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January's jobs: Where did they come from?

Feb 7, 2012
The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its update on American employment. It showed new jobs are being created. But where?
Posted In: Jobs
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The Job Boom...for Baby Boomers

Feb 3, 2012
The jobs market is showing signs of life - but these positive prospects are being enjoyed by maybe the last group you would expect: baby boomers.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, baby boomers
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Facebook: An IPO Explainer

Feb 1, 2012
Facebook's going public. What does that even mean?
Posted In: Facebook, IPOs
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Christmas wish: Financial words that need to disappear

Dec 21, 2011
What we don't want to hear more of in 2012.
Posted In: kicking the can down the road, Rebecca Patterson
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Wall Street Fodder: The Self-Immolation of the 1%

Dec 20, 2011
Things we're reading about the vanities and victories of Wall Street.
Posted In: Fodder, Jefferies, Dexia, ugly sweaters, holiday parties, $100 bills as cigars
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Do Banks Deserve All of These Downgrades?

Dec 16, 2011
U.S. banks are getting a harsh reception from ratings firms, regulators and even investors. Do they deserve the abuse?
Posted In: Banks, downgrades, insults and injuries
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Credit Suisse makes life a little harder for aspiring rogue traders

Dec 15, 2011
Take an extra week off and disconnect from your computers and BlackBerry, the bank tells employees as it steps up efforts to thwart nefarious trading within its ranks
Posted In: rogue traders, mandatory block leave, Jerome Kerviel, Credit Suisse, Kweku Adoboli
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A brief, ignoble history of the BlackBerry on Wall Street

Dec 13, 2011
The addictive little device has connected the financial industry, but also plagued it with high costs and compulsive behavior.
Posted In: Blackberry, misadventures in finance, impulsiveness, traders, cold turkey
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Carole Geithner Publishes First

Dec 13, 2011
Carole Geithner, wife of Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner, adds "author" to her resume with her new book, "If Only."
Posted In: Timothy Geithner, Carole Geithner

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From American Public Media's Marketplace, a blog devoted to listeners and readers who want to understand and talk about Wall Street. This blog supplements our stream of Wall Street coverage with a Marketplace perspective by New York bureau chief Heidi N. Moore.

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