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Articles About Financial crisis
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.
January 09, 2016
Who Cares About Wall Street Anymore? Why You Should
Wall Street might not seem relevant to your life, but the industry's hottest jobs tell us a lot about what 2016 will look like on a day to day basis.
October 19, 2015
Top 10 Cities That Never Recovered From the Great Recession
Despite the recession technically ending more than six years ago, the recovery process is ongoing and clearly uneven across the nation.
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 15, 2015
Why So Many Americans Are Choosing Credit Unions These Days
The growing popularity of credit unions is undeniable, especially in the wake of the financial crisis. Here's why memberships and savings balances are rising.
June 11, 2015
Why So Many Young People Hate the Stock Market
Young Americans have a difficult financial future ahead, especially when it comes to retirement. So why don't more millennials invest in stocks?
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?
June 07, 2015
How Wall Street Corruption Got Worse After the Recession
Illegal and unethical practices are still rampant in the financial services industry, and firms are using scare tactics to silence potential whistleblowers.
May 19, 2015
Teachers Are Going to Prison, Yet Wall Street Criminals Go Free
Teachers are being sentenced to prison in a cheating scandal, yet those who orchestrated the financial crisis got away scot free. What gives?
May 14, 2015
Clinton’s 2016 Campaign Needs Elizabeth Warren, Here’s Why
Among her Democratic peers, Warren remains an outsider in the field of contenders who could potentially replace Clinton.
May 14, 2015
Obama’s 4th Quarter: A Lame Duck or President Reborn?
What victories has Obama won?
May 13, 2015
This Is What the Recession Did to Millennials
Those who entered the job market during the worst of the crisis may forever be marked by it.
May 13, 2015
Can Starbucks Save the Middle Class from Financial Ruin?
The American middle class is exhausted. The coffee giant is trying to do something about it.
May 03, 2015
Broke? Stop Spending Money on Movie Tickets
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that even when times are tough, consumers continue to spend on pets and entertainment.
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 06, 2015
For Better or Worse: Obama Has Changed During His Presidency
Barack Obama is now a “wartime” president, or so headlines proclaimed after his announcement that the United States would significantly escalate airstrikes.
April 02, 2015
The One Major Problem With the Economic Recovery
The headline unemployment rate -- the share of jobless Americans that are actively working -- has fallen to its lowest level since the middle of 2008.
March 22, 2015
How Much Is the Average Retirement Age Really Rising?
Age is just a number, until you realize that it can also indicate how well you are prepared for retirement.
March 07, 2015
The Retirement Secret Nobody is Talking About
If it takes money to make money, then it takes patience to build wealth for retirement.
January 28, 2015
Are Americans Better Off Now Than a Year Ago?
While the economy is still trying to fully recover from the Great Recession, more Americans are feeling better about their personal situations.
January 20, 2015
3 Hard Retirement Truths Facing Baby Boomers
America’s retirement landscape is constantly changing as workers adapt to a new financial environment.
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.
December 09, 2014
How to Avoid Financial Regret in Retirement
Don't let bad money management now create financial problems for you in the future.
November 28, 2014
Is Debt America’s New National Pastime?
After five years of deleveraging imposed by the financial crisis, debt levels across the economy are on the rise.
November 11, 2014
7 States Infected With the Most Zombie Foreclosures
Zombie foreclosures are inhabiting neighborhoods across the country -- albeit at a slower pace than previous years.
November 05, 2014
5 of the Worst U.S. Government Failures
Government-orchestrated failures have increased throughout the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
October 18, 2014
Here’s Why Washington Still Needs to Worry About the Economy
The story painted by GDP data is a general one, and says little about who benefits from this greater economic prosperity.
October 18, 2014
5 Ways to Tell How Bad the Job Market Really Is
Labor market data can be opaque, so we have to use many different measures if we want to get a good picture of what's actually going on.