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Reporter's Notebook: Wall Street's Lost Moral Center

Mar 6, 2012
John G. Taft, the CEO of RBC Wealth Management in the U.S., has a new book out with a message for Wall Street: Hey. It's not all about you, okay?

So What if Greece's Bailout Doesn't Work? An Apocalyptic Primer.

Mar 5, 2012
A group of financial institutions provided a breakdown of what would happen if Greece's bailout fails.
Posted In: Greece

Wall Streeter enraged at $300 cab fare, forgets how Wall Street works

Mar 2, 2012
A high-level Morgan Stanley investment banker was charged with a hate crime in Connecticut after a dispute over a $300 cab fare.
Posted In: taxi, New York City, Morgan Stanley, Wall Street

The Ben Bernanke Congressional Variety Hour

Mar 1, 2012
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been testifying in front of Congress this week - and he's been asked about everything but the economy.
Posted In: Bernanke, Federal Reserve, gold, Ron Paul, Low Energy

When Wall Street suffers, bonuses are always the last to go

Feb 29, 2012
The New York State Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, said that profits in the New York securities industry were down by half in 2011 -- but bonuses only dropped by 14 percent.
Posted In: Wall Street bonuses

Greece: When the bailout is worse than the sickness

Feb 28, 2012
Only a week after European officials approved a Greek bailout package, Greek banks are suffering, the European Central Bank is rejecting Greek bonds as collateral, and a financial freeze seems closer than ever to taking hold on the Continent.

The next Warren Buffett walks among us

Feb 27, 2012
The Oracle of Omaha released his annual letter to investors on Saturday revealing that the 81-year-old investor had picked his successor -- and set tongues wagging about who it could be with an appearance on CNBC this morning.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway

The Greek bailout: What all those hedge funds are getting

Feb 24, 2012
Today, Greece launched its bond bailout offer. Easy Street explains it.
Posted In: greek bailout, Trojan horses

Unemployment down -- but so are wages

Feb 23, 2012
The dip in unemployment and job claims indicate optimism -- but wages fell sharply for the majority of American workers last year in a way that they haven't since 2007.
Posted In: Unemployment, wages, economic indicators

Who Loves Ya, Baby? The Federal Reserve

Feb 10, 2012
The #Fedvalentines meme, started by economist Justin Wolfers, injected some fun into an otherwise leaden week.

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