Category: Markets

Lawmaker Seeks To Extend 3D-Printed Gun Ban Bill To Ammo Magazines And Other Components

Lawmaker Seeks To Extend 3D-Printed Gun Ban Bill To Ammo Magazines And Other Components

One of Defense Distributed’s AR-15 with a 3D-printed lower receiver and magazine. New York congressman Steve Israel has become the government’s most outspoken critic of a science fictional idea quickly approaching reality: 3D-printed guns....

Latest ‘Occupy’ Movement Targets Goldman Sachs

Latest ‘Occupy’ Movement Targets Goldman Sachs

From the people that brought you Occupy Wall Street, comes a new chapter in American financial follies. This one targets Goldman Sachs in particular. The Vancouver-based magazine Adbusters put out an email alert to...

The IMF’s Christine Lagarde: Can She Fix Europe?

The IMF’s Christine Lagarde: Can She Fix Europe?

There was a time not that long ago when the International Monetary Fund was an obscure body whose financial work was a mystery to most regular people. Then its Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn put...

Too Big To Fail: 3 Lessons of the “London Whale” Debacle

Too Big To Fail: 3 Lessons of the “London Whale” Debacle

Of the many scandals that have plagued Wall Street of late, the “London Whale” trades, which cost banking giant JPMorgan Chase more than $6 billion, has captured the attention of the financial media more than any...

South by Southwest (SXSW): Aereo vs. the Cable Bundle

South by Southwest (SXSW): Aereo vs. the Cable Bundle

To me, the most tantalizing thing about Aereo — the startup, backed by Barry Diller’s IAC, which let you watch live and time-shifted broadcast TV over the Internet on a TV or iOS device...

US Stocks Close Lower, Ending Dow’s 10-Day Rally

US Stocks Close Lower, Ending Dow’s 10-Day Rally

U.S. stocks fell Friday, ending the longest winning streak for the Dow Jones industrial average in nearly 17 years. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 25.03 points, or 0.2 percent, to 14,514.11. The Standard...

Book: Wall Street’s Biggest (and Most Dangerous) Untruth

Book: Wall Street’s Biggest (and Most Dangerous) Untruth

Four and a half years after the passage of TARP, one thing is abundantly clear: The American public really, really hates bank bailouts. And yet, nearly three years after the passage of the Dodd-Frank...

Will Reform of Fannie and Freddie Kill the 30-Year Mortgage?

Will Reform of Fannie and Freddie Kill the 30-Year Mortgage?

The sequester is all anybody wants to talk about. I get it: It’s the hip new crisis sweeping Washington. But remember Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? You know, the once quasi-independent housing giants whose...