Natalie Ciavarella

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Dollar index soars to nearly 9-year high

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The U.S. dollar soared Friday, building on big gains scored in 2014, on expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest …

Economics

Hair Dye: A History

People have been coloring their hair since ancient times. But still, most know relatively little about the chemistry—and its implications for health.<p>Every two months, Barclay Cunningham goes through a process that begins with taking an antihistamine tablet. After a few hours, she smears a thick …

Mexico central bank to adjust growth forecast next week: Carstens | Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s Central Bank will adjust its annual growth forecast next week, Gov. Agustin Carstens said on Wednesday, though many analysts have already scaled back their own expectations and have voiced worry about flaring violence in the country.<p>Bank of Mexico Governor Agustin …

Fixed penalty

ONCE again, a handful of the world’s largest banks have agreed to pay vast amounts of money to settle an investigation, this time concerning the …

20 Gifs That Explain How Things Work

Sometimes you just need an image to help you understand something. And if that image is in motion and shows you something that you otherwise would …

ECB set to keep gunpowder dry as economic gloom deepens

Despite growing pressure for more action to ward off the spectre of deflation in the single currency area, ECB President Mario Draghi will likely argue that a raft of previous radical measures still need time to unfold, the analysts argued.<p>"We do not expect the ECB to announce new measures. The ECB …

Everything You Need To Know Before The Big ECB Meeting On Thursday

The headline measure of inflation rose to 0.4% in October, up from 0.3%. That gives the ECB a little more room to breathe. For the last four months, inflation has been at either 0.4% or 0.3%, so concerns about a deflationary spiral might look a little less likely.<p>But the ECB's target for inflation …

Dollar underpinned by GDP, BOJ next in focus | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar held at four-week highs against a basket of major currencies early on Friday, getting another boost from encouraging growth data a day after the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat assessment on the economy.<p>U.S. one-hundred dollar bills are seen in this photo illustration …

Can Barclays’s Shrunken Investment Bank Still Compete?

Ever since the financial crisis, bankers have struggled to restore their reputations and reshape their businesses for today’s harsher regulatory …

Penalise 'bad apple' traders, suggests Bank of England

<b>More should be done to punish traders who try to manipulate financial markets, the deputy governor of the Bank of England has said.</b><p>Minouche Shafik said the Bank's consultation into rebuilding trust in financial markets, should consider stronger penalties for what she called "bad apples".<p>Ms Shafik …

Review: David Kind Eyewear Brings a Personal Touch to E-Commerce

David Kind set out to bring luxury eyewear direct to consumers and in doing so, took e-commerce to a new level of personal attention. The Los …

U.S. senator asks Internet providers to commit to no 'fast lanes' | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on Thursday pressed large Internet providers to pledge that they will not strike deals that may help some websites load faster than others or give similar “fast lanes” to affiliated services.<p>Democratic Senator Patrick …

Here Are the European Banks That Failed the Stress Tests

Twenty-five European banks wouldn’t be able to survive a swath of economic and financial shocks, European regulators said Sunday as they announced the results of “stress tests” on 150 major lenders across the continent.

This Map Identifies The Skill Set That Defines Each Big City

LinkedIn's Sohan Murthy posted a fascinating interactive map showing the most disproportionately common skills listed by LinkedIn users in cities across the US and Europe.<p>Here's a screengrab of the basic map for the US:<p>Cities are color-coded based on what skill group most outperformed the nation as …

New York City

Coffee, tea, or Chablis? JetBlue flies high with new wine choices

Flying can be an unnerving experience, and sometimes there’s nothing you can to do except kick back and have a drink. JetBlue (JBLU) clearly …

End of Fed bond buying may nudge mortgage rates

The Federal Reserve this week is expected to remove one of the two crutches supporting the economy since the 2008 financial crisis, ending bond purchases that have held down long-term interest rates.<p>The anticipated decision to halt so-called quantitative easing at a two-day Fed meeting that begins …

Twenty-four European banks fail financial stress tests

European Banking Authority finds €25bn black hole in finances with nine banks in Italy failing the tests<p>One in five European banks have failed crucial tests of their financial strength, leaving a €25bn (£19.6bn) capital hole in the continent’s banking system at a time of renewed fears that the …

Don’t Be Distracted by the Pass Rate in ECB’s Bank Exams

For investors, the European Central Bank’s yearlong evaluation of the region’s banks isn’t just about who passes and who fails.<p>The bigger question …

ECB Stress Tests: Which Banks Will Fail?

October 24th, 2014, 10:57 AM UTC<p>Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- All eyes will be on Europe this weekend as the much-anticipated results of the ECB's …

From London to New York to LA to Tokyo, bankers won't be so fancy any more

We passed the wrecked Ferraris on our way to celebrate at a London restaurant famous for its Flaming Ferraris, a cocktail designed for young bankers. In the cab were four young bankers, a senior banker, and myself. We had earlier in the week been told our year-end bonuses.<p>The senior banker, already …

Portrait de ville: Marseille

<i>Portrait de Ville: Marseille</i> is is a small but delectable volume of photography by Olivier Amsellem, produced for the City Portraits series by …

Photography

Bulgari Milano

When an Italian jewellery brand opens a hotel you’d be correct in thinking they won’t be messing around. The Bulgari experience starts in the lobby …

Les adresses de Dries Van Noten à Anvers

VOGUE HOMMES CARNET D'ADRESSES<p>Depuis près de 30 ans, Dries Van Noten trace le sillon d’une garde-robe érudite, un voyage au charme bohème et à …

The Visual Encyclopedia of Russian Prison Tattoos

We spoke to the publisher of a book about Soviet prison ink about what tattoos would mark you as a thief, a homosexual, or a high-ranking criminal.<p><i>We know you're busy. You probably haven't had time to read every article we've published on VICE.com, so we're re-featuring some of our old favorites.</i> …

Body Art

The Fed's Inflation Jedi Mind Trick

Inflation expectations have been falling for months, and that has some people worried. They say that the Federal Reserve should raise those …

Equality of opportunity a worthy goal: Fed's Rosengren

BOSTON (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official said on Saturday that equality of opportunity is a worthy social goal that has not yet been achieved in the United States.<p>The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's President and CEO Eric S. Rosengren speaks during the "Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the …