'The world's most important number' and the man who manipulated it

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 21, 2017
LIBOR is the interest rate that sets other interest rates. 'The Spider Network' tells how a British banker nudged it to make a lot of money.
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Stranded — Puerto Rico in debt

Not even bankers can predict Puerto Rico's fiscal future

by Andy Uhler Apr 13, 2016
The people whose job it is to know what's going to happen in the markets are in the dark.
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The age of the community banker

by , and Jan 7, 2015
Why the President appointed a local banker to the Fed.

How the Fed became a Central Superbank

by Stacey Vanek Smith Aug 20, 2014
Is it a bird? Its it a plane? No! It's the Federal Reserve!
Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen, look on as the group of 20 nations, finance ministers and central bankers prepare for the International Monetary and Financial Committee family photo at the IMF/World Bank Spring meetings in Washington, DC.
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An end to vulgar bankers

by , and May 16, 2014
Deutsche Bank warns traders to stop being ‘boastful, indiscreet and vulgar.’

Young Wall Street heads to Silicon Valley

by Molly Wood Feb 28, 2014
Many would-be bankers are heading west.
Innovators

Maggie Walker: Banking and civil rights

by Nick van der Kolk Feb 27, 2014
Walker was a bank president, newspaper editor, and fraternal leader.

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Final Note

Investment bankers don't approve of casual Fridays

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 2, 2013
Barclays gets super-casual Fridays -- sneakers and jeans allowed -- but old-time bankers aren't impressed.
Shelf Life

A little alchemy to save the global economy

by Kai Ryssdal Apr 10, 2013
In Neil Irwin's new book, "The Alchemists," central bankers conjure magic to bolster their economies after the financial crisis of 2008.

Why Wall Street pay won't be curbed, ever

by Mark Garrison Feb 28, 2013
The European Union sparked a bankers’ revolt when it moved to curb their bonuses. Despite Americans’ dismay with Wall Street, caps won’t happen here.

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