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Europe must act fast to avoid the risk of a bank run
Saturday, July 21, 2012 @ 04:07 PM

FORTUNE — July 9 2012, Europe is starting to look more and more like the U.S. as it headed for the cliff in the fall of 2008. The continent’s banking system is fragile and overleveraged. learn more

Breaking up Chase: Good for shareholders and taxpayers
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 06:07 PM

FORTUNE — May 25, 2012, Jamie Dimon needs to take a cue from J.P. Morgan’s trading debacle and divide the banking giant into manageable pieces. read more

Why it’s time for higher interest rates
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 12:05 PM

FORTUNE — In the late 1800’s, coal mine barons found no shortage of ways to maximize profits at the expense of their workers. Miners were paid subsistence wages then required to shop at the notorious “company stores” where they were sold over-priced goods on abusive credit terms. As time passed, coal-mining families would find themselves…


FORTUNE — In a recent series of college lectures, Ben Bernanke sounded a positive note, extolling the Fed’s low-interest-rate policy and predicting sustainable economic growth. I want to believe him, but his words echo the confidence exuded by the Fed in late 2006 when it missed the housing bubble. Is it missing the bond bubble…


By Sheila Bair, Published: April 13 Washington Post Are you concerned about growing income inequality in America? Are you resentful of all that wealth concentrated in the 1 percent? I’ve got the perfect solution, a modest proposal that involves just a small adjustment in the Federal Reserve’s easy monetary policy. Best of all, it will…