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Jeff Greenfield

Jeff Greenfield appears in the following:

Money Talking: Why Has Wall Street Abandoned President Obama for Mitt Romney?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Wall Street threw its support behind Barack Obama in 2008, but this election cycle the tables have turned. Now, it's funneling most of its donations to Mitt Romney and conservative super PACs.

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Money Talking: Has the Fed Run Out of Tools?

Friday, July 27, 2012

The American economy is slowing down.

GDP grew at a 1.5 percent rate in the second quarter, down from 1.9 percent in the first quarter, and anticipation is growing over what the Federal Reserve's policy-making committee will decide when it meets next week.

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Money Talking: Do Star CEOs Turn Around Troubled Companies?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Former tech darling, Yahoo, has been struggling in a world dominated by Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook. Even with an estimated 700 million users around the world, it’s had difficulty turning that reach into profits.  This week, the company reported that revenues were down 1 percent for the quarter that finished June 30, and profits fell to $226 million from $237 million a year earlier.

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Money Talking: Could Dodd-Frank Prevent Another Financial Crisis?

Friday, July 13, 2012

July 21 marks the two-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, but the vast majority of the rules have yet to be finalized.

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Will the LIBOR Scandal Jump the Atlantic?

Monday, July 09, 2012

It's big news in Europe right now. Monday morning, before a British Parliamentary committee, a top official with the Bank of England is testifying.

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Money Talking: How Serious Is the Barclays LIBOR Scandal?

Friday, July 06, 2012

Heads are rolling at the British bank Barclays after it admitted to rigging a key interest rate known as the LIBOR — short for "London Interbank Offered Rate."

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Money Talking: Are Gasoline Prices the Key to the White House?

Friday, June 15, 2012

You remember those headlines a few months back warning of $5 a gallon gas?

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Money Talking: Falling Gas Prices, Why Can’t We Predict Risk Better?

Friday, June 15, 2012

Remember the headlines just a few months ago? People predicted gas would reach $5 a gallon  This week, the price is $3.57, according to the Energy Information Administration.

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Money Talking: Is Now the Time to Panic about Europe? And The Economics of Summer Blockbusters

Friday, June 08, 2012

For more than two years, the European economy has see-sawed between potential collapse and stability.

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Corner Office to Oval Office; Apple After Steve Jobs

Friday, June 01, 2012

With unemployment rising again and U.S. growth slowing, the economy will continue to dominate the presidential race. Mitt Romney argues his business experience has prepared him to turn these indicators around. But how does skill at running a company translate into skill at running a country?

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The Mayor’s Drinking Problem—and Ours

Friday, June 01, 2012

The joke-writers can take the rest of the week off; Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to crack down on the sale of oversized sweetened drinks has spawned enough one-liners to fill a week of late-night comedy.

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Do Voters Want CEOs for President?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

It seems that, whatever we say about the attractiveness of a business background, it hasn't been what we've been voting for — at least, not for the top job.

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Money Talking: Facebook’s IPO Flop and White Male Board

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Facebook’s much-anticipated debut as a public company has turned out to be a small disaster. The company and its lead investment bank, Morgan Stanley, are under fire from regulators and Congress; and the head of NASDAQ is apologizing for its role in how the stock offering was conducted.

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The Truth Behind What JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon Said, Facebook Goes Public

Thursday, May 17, 2012

JPMorgan Chase’s CEO Jamie Dimon called concerns about a massive trading bet a “tempest in a teapot” last month.

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Money Talking: Europe Matters! The G-8 Meeting & the Presidential Election

Monday, May 14, 2012

The G-8 nations will be gathering here in the United States and — Wait! Don’t click over to the cute kittens or the latest pictures of Pippa’s calliypygian charms.  This is important stuff! The economic storms still battering Europe, the coming political tensions with a socialist president in France and the continuing chaos in Greece, could all have a major impact on the U.S. economy and — not so incidentally — on the identity of the next American President.

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Europe On the Edge, Who Fakes a Resume in 2012?

Friday, May 11, 2012

What does President Obama want from Europe?  It’s the question that hangs over the head of the White House as leaders of the G-8 come to the U.S. for meetings next week

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Money Talking: Murdoch, Banks and a New Era of Corporate Accountability

Friday, May 04, 2012

A British parliamentary committee calls News Corporation's Rupert Murdoch "not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company.” Shareholders upset with Chesapeake Energy’s CEO Aubrey McClendon force him to give up his role as chairman of the board. And pay packages for bank executive are being challenged. It just might be the dawn of a new era of corporate accountability.

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Money Talking: Rupert Murdoch and Echoes of the Washington Post and Watergate

Friday, May 04, 2012

That noise you heard this week from one side of the Atlantic to the other is the outburst of schadenfreude that greeted a declaration from a British parliamentary committee that Rupert Murdoch was "not a fit person" to run a major international company like News Corporation.

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Money Talking: Should We Be Scared of $1 Trillion in Student Loans?

Friday, April 27, 2012

May 1 is the deadline for millions of high school seniors to choose where they will go to college in the fall.  To pay for it, many will take out thousands of dollars in student loans, only adding to the country’s more than $1 trillion in existing student debt. All this debt is having enormous consequences on economic growth.  Could student loans be the next financial bubble?

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