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Cartoon: What Can We Learn From The Titanosaur?

“It wasn’t the ice age that killed you off…”

January 21, 2016
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4 Issues To Watch When Clinton And Sanders Debate Next Week

As the campaign progresses, differences between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have become increasingly clear.

October 7, 2015
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Republicans In Congress Begin New Effort To Water Down Dodd-Frank Law

Congressional Republicans wasted no time before trying to roll back Wall Street reforms.

January 14, 2015

Citigroup Becomes Its Own Self-Serving Lawmaker

It’s easy to dodge government regulation when you write the laws yourself.

December 24, 2014

Are We There Yet? The Next Big Crash Might Be Around the Corner

How cheap gas prices could signal a major problem for the market.

December 8, 2014

Election 2014: The Rise Of A Stealth Oligarchy

Dark money was the biggest winner of the midterms.

November 6, 2014

Wells Fargo To Pay $5 Million To Settle Discrimination Allegations

Find out why the big bank is about to pay up.

October 9, 2014

U.S. Regulator Says Big Banks Still Threaten Economy

New York (AFP) – U.S. regulators warned Tuesday that 11 giant banks have unrealistic contingency plans in the event of bankruptcy and warned that if they fail they could plunge the world into a new financial crisis. The Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation said the 11 titans, popularly known as “those too big […]

August 6, 2014

UBS Charged With Tax Fraud In France

Paris (AFP) – Swiss bank UBS was on Wednesday charged with tax fraud in Paris for allegedly helping rich French clients to hide money in Switzerland, a judicial source said. The bank, which was already under investigation for illegal solicitation of customers in France, will now have to pay a total bail of 1.1 billion […]

July 23, 2014

A Banker In Jail?

July 17, 2014

Scandal-Hit Barclays Bank Axes Jobs, Raises Bonuses

London (AFP) – Barclays will axe thousands of jobs and raise bonuses for its investment bankers this year, the under-fire British lender announced on Tuesday after posting a return to annual profits. Chief executive Antony Jenkins, who has himself declined a huge bonus as Barclays is probed along with other banks over possible manipulation of […]

February 11, 2014

No Wolves On Wall Street

January 20, 2014

Attorney General Schneiderman Backs OWS, But Will It Help His Anti-Bank Push?

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a progressive champion for his aggressive posture toward the big banks at the heart of the 2008 financial crisis and the foreclosures still rippling through the economy, backed the Occupy Wall Street protests, obliquely, in a statement today: “These demonstrations are a stark reminder that many Americans have lost […]

October 7, 2011

Feds Sue Big Banks Over Mortgage-Backed Securities

NEW YORK (AP) — The government on Friday sued 17 financial firms, including the largest U.S. banks, for selling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac billions of dollars worth of mortgage-backed securities that turned toxic when the housing market collapsed. Among those targeted by the lawsuits were Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., JP Morgan Chase […]

September 3, 2011