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Lessons learned from Washington's down-to-the-wire deadlines

Dec 23, 2011
What have Wall Street economists learned from watching Washington lawmakers duke it out over things like extending the payroll tax cuts?
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington, payroll tax

Why Europe matters

Dec 14, 2011
Polls show that Americans are not paying much attention to the debt crisis in Europe.
Posted In: Europe, bank, Wall Street, bank bailout

Wall Street braces for smaller bonuses

Dec 13, 2011
Bankers and traders could receive as much as 30 percent less in year-end bonuses. Some just hope they keep their jobs amid mounting layoffs
Posted In: Wall Street, Wall Street bonuses

President Obama pushes to get CFPB head approved

Dec 5, 2011
this week, President Obama's expected to put the pressure on Congress to approve his nominee to head the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. But Republicans vow to hold up any nominee until the bureau itself gets overhauled.
Posted In: politics, CFPB, Richard Cordray, Wall Street

Raj Rajaratnam reports to prison

Dec 5, 2011
The former billionaire hedge fund manager convicted of insider trading reports to prison today. It isn't so cushy at Club Fed anymore, as more upscale federal prisons used to be called.
Posted In: Raj Rajaratnam, Wall Street, insider trading

Weekly Wrap: The 8.6% unemployment, the euro fix

Dec 2, 2011
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: Today's latest jobs numbers and whether the central banks' plans to save the euro will work.
Posted In: Wall Street

Wall Street bonuses fall

Nov 22, 2011
David Brancaccio discusses why bonuses are expected to go down this year, and how Washington plans to regulate executive compensation.
Posted In: Wall Street, bonuses, Wall Street bonuses

Getting Personal: Social Security checks, choosing how to save

Nov 18, 2011
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus, consumer columnist for The Los Angeles Times answer listener questions.
Posted In: Wall Street, Retirement, Credit card, Jobs

Weekly Wrap: Super committee, and Europe

Nov 11, 2011
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: the super committee's deadline for fixing the deficit is nearing; Europe's woes continue.
Posted In: Wall Street

Sovereign debt is the new toxic asset

Nov 11, 2011
After the subprime mortgage crisis, investors fled to "safe" government debt. The eurozone crisis shows how toxic those bonds have become.
Posted In: Wall Street

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