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The Roots of the Next Financial Crisis—How Wall Street Undermines Reform

As Wall Street money flows to Republicans, Democrats are scrambling to get back in big money’s good graces, writes Lawrence Lessig.<p>Fifty-one percent, …

KRUGMAN: The Fed May Have Just Made A Historic Mistake, And Done More Damage Than It Realizes

The markets puked on the news, and interest rates shot up, a move that was exacerbated by Bernanke himself saying he was not worried about the rise in rates.<p>According to Paul Krugman, it's possible this will end up as a "historic" mistake.<p>If the economy recovers, then fine, whatever, the Fed will …

Interest Rates

European Union Leaders Struggle To Decide Who Pays When Banks Fail

* EU talks end with no deal on rules to shut banks<p>* New law could impose losses on big savers, bondholders<p>* Germany's Schaeuble argues against flexibility in rules<p>* France's Moscovici, EU's Barnier say deal within reach<p>By John O'Donnell, Robin Emmott and Ingrid Melander<p>LUXEMBOURG, June 22 (Reuters) …

How Serious Is the Coming China Slowdown?

Not very -- at least not yet. But the risk of a steeper decline is there.<p>Reuters<p>Arthur Kroeber:<p>The recent gyrations on the Chinese inter-bank market underscore that the chief risk to global growth now comes from China. Make no mistake: credit policy will tighten substantially in the coming months, …

After The Fed Shock, Markets Are Set For More Turmoil

Fasten your seatbelts. And expect lots of turbulence.<p>If that was the message Ben Bernanke was trying to deliver when he said the Federal Reserve could soon start scaling back its massive stimulus program for the U.S. economy, it's safe to say investors received it loud and clear.<p>In fact, the …

Stock Markets

The scary reality of China’s debt crisis

The headlines today were awash with relief that China’s liquidity crisis has subsided, as the central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), finally came to the aid of banks after a week-long standoff. But it’s hard to look at this chart and see cause for relief:<p>“Keep in mind 8-9% is right on the …

Pessimism Grows In China

Everyone loves bad news. This is one of the reasons why the China hard landing story was such a best seller all last year and some hedgies still believe that ballooning bank debts there will ultimately crash the Chinese stock markets.<p>For sure, anyone who is short China’s benchmark indices is doing …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Blu Homes To Unveil First Prefab Home Model in Los Angeles

Green prefab homebuilding company Blu Homes announces its first SoCal model home on the occasion of Dwell on Design 2013.<p>Blu Homes, a leader in green prefabricated homes and an exhibiting sponsor at Dwell on Design, announced today that the company will unveil its first model home in the Los …

Los Angeles