In our news wrap Wednesday, JP Morgan Chase will pay $100 million in a settlement with the U.S. Futures Trading Commission after the bank’s London operation made disastrous trades that lost $6 billion. Also, Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, was acquitted on insider trading charges by a federal jury. Continue reading
‘Protecting Its Fannie: How Mortgage Giant Primed the Bubble, Covered Its Assets.’ Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Tuesday’s query: Name: B Wilds … Continue reading
Friday on the NewsHour, New York Times finance specialist Gretchen Morgenson and co-author Josh Rosner, a longtime housing analyst, talk about their new bestseller, “Reckless Endangerment” (no. 17 on the Times list this week). The book is a sustained indictment … Continue reading
- How is the Fed to be blamed if financial institutions are reckless and greedy during periods of low interest rates?
Question/Comment: Many commentators have blamed the Fed for the mortgage mess. How is the Fed to be blamed if financial institutions are reckless and greedy during periods of low interest rates? Paul Solman: You’re cheating, Lloyd. This is two e-mails … Continue reading