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January 14, 2016
5 Times Customers Got Payback on Big Banks
Banks have become some of the most hated institutions in the business world. Here are five customers who fought back against them in creative ways.
August 29, 2015
10 of the Biggest Wall Street Busts of All Time
Wall Street is a place where fortunes are made and lost, and not always legally. Here are ten of the biggest busts on Wall Street of all time.
June 09, 2015
Unless You’re Wealthy, Banks Don’t Really Care About You
For many among America's poor, having a bank account is becoming more of a liability than an asset. Why is that?
June 08, 2015
What Does the Future of Wall Street Regulation Look Like?
Looking toward the future, the next financial crisis will not be like the last. Are U.S. regulators prepared?
May 23, 2015
The Big Banks Cheated Everyone Again, But There’s a Twist
The big banks were caught manipulating the markets yet again, and hit with hefty, but still lenient, fines. But there is one small difference this time.
May 10, 2015
The Truth About the U.S. Budget Problems
How badly should America's deficit concern Americans?
May 06, 2015
3 Ponzi Schemes That Got the Best of America
A recent fraud case evokes memories of the 3 most famous Ponzi schemes in the United States. Read what ultimately landed Madoff, Stanford, and Rothstein in prison.
April 25, 2015
White-Collar Crime Punishments Are Sort of, Not Really, Changing
Sentencing for white-collar crime has become laughable -- so the government is looking to fix it. The question is, how, and why?
April 08, 2015
This Bank Just Promised To Break The Law, Again
One banker all but assured the rest of us that his organization would probably break the law, again, in the future. Why don't we put a stop to it?
April 07, 2015
Why Wall Street and Big Banks Keep Breaking The Law
Six of the world's biggest banks are being fined billions for manipulating the foreign exchange market. Don't expect this behavior to stop any time soon.
April 06, 2015
How Big of a Problem Was March’s Jobs Report for the U.S. Economy?
How serious a sign is the flat job growth? Did March push up daisies or just see a tad too little sunlight?
March 18, 2015
America’s Unhealthiest Banks are Some of the Largest
What problems have the Fed and reformers found?
March 18, 2015
3 Things That May Be Hurting America’s Economic Confidence
How do we explain February's drop in economic confidence?
March 13, 2015
5 Myths About Legal Weed
With all of the media attention legal marijuana has received over the past year, what's fact, what's fiction, and what's fear?
March 04, 2015
Wall Street Is Throwing The Rest Of Us Under The Bus
Wall Street's power does come with a price -- its short-term thinking and goals of big gains come at the expense of wider economic growth for the rest of us.
February 28, 2015
Here’s the Easiest Way to Avoid Annoying Bank Fees
Paying fees to an institution for simply holding your cash and providing accessibility seems counterintuitive in the land of competition.
February 22, 2015
How to Protect Your Identity This Tax Season
The number of people filing their taxes online continues to grow, but increased online hackers require online tax filers to take precautions.
February 09, 2015
Here’s Why the Rich Use Credit Cards; Should You Follow?
While some people view credit cards as nothing more than toxic plastic, affluent consumers enjoy cash rewards that add up over time.
January 21, 2015
3 Predictions for Bitcoin in 2015
For better or worse, bitcoin looks like it's here to stay. Here's a look at what could happen with the digital currency in 2015.
January 12, 2015
3 Facts Everyone Should Know About Bank Account Fees
Do you read all of the terms and conditions when banking or just skim through and click the next button? Here are a few facts about banking and bank fees.
December 30, 2014
5 Ridiculous Crowdfunding Campaigns
Would you fund any of these ideas or campaigns?
December 17, 2014
Why the Fed Should Just Let Bad Banks Die
If the financial crisis taught us anything, it's that sometimes it's best to just let a failing bank die.
December 15, 2014
Why Banks Make Better Criminals Than People
Turns out the best bank robbers in the world are bank executives.
December 11, 2014
Can We Predict the Next Financial Crisis?
French scholar Didier Sornette believes a new theory could be the key to predicting and preventing financial crises.
November 27, 2014
Why Marijuana Banking Laws Are Such a Joke
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Department of Justice is working on regulation that would grant marijuana businesses access to the financial system.
November 07, 2014
Upstart: An Elegant Lending Platform for a More Civilized Age
Upstart is one of those Silicon Valley companies with a killer pitch, and it could shake up the way people borrow money forever.
October 29, 2014
The End of an Era: How To Live In a Volatile Market
Volatility, on vacation for most of the past few years, is back this fall.
October 24, 2014
How Apple Pay Could Take Mobile Payments Into the Mainstream
New research shows that not only are a lot of people willing to adopt Apple Pay, but they're willing to make some big changes to do it.
October 18, 2014
What Great Rotation? The Stock Market is Still Incredibly Risky
Investors keep hearing about a so-called Great Rotation out of bonds into stocks, but it’s not happening.
October 08, 2014
Corporate Greed Used to Be a Bad Thing; What Happened?
Greedy executives and unethical business practices used to be frowned upon, but that's no longer the case. What happened?