Alessandro Castagnetti

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BMW Is Offering Some Aggressive Ways To Make Its New Coupe More Fun To Drive

Motor AuthorityBMW's new 4-Series (the replacement for the 3-Series Coupe) isn't even in showrooms yet but the German automaker has already revealed the first batch of M Performance accessories for the car.<p>They include aesthetic pieces as well as some serious performance mods and should be …

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When You Get Right Down To It, Bank Earnings Still Kind Of Stunk

Sizing up the competition is Wall Street's all-time favorite parlor game — especially during earnings season.<p>Now that Q2 results have rolled in, the wait is over.<p>Big banks posted big numbers last quarter, with sales and trading revenue exceeding expectations and wealth advising continuing to …

The Government's Never Ending War Against Billionaire Trader Steve Cohen

On a sweltering hot summer Friday afternoon on Wall Street, the Securities & Exchange Commission filed an administrative action against Steve Cohen, accusing one of the richest and most successful traders of his generation of failing to supervise his employees while they were engaged in insider …

Detroit’s Bankruptcy Raises Questions That Go Far Beyond the City Limits

The largest and most complex municipal bankruptcy in American history could affect everything from municipal bonds to pension funds, writes Stephen …

8 reasons our economy is more dysfunctional than ever

Self-sacrifice, fear and lowered expectations are the new normal in post-recession America<p>There’s a new normal in the American economy for vast slices of society and it’s discouragingly tough, despite all the cheerleading from the White House and economists that the country is in a slow but steady …

MBank And The Future Of Responsive Banking

I’m not a huge fan of banks, but when senior director Michal Panowicz approached me about mBank, my interest was piqued. How could a banking spin-off of BRE Bank and founded in 2000 create one of the coolest, most high-tech banking experiences I’ve seen? The more important question, however, was …