What’s Behind the U.S. Suing Big Banks Over Mortgage-Backed Securities?
More bank stock declines and less lending could be in store as financial institutions face another massive round of lawsuits. The Federal Housing Finance Agency sued 17 banks on Sept. 2, alleging that the financial institutions committed securities violations in the lead-up to the recent financial crisis.
Top 10 Industry Donors to Congressional Deficit Panel Members
Political contributions tracker MapLight analyzes campaign contributions to the 12 members of the 'Super Committee' that Congress appointed to reduce the nation's debt.
Look at GOP Candidates; Markowitz Defends MPT; 10 Team Building Mistakes: August Research—Slideshow
Author and analyst Nicole Gelinas laments the absence of meaningful debate on the one key issue in today’s economy: the houses of debt Americans are living in. Plus, practical advice on teambuilding, storyselling and more...
10 Best Investments for a Default or Downgrade
Municipal investments are at risk of default, money markets have broken the buck and now the U.S. Government is at threat of a downgrade—where in the world can investors find safety?
The Presenter as Mentor
Drive your seminar attendees to action, not distraction — become a better storyteller. Indeed, two of the most powerful presentations in history, Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, used storytelling as a structural device.
Japan Quake: Nuclear Disaster Hits Power Stocks
The unexpected magnitude of the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan has led to a substantial reevaluation around the world of the safety of nuclear power, and has taken a toll on the values of companies engaged in the business.
The Birth of Hedge Funds
Alfred Winslow Jones was a financial journalist before he became a wildly successful investor who would be known as the father of the hedge fund...
What Goes Around Comes Around
Bob Burg started out broadcasting the news on radio and television. But it is the information he has imparted for 18 years now as a...
Before Obama Speech, American Energy Innovation Council Pushes Agenda
With President Obama set to address the Gulf oil spill, cap and trade legislation, and alternative energy sources in a speech to the nation Tuesday night, June 15, the country's top business leaders want it known they have ideas of their own.
Land of Milk and Money
In their recent book, Start-Up Nation, Dan Senor and Saul Singer argue that one of the main reasons Israel has had such success in starting...