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How a German filmmaker secretly captured Iran's illegal techno scene

She had to hide memory cards in her bra to collect footage of Iran's illegal desert raves. In her film "Raving Iran," director Susanne Regina Meures …

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not quite yet.<p>That's the decision the Federal Reserve is expected to deliver Wednesday when it announces to the financial world whether it will resume raising interest rates now — or wait until later, perhaps sometime soon.<p>Most economists say they think the Fed wants more time to …

A Really Big Short Still Awaits | Kevin Villani

When testifying in 2010 before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission into the financial crash, then Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke …

Who Needs Banks, Anyway?

Daft question? The solidity and reliability of the banking industry is the rock – the near certainty – on which most of our lifestyles have been founded. Until recently that is. Financial crises and new technologies are beginning to crack the four value pillars of banking’s operational code: …

Peer-to-peer

Developing nations would be $3.7 trillion richer if more people could handle their finances from their mobile phones

When was the last time you went to a bank branch to make a payment? Digital finance has transformed rich countries, where many now take for granted paying our bills online, sending money to our friends and family from our phone, and not having to wait in line at the bank.<p>In developing nations, …

Banking

What yesterday's hilariously awful testimony by Wells Fargo's CEO portends for his future

Yesterday, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf addressed the Senate Banking Committee about his bank's years of fraud, driven by threats of firing for …