Tag Archives: Wall Street

Occupy China

 On Oct. 6, Occupy Wall Street inspired some little-noticed sympathy in Zhengzhou, a city in central China‘s Henan province, when hundreds of pensioners and Communist Party members gathered to express their solidarity with the movement. Photos show a small group … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street?

Whether you’re in the 99%, the 1%, or attempting to ignore the issue altogether, Occupy Wall Street is a pretty enormous–and now international–movement. It’s still making the news daily, blocking traffic, raising voices and making itself heard. Take a look … Continue reading

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The Fed and Interest Rates: Surprise, Surprise The Federal Reserve Bank’s interest rate policy is not as “independent” as most people think

You may remember the event that dominated last week’s U.S. economic calendar: the June 22 Federal Reserve’s interest rates announcement followed by Ben Bernanke‘s press-conference. In a credit-based economy that revolves around lending and borrowing, interest rates are a hugely … Continue reading

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