Jim Zarroli

Jim Zarroli appears in the following:

Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.


Comcast, Time Warner Push For Merger Approval Amid Opposition

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Company officials met with regulators who are considering whether to back the proposed $45 billion merger. A group of senators say the deal should be rejected, calling it anti-competitive.


Greece Risks Losing Future Bailout Funds

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The question of what to do about Greece if it defaults on its debts is a topic at World Bank and IMF meetings in Washington this week.


New Asian Development Bank Seen As Sign Of China's Growing Influence

Thursday, April 16, 2015

China says 57 countries have signed on as members of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but the U.S. is not among them. Some analysts say the bank is a sign of diminished U.S. power.


Financially-Troubled Greece Meets IMF Deadline

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Greece managed to make a $494 million debt payment to the International Monetary Fund Thursday, despite a precarious financial situation that had many speculating it would fail to do so. The problem for Greece is that there are several more deadlines on the horizon.


Shell's Big Deal Could Shift Global Landscape Of Gas Business

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell plans to spend nearly $70 billion to acquire natural gas giant BG Group. The deal, if approved, would create the world's largest independent producer of liquefied natural gas.


Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers To Rework Religious Liberty Bill

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Critics say the bill, like another recently passed in Indiana, will make it easier to discriminate against gays and lesbians. The bill has generated strong opposition from the business community.


How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The founder of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, used both free-market principles and strong central planning to transform the tiny former British colony into an economic powerhouse.


Kraft, Heinz Merger Brings Together Famous Food Brands

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The pending $45 billion merger between Kraft and Heinz will create the world's fifth-largest food company. The deal comes as Kraft struggles to keep up with changing consumer tastes.


For Banks 'Too Big To Jail,' Prosecutors Count On A Promise To Behave

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off on punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.


Lumber Liquidators Defends Its Products After '60 Minutes' Report

Friday, March 13, 2015

The flooring retailer says the tests used by its critics give a misleading impression of product safety. But Lumber Liquidators says it will pay for safety testing for customers who want it.


Targeting Unions: Right-To-Work Movement Bolstered By Wisconsin

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This week, Wisconsin joined two dozen other states with laws saying workers can't be forced to join labor unions to keep a job. But as more states move to weaken unions, the unions are fighting back.


Study Suggests Recession, Recovery Have Not Left The Rich Richer

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Conventional wisdom is that income inequality has gotten worse in the years since the financial crisis, but new research by a George Washington University professor says that's not what the data show.


Obama's Plan To Tax Overseas Earnings Draws Scrutiny

Thursday, February 12, 2015

American firms have about $2 trillion in overseas accounts — money they could be using to hire workers and pay dividends in the U.S. The president wants to encourage them to bring that money home.


Document Leak Reveals Secret Swiss Bank Accounts

Monday, February 09, 2015

For years the Swiss banking industry has been under pressure to get out of the tax evasion business. A trove of documents released by a former employee of HSBC shows just how aggressive the bank was in marketing tax avoidance schemes to clients.


Leaked HSBC Documents Shed Light On Swiss Banking Industry

Monday, February 09, 2015

The documents were downloaded by a former computer security expert at the giant bank HSBC. They were released over the weekend by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.


Standard & Poor's To Pay Over $1 Billion In Legal Settlement

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Standard & Poor's has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle charges that it gave false ratings to mortgage-related securities in the years leading up the financial crisis.


Justice Dept. Settles S&P Lawsuit

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Standard and Poor's is expected to settle a lawsuit brought by the Justice Department over the quality of the firm's ratings during the years before the financial crisis.


Auto Loan Surge Fuels Fears Of Another Subprime Crisis

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dealers are extending loans to a growing number of people with weak credit, and more of them are having trouble making payments. The situation is evoking comparisons to the subprime mortgage boom.


Standard & Poor's Settles In SEC Ratings Fraud Case

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Standard & Poor's has agreed to pay fines of nearly $80 million to settle charges that it changed the way it was rating securities in a bid to win business, but didn't bother to tell investors. The firm also agreed to a one year ban on rating certain kinds of securities. A separate Justice Department investigation is still underway.