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Felix Salmon

Felix Salmon appears in the following:

Is This The Best Way To Give To Charities?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge is on its way to raising $100 million for the ALS Association, but a one-off donation to a disease-specific organization may not be your most effective move.

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The High Frequency High Frequency Trading Debate

Friday, April 04, 2014

Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, explains the debate and the backlash — and the backlash to the backlash — over Michael Lewis' Flash Boys.

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JP Morgan Chase to Pay $2 Billion in Madoff-Related Case

Monday, January 06, 2014

JPMorgan Chase will be paying out millions to the government in settlements related to the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. Reuters Finance Blogger Felix Salmon explains why and what it means for the bank.

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Who's Getting Helped in the J.P. Morgan Settlement?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

J.P. Morgan Chase has reached a settlement of $13 billion stemming from the financial crash, with $4 billion going to homeowners. What comes next? Ask Felix Salmon, finance blogger at Reuters.

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We Didn't Really Dodge a Bullet

Friday, October 18, 2013

This round of budget clashes are over (for now), but how should we assess the damage done by these regular crises? Bob talks with Reuters financial blogger Felix Salmon who says that the real story of these political battles is the slow motion, irreversible damage they're doing to America's financial standing. 

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What Happens if the Nation Defaults on Its Debt?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Two days — that's how long Congress has before the nation could begin defaulting on its debt. The time crunch has lawmakers scrambling to reach a deal. But what happens if they don't?

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The Stimulus: An End in Sight?

Friday, June 21, 2013

Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, discusses the announcement that the Federal Reserve will begin winding down stimulus efforts, and what this plan means for interest rates.

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The Bitcoin Bubble

Friday, April 05, 2013

Bitcoin is an online currency backed by no government, central authority or bank. Invented in 2009 as a response to the global financial crisis it's now worth over a billion dollars. Reuters financial blogger Felix Salmon talks to Bob about Bitcoin's impact on the real world and how every conversation about Bitcoin is making it a little bit stronger.

 

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Allegations of Fraud Against S&P

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The U.S. Justice Department has brought civil fraud charges against the credit-ratings agency Standard & Poor's. Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, explains what the suit means.

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After the Election Comes the Fiscal Cliff

Thursday, November 08, 2012

With the presidential campaign season coming to an end, the media is desperately looking for something else to endlessly obsess over. Luckily, we'll have to look no further than the so-called “fiscal cliff,” that combination of tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect after the New Year. Felix Salmon, finance blogger at Reuters, explains.

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The Rise of the Pumpkin-Flavored Seasonal Snack

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Last year more than 60 pumpkin-related dishes appeared on the menus of America’s top 250 chain restaurants. According to restraint industry analyst Dataessential, 2012 is on track to break last year’s records. So why pumpkins? And what’s the economic impact? Felix Salmon, finance blogger at Reuters, investigates.

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Will Friday's Anemic Jobs Report Cause the Fed to Act?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Friday's growth report was disappointing, and the economy is growing at a snail's pace. Is this growth slow enough to justify another round of 'quantitative easing'?

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The Dramatic Drop in Family Wealth

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, talks about the Fed report released yesterday which found that family net worth in 2010 was the same as it was in the early '90s.

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The Facebook IPO Explained

Friday, May 11, 2012

Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, discusses the Facebook IPO: how it works, who gets to invest, and whether it's a good investment in the first place.

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The Future of the Euro Zone

Monday, November 14, 2011

Finance blogger for Reuters, Felix Salmon, discusses the euro zone crisis post-Berlusconi.

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Euro Zone Crisis Solved

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, talks about the agreement, reached overnight, to resolve the Greek debt crisis.

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Germany to Greece's Rescue?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Finance blogger for Reuters, Felix Salmon, discusses the Euro zone crisis and explains what might happen if Germany doesn't come to Greece's rescue.

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Housing Economics

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Home sales are down, according to numbers released today. Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, looks at the stats and how housing and jobs intersect, as well as the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations.

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Housing Numbers and the Debt Ceiling

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

[P]eople are getting over this American dream of homeownership. They realize it can turn into much more of an American nightmare—that a house, in reality, is much more of a liability than an asset, and people prefer to rent than to own.

Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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News Corp in the Hot Seat

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Felix Salmonfinance blogger for Reuters, sticks around to talk about the continuing News Corp scandal.

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