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As a legislator, Mick Mulvaney called the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) a “sick, sad, joke.” Now that he's the head of the CFPB, he's been undercutting the agency—while US consumers face a barrage of financial frauds, debt collection frauds, and unscrupulous lending practices. The CFPB ...
The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield has broken through the "psychologically important" level of 3 percent, leaving analysts contemplating what it could mean the future of asset markets and, ... Central banks tapped into bond markets in the wake of the global financial crisis in 2008 to boost their economies.

Suss out the good advice. Experts note that there are valuable takeaways from these stories of extreme debt payoff, savings and other financial strategies. They tend to preach budgeting, show anti-consumer lifestyles and teach readers to understand the basics of personal finance. Take away those helpful ...
The nation's hospitals last year found themselves more cash-strapped than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis and the outlook is not expected to get any better over the next ... The aging American population and growing debt problems are also cited by Moody's as factors pressuring hospital systems.
Professor Diamond refused to be drawn on when, or where in the financial system, the next crisis could break out, saying “if you think crises are about fear ... Outstanding leveraged loans in the US – which provide high interest finance for companies with weak credit ratings and in which many retail investors ...
The global economy is more deeply indebted than before the financial crisis and countries need to take immediate action to improve their finances before the ... The Washington-based institution used its half-yearly fiscal monitor to single out the US for particular criticism, saying that Donald Trump's fiscal ...

Most of the banks providing the bankruptcy funding were lenders to Remington before its current financial problems, according to court records. Without the funds, Remington may have been forced to go out of business and the banks could have seen their investment crash in value. The company and its ...
The United States plans to sell about $294 billion of debt, according to the Treasury Department. That's the highest for a week ... At the same time, the Federal Reserve has stopped buying US debt as it unwinds a financial crisis-era program that was aimed at keeping borrowing costs low. And investors are ...
US stocks this year are at risk of ending their outperformance trend over global stocks, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The S&P 500, a benchmark of US stocks, has outperformed the MSCI All-Country World Index through most of the post-financial-crisis era. The index, however, "still shows signs of a 2-year+ top ...
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed new rules to soften regulation introduced in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. ... on regulation are a "bad thing," Larry Thompson, the vice chairman of DTCC (Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation), an American post-trade financial services company, told CNBC.
The Fed said it would raise its benchmark interest rate to a range of 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent, marking the sixth time since the financial crisis that it has ... Officials also increased their expectations for economic growth this year in the United States, declaring that “the economic outlook has strengthened in ...
The ultimate indicator of personal economic confidence is the determination to perpetuate the species and have children. The chart below shows annual US births from 1910 through 2017, and it is estimated there were 3.84 million births in 2017, nearly a hundred thousand fewer than in 2016. The 2017 ...
For more than three decades, the Mendocino Brewing Co. taproom has served as a mecca for beer lovers and a place where pioneers of the American craft beer movement visited to learn more about a beverage that has now become ubiquitous across the country. Originally located in Hopland and later ...
The US financial crisis that resulted from a ruptured housing bubble is now ten years old, and investors fretting over a serially record-setting stock market are searching for pockets of risk in various corners of the financial system. The first spot they tend to look is at student loans which, while only a fraction of ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chief financial officer of the Oklahoma State Department of Health says he was on the job only a few weeks before he ... who was hired at DHS in April, testified for more than three hours Friday before a special House committee investigating financial problems at the agency.
The combination of loose money and fiscal austerity may have prevented a financial meltdown, but has had profound distributional effects that are only now being grappled with. While austerity programmes lowered the level of support available for those at the bottom of the income distribution, quantitative ...
Despite the laudable blockchain technology and the great opportunities it offers in enabling quicker transactions, numerous problems can be .... in the US and their ensuing derivatives held by financial institutions resulted in a credit crunch among banks which precipitated the financial crisis a year later.

