Archive for April, 2014


Does the Ukraine Crisis Affect US Money Matters?

As Russian troops seized control half a world away in Ukraine, and international tensions began to rise, we’ve been uncomfortably reminded that in an interlinked global economy, what happens across the globe can also affect conditions in our own backyard. Because the US is massively indebted to foreign countries, money market watchers worry that the […]

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AMA 79 – The Real Unemployment Rates with Chris Mayer

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2764483/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Chris Mayer is the Managing Editor of Agora Financial and Editor of the Capital and Crisis publication.    Mayer breaks down the unemployment numbers for us and whether it is actually getting better.    He then discusses the benefits of traveling around the world […]

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Who’s Really Paying For Bank Settlements?

Since 2010 the nation’s biggest banks have paid out billions in settlements over fraud, misrepresentation and downright illegal banking practices. But lawsuit after lawsuit continues to catch the megabanks red handed, with no apparent damage done by those multimillion-dollar payouts. Where do the big banks get their money? From the very government that’s prosecuting them. […]

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