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Meet the (Expected) New Head of the Federal Reserve

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.

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Does it Take a Powerbroker to Run NYC?

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?

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Apologizing Executives: The Rise of the Emoter-in-Chief

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. 

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Six-Year High School Answer for Tomorrow's Workers?

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. 

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A Deal to Fund the Government, What Happens Now? And Apple's New Retail Boss

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.

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What Happens If Uncle Sam Can't Pay the Bills?

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. 

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Government Shuts Down, Markets Says "Meh"

Friday, October 04, 2013

The federal government is shutdown, but the stock market is holding steady. What gives?

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JPMorgan Could Pay $11 Billion To Settle Government Probes

Friday, September 27, 2013

JPMorgan is reportedly in discussions to settle scores of government investigations with a settlement estimated at $11 billion.

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Goodbye Company Health Plan?

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.

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Lehman's Bankruptcy, Financial Crisis: Who's to Blame? Are We Safer?

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.

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Syria Debate Hits Budget Negotiations

Friday, September 06, 2013

The debate in Congress this week over whether to give President Obama authorization to take military action in Syria crowded out talk of economic issues like funding the government, raising the debt limit, picking a new boss at Federal Reserve and immigration reform.

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September Stock Market Blues?

Friday, August 30, 2013

September is historically the worst month for the stock market. Add to that, a showdown over government spending, unrest in the Middle East and nerves about what the Federal Reserve is going to do, and things start to look dire. 

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Nasdaq Market Freezes, Disrupting Trading of Thousands of Stocks and Options

Friday, August 23, 2013

Computer glitches on the Nasdaq stock exchange brought a halt to trading of thousands stocks and options Thursday in what some are calling "the flash freeze."

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Shareholder Activism Run Amok

Friday, August 16, 2013

It's been a week of ups and downs for shareholder activists — powerful investors who buy up stock in companies to shake them up and get the stock price moving. 

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Why Bezos Really Bought the Washington Post

Friday, August 09, 2013

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Washington Post this week for $250 million amounts to less than one percent of his net worth.

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Former Goldman Trader Found Liable for Misleading Investors in Mortgage Deal

Friday, August 02, 2013

The SEC secured a courtroom win against an employee of a Wall Street bank at the center of the financial collapse. A jury Thursday found former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre, the self-proclaimed "Fabulous Fab," liable on six counts of fraud.

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SAC Capital Hedge Fund Charged with Insider Trading

Friday, July 26, 2013

After years of circling billionaire Steven Cohen, federal authorities brought criminal charges Thursday against his hedge fund SAC Capital Investors. 

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Weekend Coffee Table: Money Talking Weekend Reading

Friday, July 19, 2013

Money Talking host Charlie Herman, regular contributor Rana Foroohar of Time and New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi tell us what they're reading this weekend. 

 

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Money Talking: The Economics of Climate Change

Friday, July 19, 2013

It’s been a real scorcher this week in New York with temperatures in the 90s that feel like the low 100s.

Whenever the thermometer goes way up, people start mentioning droughts, melting glaciers, rising sea levels and what can be done to stop climate change.

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Future of the Fed

Friday, July 12, 2013

Investors have been on tenterhooks in recent weeks ever since the Federal Reserve said it might start winding down some of its economic stimulus programs.

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