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Thinking about the eurozone as a bar

Apr 30, 2012
Academics find a useful way of describing what kind of crisis the eurozone is facing.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis
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For-profit schools add to record student-loan debt

Mar 7, 2012
University budget cuts are driving more students to for-profit colleges, but the debt load there is often higher and future prospects slimmer.
Posted In: Education, student loan debt, for-profit colleges
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My very first at-B.A.T.

Feb 29, 2012
A letter found in the attic tells a story of the ATM's origins.
Posted In: ATM, overdraft, CFPB, bank
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Wealth and the empathy problem

Feb 28, 2012
The finance world is bored of acting somber, and a new study finds that the wealthy are more likely to lie, cheat, and steal.
Posted In: wealthy, psychology
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Intelligent investing

Feb 27, 2012
New research suggests a higher IQ may mean a higher risk/return ratio.
Posted In: Investing, investors
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The 'gargantuannaire' on a gargantuan problem

Feb 24, 2012
In Rome this week, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said the current system of delivering food aid to starving people is “outdated and inefficient.”
Posted In: bill gates, genetically modified food, Gargantuannaire
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Where Ally stands in the foreclosure settlement

Feb 17, 2012
When the news hit the other day of the blockbuster settlement for abuses in the foreclosure process, there may have been one brand you didn’t immediately recognize. Ally has really only been around since 2009, but there are already rumors swirling about its status.
Posted In: Ally, GM, GMAC, settlement, Housing, mortgage settlement, foreclosure
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Why mere mortals should know the name 'Volcker'

Feb 13, 2012
Former Fed chairman Paul Volcker is weighing in on the rule that bears his name. The banks are paying attention; you should, too.
Posted In: Paul Volcker, Volcker Rule
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Stealing from the old

Feb 6, 2012
Call it "elder financial abuse," the largely unreported crime claims hundreds of thousands of victims each year.
Posted In: elderly, Crime
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Stepping up and stepping in for an aging parent

Feb 3, 2012
People coping with elderly parents in failing health face tough decisions. But there are warning signs indicating when loved ones should step in.
Posted In: elderly, alzheimers, financial, home, Retirement, dementia, warning signs

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Special correspondent David Brancaccio and the Economy 4.0 team cover the economy of the future — and how to make it work better for more people. In the wake of the recent crisis, we investigate how the financial regulatory system is (or isn't) being reformed, how that will affect you and how we measure progress. Follow us on Twitter.

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