In the debate over how to prevent the next financial crisis, the first fight has already erupted — and it’s over a proposal to create a new agency to protect consumers.

When New Frontier Bank failed in April, regulators failed to find a buyer, forcing the FDIC to absorb the roughly $2 billion in assets that were once owned by the Colorado-based lender.

Many owners of our country’s bonds are worried that the federal government is spending like inebriated sailors on shore leave to try and get the nation out of this economic mess.

The unemployment crisis is a nationwide concern, but the collapse of the auto industry has made joblessness in Detroit particularly painful.

The unemployment crisis is a nationwide concern, but the collapse of the auto industry has made Detroit joblessness particularly painful.

Home prices continued to tumble in April, falling 18.1% from a year earlier — but the month-over-month change in a closely watched real estate gauge narrowed sharply, indicating that housing markets may be starting to turn.

Traditionally the mission of talent agencies has been to find jobs for actors, directors, and writers. In exchange, the agencies take 10% of their clients’ fees — the trade paper Variety even refers to these firms with the sobriquet „tenpercenteries.” But agency upheavals like the recent merger of the venerable William Morris Agency with the upstart Endeavor suggest their world is changing. Among other things, success will depend on how the merged agency’s leader, Ari Emanuel (brother of Obama chief of staff Rahm and the model for the HBO show Entourage’s Ari Gold character), and his partners finesse the balance between old-style and new-style Hollywood dealmaking.

We współczesnej gospodarce przedsiębiorstwa powoli (a w Polsce – jeszcze powolniej) odchodzą od tradycyjnego traktowania nieruchomości jako zasobu biernego, który tylko się posiada na własność. Nowoczesne zarządzanie finansami firm podchodzi do tematu dwojako: albo poprzez osłabienie…

Przed przystąpieniem do wykorzystywania nieruchomości jako aktywnego środka finansowego, trzeba ją dokładnie zidentyfikować, opisać i ocenić jej stan. Wbrew pozorom może to stanowić kłopot (choćby niedokładne wymierzenie działki lub nie do końca przejrzyste prawa własności terenu pod budynkiem), dlatego trzeba dmuchać na zimne. Nie ma nic gorszego niż trzymanie w ręku pięknego projektu finansowego, gdy urzędnik bankowy informuje, że coś jest nie tak z naszym nieruchomościowym zabezpieczeniem.

Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson will return to Capitol Hill later this month to testify before lawmakers investigating the government’s role in last fall’s Bank of America acquisition of troubled Merrill Lynch.

A burst of applause erupted in the ornate 9th floor ceremonial courtroom of Manhattan’s U.S. District Court as Judge Denny Chin proclaimed, „Bernard L. Madoff shall be and hereby is sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 150 years.”

A federal judge sentenced Bernard Madoff, the convicted mastermind of the largest and most sweeping Ponzi scheme ever, to the maximum sentence of 150 years in federal court Monday.

Victims urged a judge to hand down the maximum life sentence against Bernard Madoff, the mastermind of the largest and most sweeping Ponzi scheme ever, in federal court Monday.

The House approved a sweeping energy and climate bill Friday which could for the first time usher in widespread government restrictions on greenhouse gases and help renewable energy become cost competitive with fossil fuels.

Despite travelers taking to the road for vacations and the Independence Day weekend coming up, gasoline prices in the United States are unchanged from two weeks ago, according to a survey published Sunday.

Bernard Madoff, the mastermind of the largest and most sweeping Ponzi scheme ever, faces the possibility Monday of being sent to prison for the rest of his life.

Yes, the federal government does a lot of stupid things. And yes, it’s easy to see why Wall Street firms are bailing out of the Troubled Asset Relief Program: to avoid having to deal with the government’s ever-changing rules and with publicity-hungry congressmen. (Is there any other kind?) But that doesn’t excuse the way that Wall Street is engaged in selective memory now that the government has shelled out trillions of taxpayer dollars to keep the Street alive. Wall Street, which I define as our major financial institutions, is complaining that the government is messing up the financial system through its attempts at reregulation, its new credit card rules, and its invention of things such as a pay czar.

Despite travelers taking to the road for vacations and the Independence Day weekend coming up, gasoline prices in the United States are unchanged from two weeks ago, according to a survey published Sunday.