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Europe: Nooobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition. Yet.

Sep 7, 2011
If you thought America's problems - four years into the financial crisis aftermath - were bad, it's particularly sobering to realize that Europe,...
Posted In: The Breakdown: Markets, Wall Street

Weekly Wrap: Jobs, the Fed and robo-signing

Sep 2, 2011
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: jobs, the possibility of QE3 and banks being punishing for robo-signing.
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AT&T and T-Mobile: The Popping of the Cupcake Bubble?

Sep 1, 2011
Since the Justice Department put the smackdown on AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, financial pundits have been hashing out the...
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Weekly Wrap: Bernanke scolds Washington

Aug 26, 2011
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: the Federal Reserve announces it can do little more for the economy, while consumer confidence continues to drop.
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That Warren Buffett Confidence Boost Doesn't Come Cheap

Aug 25, 2011
Warren Buffett's $5 billion investment in Bank of America - the Ghost of Christmas Past here is his $5 billion investment in Goldman Sachs in 2008 ...
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Reasons for market jumps hard to trace

Aug 24, 2011
Many experts attributed a good day on Wall Street yesterday to an upcoming speech by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke. But others say big market swings are harder to explain.
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Compare and Contrast: Do the Markets Dictate Government Policy?

Aug 22, 2011
The markets are from Mars, and politicians are from Venus. The markets want more government stimulus. Governments just want to pay the debts the...
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Weekly Wrap: Should we be worried about the markets?

Aug 19, 2011
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: Following the volatility in the markets last week, what can we expect in the future?
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The U.S. downgrade, two weeks in

Aug 19, 2011
The stock markets have seen turmoil, but the U.S. government's cost of borrowing has actually dropped despite Standard & Poor's downgrading of Treasury debt from AAA. S&P has suffered criticism
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Volatility: What's causing it, and who's profiting

Aug 15, 2011
The numbers have been rising and falling at ease in the past week. But what's really behind volatility in the markets, and who's going to benefit in the end?
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