jacob Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over at the Big Picture, Barry Ritholtz interviews Scott Patterson, the author of The Quants, a book on the math-driven traders who took over Wall Str...

Credit Default Swap Market Tanks As Wall Street Eyes New Regulations

Bloomberg | Shannon Harrington and Christine Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Trading in credit-default swaps, Wall Street's fastest-growing business before the credit crisis, has tumbled 40 to 60 percent from three years ago as...

Just Say: "Wall Street Reform"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If necessary, Democratic officeholders and candidates should practice in front of a mirror. Say "Wall Street reform" one hundred times, and when you're speaking in public, it'll leap to your lips.

The Moon's Feud With NASA

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
R. B. Stuart

NASA came forward today, not to discuss their erroneous decision to lob a Centaur rocket at the moon on October 9, 2009---but to share their probe ...

My City Is Being Invaded by Banksters

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matthew Filipowicz

In mere days, my city, Chicago will be overrun by the worst of the worst. The lowest of the low. Criminals who have affected more lives than any mug...

Ride the Populist Wave: Restore Glass-Steagall!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Populism is not so much a political stance (as "conservatism" is, for instance) as it is a political tactic. Meaning it can be used equally well by either side of our current American political divide.

My 2009 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome once again to our year-end wrap-up and awards ceremony. Honesty dictates that I immediately genuflect to The McLaughlin Group, from whom I have stolen all these award categories.

Obama Wall St. Speech: Touts Changes On Lehman Anniversary

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(AP) NEW YORK — Lecturing Wall Street on its own turf, President Barack Obama warned financial leaders not to use the recovering economy to race...

Why Wall Street Reforms Have Stalled

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One year ago next week, Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, Merrill Lynch was sold and A.I.G. was rescued by a huge federal bailout. In the wake of the glo...

Little Change On Wall St. A Year After Lehman Collapse

New York Times | Alex Berenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the surprise is not how much has changed in the financial industry, but how little....

Bailed-Out Banks Making Profits -- For Taxpayers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Money wasn't just "given" to Wall Street firms. It bought something of value. And now that the firms (and the market in general) are recovering, they're starting to pay it back. With interest.

The Shadow Banking Pyramid

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

America's debts are bigger than the GDP of the world, so unless the world decides to gift America 100% of its profits for a year or more the U.S. can forget about digging its way out of the debt tomb.