Wall Street and Washington conspire to destabilize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.
Most days, Juana Reyes stays past 10 pm to pick up the half-eaten lunches and crumpled printouts left behind by bankers and traders at the Southeast Financial Center, which houses heavy hitters like Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. But for the last four years, the 60-year-old Nicaragua native says ... More >>
By and larger Wall Street's movers and shakers have always been insufferable, out-of-touch husks of human beings driven solely by greed. Of course, during the great recession of 2008 in which they were cast, deservedly so, as the villains they were forced to reign in some of their more exuberant ... More >>
Oh look, a vaguely local angle to bring to this whole AIG bonuses brouhaha. Meet Gerry Pasciucco. He was a vice chairman at Morgan Stanley. Now he heads up AIG Financial Products, the high flying, irresponsible segment of AIG that brought the entire company to it's very knees. Though, Pasciucco took ... More >>
Rags-to-riches flick declares: Money does indeed buy happi(y)ness
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Gucci will never be the same, and Miami's clothes hounds are growling
Hip-hop mogul David Mays talks about Raymond Scott, journalistic ethics, and Miami Beach cops
In our pure sales culture, the Latin Grammy protesters could learn a hip-hop lesson
People are fleeing in record numbers and not being replaced. Morale has hit bottom. News coverage has been severely curtailed. Money is scarce. And the corporate bigshots love it.