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Gretchen Morgenson Columns
July 16, 2012 Here Comes the Catch in Home Equity LoansSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
IS the housing market finally coming back from the dead? Recent data suggests as much. New homes are being built again. Sales of existing ones are rising — up nearly 10 percent in May from the same month of 2011. Also in May,...
July 9, 2012 The British, at Least, Are Getting ToughSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
THE unfolding story of how Barclays — and, in all likelihood, other big banks — rigged interest rates is full of telling tidbits about the way Wall Street works. It also represents yet another teachable moment.
July 5, 2012 Court Papers Undercut Ratings Agencies' DefenseSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
Documents in a civil suit in federal court appear to threaten a legal defense that credit ratings agencies have long used to fend off liability for misjudging securities that later cost investors vast sums in losses.
July 2, 2012 He Felled a Giant, but He Can’t CollectSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
That’s the view of Michael Winston, a former executive at Countrywide Financial, the subprime lending machine that was swallowed up by Bank of America in 2008. Mr. Winston won a wrongful-dismissal and retaliation case against the...
June 25, 2012 Suggested Safeguards Irk Fund IndustrySource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
FOR a moment last week, watching the Senate Banking Committee hearings on money market mutual fund reforms, I thought I had fallen into a time warp. As Mary L. Schapiro, the chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission,...
June 19, 2012 Yes, Wall Street Can Reach OutSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
WITH unemployment just above 8 percent, it’s clear that finding a job is tough for many Americans. But for war veterans, particularly disabled ones, it’s even tougher. Nearly one of every three young male veterans was out of work...
June 11, 2012 Banks Could Return a Favor to Governments - Fair GameSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
State and local governments looking to refinance bonds are stuck in Wall Street swap deals with high interest rates — so why not save some public money?
In a speech about the 2008 financial crisis, Pulitzer Prize-winner business reporter Gretchen Morgenson identifies the reasons why no one has been held accountable. Addressing an audience at The Kirby Center of Hillsdale College,...
June 3, 2012 The Curtain Opens on 401(k) FeesSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
IF recent stock market gyrations have taken a bite out of your 401(k), get ready for more discomfort. You’re about to learn how much you’re paying just to maintain that account.
Source: Sustainable Business
Following up on our previous article, which reported on the record increase in greenhouse gas emissions in 2011, and the limited progress in Bonn the past two weeks, what's expected at the coming Rio+20 conference?
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