Friday, January 24, 2014
Bitcoin. It's the latest tech "disruption" because if it's successful it could upend banks, Wall Street and good-old, cold-hard cash. But if it's not all about the Benjamins, then what's it all about?
Friday, January 24, 2014
It isn't traded on the New York Stock Exchange — not yet, at least — but it does have a brand new "center" just down the street. It's not backed by any government, but its growing popularity is prompting regulators to step in and ask if they should turn on the lights and pull back the punch bowl. It's the virtual currency "bitcoin," and it's coming to a digital wallet near you.
Friday, January 17, 2014
The President announces new guidelines for NSA surveillance. Tech CEOs prepare gather with other business and world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. And Target tries to soothe customers’ fears after hackers obtain millions of credit and debit card accounts. What's the connection? It’s all about our personal data. On Money Talking, why everyone – governments, companies, and hackers – want it: Privacy, people and the bottom line.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Janet Yellen will be the first woman to head the the Federal Reserve when she takes over at the end of January. How much will the world's most powerful central bank change under her leadership?
Friday, January 03, 2014
This week on Money Talking, Rana Foroohar of Time magazine and Ben White of Politico weigh in on what companies and lawmakers need to do in 2014 to keep the U.S. economy moving in the right direction.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
There were signs of bipartisanship in Washington this week as budget negotiators announced a two-year budget deal that will hopefully avert another shutdown. Now, will the economy start growing faster?
Friday, December 06, 2013
Across the country, cities and states are trying to figure out how to address the growing public pension crisis. Collectively, they're underfunded by an estimated $1 trillion.
Friday, November 29, 2013
A lot of iconic companies in the tech sector like HP, Cisco and Blackberry have been struggling recently.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Healthcare.gov launched more than seven weeks ago and its diagnosis isn't looking good so far.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Janet Yellen is poised to become the new head of the Federal Reserve. If she's confirmed by the Senate, she would arguably become the most powerful woman in the U.S. economy, with the power to keep interests rates low, prevent inflation and attack unemployment.
Friday, November 08, 2013
This week, voters elected Bill de Blasio as New York City's new mayor by a decisive margin. Now, can he deliver on his promises?
Friday, November 01, 2013
When Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologized about the rollout of the Obamacare website this week, she joined a growing number of leaders in business and government who have decided saying sorry was the smart choice in the face of some crisis or gaffe.
Friday, October 25, 2013
In a visit to Brooklyn Friday, President Obama will honor the innovative new education model at the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, P-Tech for short.
Friday, October 18, 2013
The federal government is up and running again after a last minute deal that ended the shutdown AND raised the debt ceiling so the government can pay its bills. For now.
Friday, October 11, 2013
The federal government could default on its debt if it does not increase the amount of money it can borrow by October 17.
Friday, October 04, 2013
The federal government is shutdown, but the stock market is holding steady. What gives?
Friday, September 27, 2013
JPMorgan is reportedly in discussions to settle scores of government investigations with a settlement estimated at $11 billion.
Friday, September 20, 2013
October 1 is a watershed moment for Obamacare because that's the day people can start signing up health insurance, online, through public exchanges. But against this backdrop, there are also signs of a sea change in how private employers will offer health insurance.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Five years ago Sunday, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and set off the financial crisis that threatened the entire global financial system and plunged the nation further into recession, one it's still recovering from today.