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    September 22, 2014  

    Activists held up traffic in New York’s financial district Monday to protest the role of capitalism in fueling climate change, while some philanthropists vowed to stop investing in fossil fuels. That came a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched in Manhattan — with more demonstrations around the world — ahead of a United Nations climate summit. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • China-Based Internet Company Alibaba Debuts On New York Stock Exchange
    September 19, 2014  

    Within 10 minutes of its rollout on the New York Stock Exchange, Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba sold 100 million shares and earned $25 billion. Though not a household name in the U.S., it’s extremely popular in China and enjoys close ties to the Chinese government. David Kirkpatrick of Techonomy joins Hari Sreenivasan to analyze what shareholders invested in today. Continue reading

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    September 12, 2014   BY Making Sen$e Editor 

    There’s something increasing volatility on securities markets. Researchers from the National Bureau of Economic Research take a closer look at Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), whose rapid rise over recent decades seems to be having a big impact on the stocks held within them. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    August 29, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, rebels in Ukraine consolidated control at the border crossing between Russia and the Ukrainian port town of Novoazovsk. Russia’s foreign minister rejected NATO’s claim that satellite images show Russia has sent 1,000 soldiers and heavy weaponry across the border. Also, California moved toward becoming the first state to make colleges define sexual consent. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    August 28, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Islamic State militants reportedly executed more that 150 Syrian soldiers taken during recent fighting. Meanwhile, President Obama tamped down expectations for military action in Syria, saying the U.S. priority is to fight Islamic State in Iraq. Also, JPMorgan Chase is investigating a possible cyberattack, the scope of which is unclear. Continue reading

  • Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen, seen in this February file photo,  said . Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
    August 28, 2014   BY Terry Burnham 

    At an economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, last week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank is awaiting more recovery in the labor market before deciding when to raise interest rates. That was bad news for economist Terry Burnham, who returns to Making Sen$e to spell out the dangers of keeping rates low. Continue reading

  • How did Bank of America end up holding onto risky mortgages and who does the settlement really target? Photo by Flickr user JeepersMedia.
    August 22, 2014   BY Simone Pathe 

    The day after Bank of America’s record $16.65 billion settlement with the Department of Justice, Making Sen$e looks back at how the bank increased their holdings of risky mortgages and looks forward at whom — from consumers to shareholders — will be affected by the settlement. Continue reading

  • Gannett Said to Agree To Buy Rest Of Cars.com For $1.8 Billion
    August 11, 2014  

    A number of big name media companies have shed their print divisions in recent days. Publishers including Gannett and the Tribune Company are moving away from the multi-platform model to isolate print ventures from digital and broadcast media. Judy Woodruff examines the strategy behind these moves, as well as what is lost, with Ken Doctor of Newsonomics. Continue reading

  • xerox_women
    August 5, 2014  

    One of the major causes of the financial crash of 2008 was the insularity of the “good old boys” network on Wall Street, says Sallie Krawcheck. The former Citigroup CFO has started a socially responsibly stock mutual fund that promotes the world’s 400 most female-focused firms. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Continue reading

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    May 22, 2014  

    Timothy Geithner, key architect of the government’s response the financial crisis, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his new book, “Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises.” As the former treasury secretary, Geithner offers perspective on the government’s response to the crisis, what response Americans deserved and how close the country came to another Great Depression. Continue reading

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