And if you look at the stock and asset markets, as Donald Trump tends to do (and as Barack Obama did, too), you'd think all is fine with the world. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose about 24% last year. The Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index rose 6.20%. The price of one bitcoin rose about 1,646%.
... equivalent of the 2008 financial meltdown," Eurasia Group warns. The presidency of Donald Trump has left the world without clear leadership, raising geopolitical uncertainty, the risk consultancy says. Some of the Eurasia Group's top risks include China filling the vacuum left by the United States and the ...
"They have enough capital to absorb not one financial crisis but two ... Mayo estimates the fourth-largest U.S. bank by assets could double in ...
The financial crisis created a precariat army of RV-nomad seniors who ... “We've had folks in their eighties who do a phenomenal job for us,” noted ... of every four workampers in the United States will have worked for Amazon.
A HORRIFIC war between North Korea and the United States is set to break out in the coming months, and will trigger a devastating financial crisis, ... Korea and the US, an economic meltdown is inevitable and set to hit in the next .... 2018, this is not a three year problem - this is six to eight month problem.".
'Dangerous volatility' is inciting flashbacks to the financial crisis ... away from heavy weightings toward equities, particularly US stocks.
A stronger US economy lifted American household incomes last year and drove the poverty rate down to the level seen before the financial ...
Ten years after the financial crisis exploded, is the government finally going after the individual bankers who helped cause it? The Department ...
Though it seems there is no imminent crisis, the threat of a financial ... on the US, there are more important financial stability risks emanating ...
There are only around 125 million households in the U.S. ... On top of that, financial disclosures show that three top Equifax executives sold ... resurfaced old problems related to the collection—and protection—of financial data. ... the financial industry, that Equifax had been deceiving American consumers, ...
"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer looks back at how the 2008 recession changed the way he viewed the market and his show. Cramer says that ...
A new report from Beth Ann Bovino, chief US economist at S&P Global Ratings, says if the debt ceiling is breached, it would be worse for the ...
Ms. Yellen's forceful support for financial regulation may complicate ... One goal of the changes enacted since the crisis is to guard against the problems that regulators do ... has threatened measures to restrict imports to the United States. ... “This may seem obvious to us, but for many decades, economists ...
US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin signed a Treasury paper urging reform of ... He argued that the United States' political system “may be taking us in a direction ... wants to go back to the status quo before the great financial crisis”. ... “meet the needs of the US financial system and the American people”.
All things considered, the financial markets took the Kim and Trump show in their stride. ... there will be no war between the US and North Korea, nuclear or otherwise, ... In the 25 years leading up to the financial crisis, China developed a ... Alan Greenspan solved the problem of the bursting of the dotcom ...
Those of us who were active in financial markets at the time remember that event as the beginning of the worst global financial crisis since the ...
"RBS is probably the poster child of the financial crisis and we're well ... leaving RBS behind us, because that was the global brand that we ...
China's economic performance impressive since financial crisis: U.S. economist ... while the equivalent figures for the United States and euro area are 1.4 ... executive vice president and chief economist of American financial ...
In an attempt to avoid a collapse of the financial system, the US central ... According to the Financial Times, the American student loans market is ... in default, a problem that is likely to worsen amid a lackluster economic recovery. ... to ensure financial stability, which he said would allow debt problems to be ...
Investors are souring on US stocks to an extent not seen since the start of the financial crisis. Global fund managers have a 20% net ...
Ten years on from the start of the financial crisis, how the mighty have ... billions of euros—because of a lack of liquidity in the US markets.
Nearly a decade past the worst American financial crisis since the Great Depression, millions continue to rebuild their lives in an economy that was, in large measure, shattered by an imploding mortgage market.
Credit strategists are increasingly disturbed by a sudden and rare contraction of US bank lending, fearing a synchronised slowdown in the US and China this year that could catch euphoric markets badly off guard. One key measure of US ... We have not ...
The recently released United Nations report, World Economic Situation and Prospects 2017 (WESP 2017) is the only recent report of a multilateral inter-governmental organization to recognize these problems, especially as they are relevant to the ...
Trader Daniel Leporin, foreground, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Stocks are treading water in early trading as gains in high-dividend stocks are outweighed by drops in banks and other sectors.
I'm not a fan of the "greed is good" mentality of Wall Street investment firms. But the next financial crisis that rocks America won't be driven by bankers behaving ...
A U.S. board overseeing the finances of the bankrupt territory of Puerto Rico announced that it is hiring Ukraine's former finance minister to steer the Caribbean island out of crisis. Natalie Jaresko served at a critical time in Ukraine's history from ...
Borrowers buying homes with bigger and bigger mortgages. Specialist lenders taking business from banks by offering more aggressive loan terms.
In Financial Crisis, Contagion, and Containment: From Asia to Argentina, Padma Desai addresses important concerns about emerging market economies' compatibility with inherently volatile global financial markets. Desai is the Gladys and Roland Harriman ...
The Fed survey found that more than half of young people age 25 to 39 who reported that as children they worried over things like having enough food were currently facing financial challenges. That was double the number with financial troubles who did ...
Private schools near us cost $10,000 to $20,000 a year, depending on school and grade. We are concerned with ... The amount of financial problems which could be both solved and avoided by simply reconciling your spending with your spoken priorities is ...
Sears says its business is struggling to keep its doors open. NBC 5 Responds looks back at the history of the American department store icon.
Mounting concerns in financial circles over the political crisis of the Trump administration intersected with negative economic trends to send US stocks sharply lower on Tuesday. The sell-off on Wall Street, the first drop of more than 1 percent since ...


 

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