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The Peregrine Financial Scandal: An Explainer

Jul 11, 2012
A futures brokerage, Peregrine Financial, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and the scandal is dominating the financial news. Easy Street explains.

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

Jul 6, 2012
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.

LIBOR For Mortals: An Easy Explainer

Jul 3, 2012
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.

Is U.S. Economic Policy Helping the Rich Get Richer?

Jun 29, 2012
Dallas Fed president Richard Fisher spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival, bemoaning the direction of U.S. economic policy.

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What Can We Learn from 147 Bank Crises?

Jun 26, 2012
International Monetary Fund researchers explained some interesting patterns and lessons of financial disaster, after studying 147 bank crises, 218 currency crises and 66 country crises in the financial health of companies. Easy Street brings you their findings in plain English.