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FT Big Read

Shrink and simplify

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Martin Arnold and Patrick Jenkins examine whether HSBC's new strategy can revitalise Europe's biggest bank, a wounded giant under attack from regulators, politicians and investors

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Money Talking

Accusing Banks of Helping Terrorists

Friday, February 20, 2015

A lawsuit filed in federal court in Brooklyn accuses five international banks that did business with Iran of being liable for terror attacks in Iraq that killed Americans.

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Listen to Lucy

City bullyboys are as boorish as ever

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

City bullyboys are as boorish as ever

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Bankers Didn't Go to Jail

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Why are some big firms Too Big to Jail?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Trip through the Shadowy Underworld of Consumer Debt Collection

Monday, October 27, 2014

Jake Halpern tells the story of a former banking executive and a former armed robber, who became partners in the shady, unregulated world of consumer debt collection.

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PRI's The World

London is becoming the newest hub of Islamic finance

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Already one of the world’s major financial centers, London is now going after an even bigger piece of the pie — Islamic finance. The sector is growing by 30 percent a year, so British government officials are pushing for a public, high-profile campaign to establish the city as a hub.

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The Takeaway

Meet the Man Big Banks Fear the Most

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent of Financial Services for the State of New York, might just be the man that big banks fear the most. He helped bring a criminal case against France's biggest bank, levying the largest and most substantial fine against a bank in history.

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The Takeaway

Inside Bank of America's $4 Billion Blunder

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bank of America has announced a pretty major accounting error. The bank said it would suspend plans to buy back $4 billion in stock and pay its dividends after discovering an error in the information it submitted to the Federal Reserve as part of the stress test process. 

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WNYC News

Confessions of an Over-Caffeinated Trader

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

For years, Rhoden Monrose woke up at 4:30 every day and relied on energy shots to get him through his job as a derivatives trader. Now, he’s trying to save the legions of weary Wall Streeters making themselves sick from lack of sleep.

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WNYC News

Bank of America Settles With New York AG

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

An end to the last major lawsuit over Bank of America's 2008 acquisition of Merrill Lynch. And a three-year ban for the bank's former CEO.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Are Wall Street Regulations Effective?

Monday, February 17, 2014

The financial meltdown in 2008 triggered nationwide outcry over the lack of regulation and oversight on Wall Street. But how much has changed since then? Leonard interviewed Larry Doyle about that in January, and we're re-airing the conversation today. Doyle argues that Wall Street, politicians, and the regulators themselves have conspired for personal and industry-wide gains while failing to protect investors, consumers, and taxpayers. In In Bed with Wall Street discusses recent scandals, such as the multi-billion dollar trading losses at JP Morgan Chase, the manipulation of interest rates via the LIBOR scandal, and money laundering with North American drug cartels and rogue nations such as Iran.

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Money Talking

Answers to Questions about Bitcoin, Even Some You Didn't Even Know You Wanted Ask

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?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

In Bed with Wall Street

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The financial meltdown in 2008 triggered nationwide outcry over the lack of regulation and oversight on Wall Street. But how much has changed since then? Larry Doyle argues that Wall Street, politicians, and the regulators themselves have conspired for personal and industry-wide gains while failing to protect investors, consumers, and taxpayers. In In Bed with Wall Street discusses recent scandals, such as the multi-billion dollar trading losses at JP Morgan Chase, the manipulation of interest rates via the LIBOR scandal, and money laundering with North American drug cartels and rogue nations such as Iran.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Gold: A History

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Matthew Hart explores humans' long love affair with gold. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the price of gold skyrocketed—in three years more than doubling from $800 an ounce to $1900. This spike drove a global gold-mining and exploration boom bigger than the Gold Rush of the 1800s. In Gold: The Race for the World’s Most Seductive Metal, Hart tells how gold became the world’s most precious commodity. 

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The Takeaway

The Economic Impact of the Volcker Rule

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

This week, financial regulatory agencies officially approved the Volcker Rule, passed as the centerpiece of the Dodd-Frank Act in June 2010. Kathryn Wylde, Deputy Chair of the Board of the Federal Reserve of New York, compares the final iteration of the Volcker Rule to what Volcker originally devised, and describes how the Rule might influence the U.S.'s economic future. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

JP Morgan’s $13B Settlement, and You; Buyographics; Carlos Menchaca

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

JP Morgan must pay $13 billion in a settlement on failed securities. Felix Salmon of Reuters will explain how struggling homeowners in some New York City neighborhoods will get some of the $4 billion earmarked for victims. Plus: Carlos Menchaca talks about being the first Mexican-American elected to the New York City council; the 10 ways that demographics are changing our buying habits as Americans, with author Matt Carmichael; and Hilton Als of The New Yorker on his new collection of essays.

New Tech City

ATM of the Future: Where Your Money is Coming From Next

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Since ATMs first appeared on street corners more than four decades ago, their basic function has barely changed.  But recently, to save on costs and attract a younger, more plugged-in generation of customers, banks are updating not only their ATMs, but the meaning of the word “bank" itself.

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Listen to Lucy

Working round the clock is a poor use of time

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Working round the clock is a poor use of time

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WNYC News

Fortune 500 Features 52 New York Companies

Monday, May 06, 2013

Fifty-two New York companies including JPMorgan Chase, McGraw-Hill and Estée Lauder are part of this year's Fortune 500.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Will Personal Finance Apps Replace the Financial Planner?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

With Tax Day come and gone again, New Tech City’s Manoush Zomorodi looks at the online services that might help you get on top of your finances for the this year.

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