Heidi N. Moore is The Guardian's U.S. finance and economics editor. She was formerly the New York bureau chief and Wall Street correspondent for Marketplace.

Prior to joining Marketplace, Moore was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, where she was the lead writer for the paper’s award-winning Deal Journal online and daily newspaper column during the height (and depths) of the world financial crisis. In addition, she wrote an analysis of banks and mergers and broke news of SEC investigations, big acquisitions, and Barclays Capital buying most of Lehman Brothers out of bankruptcy.  Before that, she was U.S. Bureau Chief for London-based, Dow Jones-owned weekly newspaper and daily website, Financial News. For six years, she was a senior writer covering Wall Street banks and power brokers for The Deal magazine.

Moore’s articles on Wall Street banks and finance have been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, New York Magazine, Financial Times and Slate.  

Moore is a graduate of Columbia University and a native New Yorker. In her free time, Moore enjoys running and traveling.

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Features by Heidi N. Moore

LIBOR scandal spreads to U.S. cities

Ripples from the LIBOR scandal have spread to U.S. cities. Some are suing to recoup overpayment due to alleged interest rate manipulation.
Posted In: Barclays, LIBOR

The Peregrine Financial Scandal: An Explainer

A futures brokerage, Peregrine Financial, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and the scandal is dominating the financial news. Easy Street explains.
Posted In: Peregrine Financial

Peregrine Financial bankruptcy spotlights weak regulation

Brokerage firm Peregrine Financial is liquidating amid allegations that it defrauded customers and lied to federal regulators.
Posted In: Peregrine Financial, MF Global, bankruptcy

A roundup of the 'micro' news

Small apartments and even smaller CEO tenures make for a "micro" news day.
Posted In: chevrolet, Duke Energy, New York City, Google, Progress Energy

Guitar-maker Fender helps to revive IPO market

Fender Musical Instruments, whose electric guitars fueled the rise of rock and roll, is going public to tap new music markets in India and China.
Posted In: Fender, Music, guitars, IPO

How Money Market Funds Were Wounded by European Interest-Rate Cuts

Several big financial firms, including Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, are pulling back from money market funds because interest rates have made the investment unprofitable.

Scant detail in big banks' 'living wills'

The nine biggest banks in the U.S. have submitted plans for how to avoid a taxpayer bailout if they become insolvent. But will these plans work?
Posted In: will, Banks

Why Americans should care about LIBOR and Barclays

Every American bank is involved in the investigation looking into whether Barclays engaged in a type of price fixing on a key global interest rate.
Posted In: Barclays, LIBOR

Nine Biggest Banks Publish Their 'Living Wills'

Today, July 3, is the deadline for the nine biggest banks working in the U.S. to publish their "living wills" - a handy guide to their financial position and what their plan is to sell off or refinance their businesses if there's another major financial crisis.

The living wills are part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act; they're designed to help us break up and wind down banks if they fail in another financial crisis, without spending taxpayer money on bailouts. (Good luck with that).

Only the nine biggest banks - the ones with more than $50 billion in assets - released their living wills today. Another 114 banks will submit their living wills next year.

Easy Street brings you the link to the living wills, courtesy of the FDIC, here.

Just as an early look, the banks wanted to keep things as vague as possible. (Although we're sure their legal teams are going to be really mad at us for saying so.)

Bank of America, for instance, used its living will to do some cheerleading about its future goals in a very "dear diary" manner:It wants to "continue to build a fortress balance sheet" (from its current sand-castle balance sheet, we suppose); it wants to "manage efficiency well," and it wants to "be a good place to work." All of those are noble goals, but will they help the bank avoid a messy demise in a devastating financial crisis? They will not. Be sure to peruse the other living will as you sit in traffic on the way to the beach.

LIBOR For Mortals: An Easy Explainer

An investigation into LIBOR -- a crucial interest-rate benchmark -- has resulted in a fine for Barclays and the resignation of its chairman, Marcus Agius. But what does it all mean for the average American? Easy Street is here to help.
Posted In: LIBOR, interest rates

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