Apple may seem a giant, but by some measures it’s not.
Apple became the world's 'biggest' company because of its sky-high valuation. But in the past, the largest companies were known for more meaningful metrics such as revenue and number of employes.
Collins, second from right, departs a federal courthouse after being charged with insider trading.
Insider trading, like what Rep. Chris Collins is accused of engaging in, is one of the sexier crimes in securities law.
Allies at last?
New legal boilerplate in corporate merger agreements signals just how important #MeToo has become – not just as a social movement but as a business risk.
CFPB interim director Mick Mulvaney has brought the bureau to a near-standstill.
The president recently nominated a new permanent director to take over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. With the CFPB doing a fraction of the work it did under Obama, what kind of agency will she lead?
Wall Street needs a new face.
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In giving Dodd-Frank the Botox treatment, Congress misses the point of what's wrong with financial regulation: It's an old mess.
An addiction to accumulating money is every bit as powerful and destructive as a drug addiction.
Wealth addiction is as powerful as any other, but instead of urging addicts to get help, we often admire them. Yet they do much more damage to the world at large than your average coke fiend.
Inflation may be a bull market’s greatest enemy.
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While many market observers blame the growing threat of inflation for the stock market crash, the real culprit may be concerns that the economy is about to slow.
Another jittery day on Wall Street.
An economist explains why the Dow Jones industrial average's biggest-ever one-day drop shouldn't bother you too much.
Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street.
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Oliver Stone's 1987 film Wall Street turns 30 this month. Its infamous character's mantra, "greed is good", seems oddly prescient with greater inequality and an even more rampant culture of greed.
Film producer Harvey Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company after a litany of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape allegations came to light.
Public-facing feminism can often be a superficial distraction from systemic sexism.
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Wall Street landlords are living the American Dream – but what about their tenants?
Not so wise after all?
Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
New research suggests mini-crashes, in which the price of a single stock or commodity temporarily goes haywire, may be unstoppable.
United States Sen. Elizabeth Warren questions Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf, foreground, during congressional hearings into allegations that bank employees opened millions of unauthorized accounts to meet aggressive sales targets.
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Unethical corporate behaviour isn't just embarrassing from a PR standpoint, it can also be unprofitable for firms and their investors.
Traders react with dismay after stocks plunged in September 2008 following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Instead, we need to burn the entire system of financial regulation to the ground and replace it with something that supports investing the way it's done today.
There are lemons in the stock market too.
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As the New York Stock Exchange marks 200 years since its official formation, investors are wondering whether the surging stock market is a 'Trump bump' or more like a lemon.
Pro-Trump supporters in Manhattan. The new US president appeals to many Americans marginalised by globalisation.
The world needs an alternative system, measuring economic value in face of the dissatisfaction that brought Donald Trump to the White House.
Stocks have their day.
The world's most famous stock index just broke 20,000 for the first time. Here's why it doesn't really matter.
In Wells Fargo’s case, a discussion often wasn’t required.
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Regulators fined Wells Fargo US$185 million for fraudulently opening up more than two million fake deposit and credit card accounts. Will the victims get their pound of flesh from those responsible?
Preaching unity in 1948 on the Freedom Train.
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Previous efforts to cement national cohesion offer a model but also, says a historian, a warning.
A frequent call market may help prevent ‘flash crashes,’ like this one on May 6, 2010.
New research shines light on whether creating such a haven as a new type of exchange that slows trading down a bit could attract enough traders to be effective.