Articles by Christopher Harress
- The Wacky World Of The Government Shutdown
October 07 2013 3:35 PM
The Canadian border is unguarded, cemeteries in Europe are shut and at least one bank is easing overdraft penalties.
- Big Banks Stronger; Small Banks, Less So: IMF
October 07 2013 9:32 AM
More than five years after the financial crisis, an IMF report says banks are now safer, but taxpayers are unhappy.
- When Capitalism Met The Amazonian Jungle And Lost
October 04 2013 6:01 PM
Although Detroit’s woes had been decades in the making, the auto industry’s earliest warnings first took shape deep in the Amazon rain forest.
- Wiring Money Home A Lifeline For The Developing World
October 04 2013 11:52 AM
In the next three years, remittances to developing countries will rise by $140 billion as global migration soars.
- 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.