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Commentary & Opinion
October 18, 2013 Misleading Numbers on 401(k)’sSource: Floyd Norris, NY Times
Are you upset about what happened to your 401(k) account during and after the financial crisis? Perhaps you shouldn’t be, says a trade group for the companies that manage those accounts.
October 17, 2013 The Bloodlust of Pundits Swirls Around Jamie DimonSource: NY Times
Jamie Dimon should be fired. That seems to be the conclusion of some in the pundit class about JPMorgan Chase’s chairman and chief executive. Writers, editors and bloggers have made it clear that they want his scalp: “NOW Are We...
October 16, 2013 Why ethical investments are beating the non-ethical
What Investment - This week is National Ethical Investment Week, which encourages investors to think about where they put their money and why. Driven by the growing recognition of the need for companies to take a long-term...
October 11, 2013 Are Disasters Lurking in European Banks? Who Knows?Source: Floyd Norris, NY Times
Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, gave a generally upbeat speech on Thursday. “We have seen much progress in the banking sector of the euro area,” he told the Economics Club of New York.
Source: Eiris Blog
What does the post-2015 agenda of Sustainable Development Goals mean for investors? This year I was fortunate enough to join over 1,000 Corporate Leaders at the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Leaders Summit in New York. The...
October 10, 2013 Daily Self HelpSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
We saw Gravity last weekend and like so many others I immediately thought of the equity market. Karen hates how movie trailers today tell the whole story (guess it saves one having to see films), so I’ll offer but a glimpse. At...
October 8, 2013 Why the Debt Ceiling MattersSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
The word we keep hearing is “catastrophe.” “A U.S. Default Seen as Catastrophe, Dwarfing Lehman’s Fall,” screams the headline in Bloomberg Businessweek. “A default would be unprecedented and has the potential to be catastrophic,”...
October 7, 2013 Five Reasons to Fear the Debt Ceiling - editorialSource: Bloomberg
The global economy is facing a bizarre man-made threat: Radical legislators in the U.S., issuer of the world’s most trusted currency, think forcing the government to renege on its obligations would be a good way to shock it into...
October 7, 2013 Growing wealth gap opens gate to unrest: Our viewSource: USA Today
The impact of America's growing income inequality can be seen in protests, ranging from Occupy Wall Street in 2011 to the fast-food worker strikes this summer, and also in the changing political landscape where Democratic...
October 7, 2013 At the S.E.C., a Question of Home-Court EdgeSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
SINCE Mary Jo White settled in as chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, lots of tough talk has emanated from the agency about enforcement priorities. Just last week, Andrew Ceresney, co-director of enforcement,...
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