Articles by Christopher Harress
- Foreign-Exchange Market Under Investigation By Switzerland
October 04 2013 8:18 AM
Swiss investigators are closing in on bankers that manipulated the foreign exchange markets for profit.
- Apple Wins Twitter's Battle Of The Cash Tags
October 03 2013 6:10 PM
Since Twitter quietly introduced cash tags in July 2012, Apple has been by far the most popular tag.
- Vatican Bank Quadruples Profits In One Year
October 02 2013 8:57 AM
After years of allegations of corruption, the Vatican Bank has published an annual report in an attempt to become more transparent.
- How Will Federal Employees Pay Their Bills?
October 02 2013 7:32 AM
It's only day two of the government shutdown, but already workers are wondering when their next checks will come.
- The World's Strongest Bank
October 01 2013 8:42 AM
While many might think America has the most powerful banks in the world, they are not very strong. Here's the world's 20 strongest.
- Why A Fed Stimulus Reduction Would Hurt Certain Emerging Economies
September 30 2013 3:24 PM
They've had five years to prepare for the end of quantitative easing. So what will happen to emerging economies when tapering begins?
- Slavery And Economics - The 150-Year-Old Debate
September 30 2013 11:32 AM
For years, economists believed that slavery was incredibly profitable for planters, but now people are starting to think differently.
- Republicans Vs. Democrats: How Will The Budget Stalemate Affect You?
September 28 2013 9:58 AM
The government shutdowns in late 1995 and early 1996 inflicted considerable economic costs, as federal workers were hit with delays in pay.
- Detroit Bankruptcy Autopsy: Decades Of Pension Fund Raids
September 27 2013 1:05 PM
Pension fund trustees representing city labor unions consistently outvoted the rest of the trustees to give various bonuses and supplemental payments.
- 'Tiki-Taka' Tax Evader Messi Facing Jail Time?
September 27 2013 10:11 AM
Football's golden boy, Lionel Messi, and his father deny tax evasion charges that could put the star athlete behind bars if he's found guilty.
- What To Consider Before Applying For A US Mortgage
September 26 2013 3:12 PM
With banks rejecting more people than ever for mortgages, what do you need to consider before applying for one?
- Africa's Growing Muslim Population Drives Surge In Islamic Banking
September 26 2013 9:22 AM
Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia are among the African nations adjusting to the continent's surge in Islamic banking.
- Some States Still Suffering Badly From Foreclosure
September 25 2013 4:37 PM
Foreclosure rates are slowing in America, but in some states they remain well above the national average.
- Fannie And Freddie To Rescue America's Mortgages?
September 25 2013 2:09 PM
Five years after the financial crisis, questions remain over what will become of Fannie and Freddie. So far, there are few answers.
- Kazakhstan Boasts A Very Healthy and Green Economy
September 24 2013 10:03 PM
Barely 20 years old, Kazakhstan has developed into a self-sustaining and model economy where green energy and development is paramount
- US Government Changes Direction On Green Energy
September 24 2013 12:41 PM
After decades of failed efforts to significantly boost clean energy use, the U.S. may have hit on a strategy that could actually work.
- Citigroup Trading Revenues May Slide 10% In Q3: Report
September 23 2013 2:43 PM
As Citi guides its investors to expect a slide in trading revenue, shadows of the 1994 bond rout loom over Wall Street.
- Professional Financial Advice Not Worth It: Study
September 23 2013 10:44 AM
An Oxford University team discovered in a recent study that financial advice given to investors did not translate into profits or success.
- Financial Crisis Caused Rise In Suicide Rate: Study
September 20 2013 9:42 AM
According to a study, countries with the highest unemployment rates saw the suicide rate increase.
- Icelandic PM Rips European Union Over Financial Crisis
September 20 2013 5:44 AM
Five years after the financial crisis, Iceland has turned its back on EU negotiations, claiming that Europe has learned nothing from the crisis.