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Breaking the covenant

Nov 21, 2012
28 percent of leveraged loans are now covenant-lite. Why does that matter to you? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains.
Posted In: loans, whiteboard

Explaining the FHA with help from Uncle Charlie

Nov 20, 2012
What is the Federal Housing Administration and how does it work? Uncle Charlie and Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explain.
Posted In: Federal Housing Administration, Housing, loans, whiteboard

Shadow Banking - still dangerous

A report by the Financial Stability Board found that shadow banking has grown even larger, to a record high of $67 trillion last year. Many people have blamed shadow banking for aggravating the financial crisis. So, what's shadow banking? We've got a Whiteboard for that!
Nov 19, 2012

How to prepare for the fiscal cliff

Nov 14, 2012
Corporate CEOs, labor leaders and politicians have all weighed in on the fiscal cliff. But what will the budget and tax negotiations mean to you and your wallet?
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Taxes, Economy, whiteboard

Business digs trench ahead of fiscal cliff

Nov 12, 2012
The markets have calmed from their post-election downturn. Businesses are now shifting their attention to the fiscal cliff negotiations that will decide the fate of the U.S. economy.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, business, Economy, whiteboard

President looks for toehold on 'fiscal cliff'

Nov 9, 2012
President Obama makes his first public comments since election night, expected to size up climb up 'fiscal cliff'
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Barack Obama, whiteboard

Is running the government like running a business?

Oct 31, 2012
Running the U.S. economy is just like running a business, right? Not necessarily. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains the differences between a president and CEO.
Posted In: president, ceo, business, government, elections, whiteboard

As fiscal cliff approaches, businesses start to prepare

Oct 24, 2012
The prospect of automatic tax increases and budget cuts creates uncertainty, holding back investment and hiring. Companies also are preparing to make their case to Congress for how to avoid the fiscal cliff entirely.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, hiring, whiteboard

Explaining dividend recapitalization

Oct 23, 2012
Dividend recapitalization: private equity shenanigans or sound common sense? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains how it works.
Posted In: private equity, dividends, loans, whiteboard

Interview: Paul Volcker on why U.S. presidents still call on the former Fed chief

Oct 15, 2012
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and his biographer Bill Silber sit down for an interview on the economy, financial regulation, and why U.S. presidents still call on the former Fed chief.
Posted In: Paul Volcker, Volcker Rule, whiteboard



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Financial mysteries explained by Paddy Hirsch's Whiteboard series.