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Opinion: Stopping Ebola lacks one crucial thing: money

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — In a world full of conflict, suffering and threats, Ebola stands alone.<p>Drones don’t work. You can’t bomb it into …

Disease

Opinion: The new AIG lawsuit should enrage every American taxpayer

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Imagine you have a friend who drinks a lot and often.<p>Until now, they always seem to have a good time. He tells the best …

Finance

Opinion: 5 lessons you should learn from the stock-market selloff

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — “Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.”<p>Are you as tired of reading that as I am of …

Stock Markets

Opinion: This is who’s getting really walloped by the stock slide

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — What a week. The stock market is having a sale. Or less euphemistically, we’re all getting clobbered.<p>Or are we?<p>Since …

Stock Markets

6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands?

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Venture capitalist Timothy C. Draper is on to something. How do you fix one dysfunctional state government? Create five …

Rhode Island

Moynihan’s vision blocked by Lewis’ shadow

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — He’s in his fourth year as chief executive of Bank of America Corp., but it’s still difficult to distinguish whether …

Bank of America

5 ways banks hurt the poor

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Jamie Dimon has a message for his bank’s investors who may be concerned about rising costs for those struggling to get …

Finance

For Citigroup investors, it’s deja vu all over again

Michael Corbat is the new guy with an old problem.<p>That, of course, is how to manage the company he leads, Citigroup Inc. C, -0.51%<p>So it’s not …

Markets

This Wall Street bonus is well deserved

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Even those most critical of Wall Street bailouts and excess can’t be too outraged about the $6 million bonus handed out …

Wall Street

Tread lightly on mortgage ‘reform’

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — We hear a lot of noise these days about the worthiness of food stamps, the minimum wage, corporate welfare, real …

San Francisco

Facebook’s Zuckerberg has a lot riding on WhatsApp

The knock against Mark Zuckerberg has always been that he was a kid who, as one Silicon Valley worker put it to me, grew up on a PC, not a mobile …

Silicon Valley

Laughing all the way to an economic crash

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Oh how they laughed as the economy was crashing.<p>“There are some critics who say we panicked in response to the market …

Commercial Real Estate

How bitcoin can turn it around

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — How bad is the bitcoin fiasco? You’d be better off keeping your money at a bank.<p>The sudden disappearance of bitcoin …

Bitcoin

Like cable, this deal is essentially nonessential

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — In the good old U.S. of A. there are probably three business services that citizens can be counted on to complain about …

Health Care

The myth of sex, drugs and money on Wall Street

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — This Oscar season, voters are considering two movies that tackle the dark side of Wall Street life: addiction to …

Wall Street

U.S. banks can match China’s for corruption

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Tian xià wu ya yi yàng hei.<p>I may not have the translation exactly correct, but in Mandarin, loosely, the expression …

Corruption

Andrew Ross Sorkin Is Not Sorry For Ripping Off Apology Website

Last week, DealBook editor Andrew Ross Sorkin launched a new running feature called #ApologyWatch, with which Sorkin and co-apology-watcher Dov …

On Wall Street, workers talk, CEOs walk

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — So, what’s disgraced hedge-fund manager Steven Cohen up to these days?<p>Another party?<p>Art shopping?<p>Testing the real …

Wall Street

Wall Street ‘Wolves’ Inside of Us

By<p>David Weidner<p>David Weidner<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@davidweidner<p>davidweidner<p>David.Weidner@wsj.com<p>“Money makes you a good person,” says Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Jordan Belfort in “The Wolf of Wall Street.”<p>Just as Gordon Gekko argued that “greed is good” in Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street” …

The myth of bank settlements

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Bank settlements are a bit like those terrifying jail sentences we hear about in criminal cases: If John Doe is …

Finance

Is the market about to get an M&A boost?

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — For investors poised for a mergers-and-acquisitions-fueled rally, the announced $16 billion buyout of Jim Beam by …

Markets

How ‘black squirrels’ came to plague Wall Street

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Investors have been complaining about unfair treatment in the markets since they started trading stocks under the …

Stock Markets

Another cheater wins on Wall Street

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Last weekend while millions of us hard-working, play-by-the-rules Americans sought to rest and recover from a long week …

Wall Street

WSJ What's News -- Is Your City The Next Detroit

Marketwatch's David Weidner and WSJ This Morning's John Metaxas discuss whether the your city will follow Detroit into bankruptcy.<p>We Want to <b>Hear from</b> …

Wall Street

Panic about Detroit

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Detroit’s bankruptcy filing is like a rock song by Michigan native son Ted Nugent. It’s so simple, it leaves a lot to …

Public Sector

Morgan Stanley finds its inner broker

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — There have been a lot of earning surprises this week from the financial sector, but Morgan Stanley’s stands out because …

Morgan Stanley

Why it feels as if Goldman disappointed

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s strong quarterly results have all the trappings of a financial institution riding the wave …

Goldman Sachs

Glass-Steagall Is Necessary, but the Argument for It Isn’t

A realistic course emerges for Citigroup

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Citigroup Inc. is never going to attain the value investors once put on the brand. The financial crisis took too big a …

Citigroup