Articles by Christopher Harress
- Piracy Makes Troubling Comeback In Indian Ocean
October 17 2013 4:55 PM
Seven years after pirate attacks hit the headlines off the coast of Somalia, they're back all over the Indian Ocean.
- China: Political Posturing Has Hurt Economies
October 17 2013 10:54 AM
The United States has saved itself just in the nick of time, but China doesn't care, as it downgraded the U.S.'s financial rating.
- Will Governments Start To Come After Your Savings?
October 16 2013 1:30 PM
Five years after the global financial crisis, the IMF is suggesting states place a 10% tax on all households.
- Goldman's Profits Likely Fell In Q3, But Some Operations Grew
October 16 2013 8:23 AM
Goldman Sachs will post earnings on Thursday, and it likely made less this quarter than in Q3 2012 as bond markets were quiet.
- Bank Of America Seen Posting Profit, Aided By Q3's Solid Stock Gains
October 15 2013 11:06 AM
The weakening mortgage sector has plagued banks this quarter, but Bank of America is predicted to escape the worst.
- US Govt Shutdown's Impact: A State-By-State Analysis
October 14 2013 11:17 AM
Now in its third week, it's clear that the government's partial shutdown is affecting many more people than just federal employees.
- Citigroup Q3 Results To Show Mortgage Softness
October 11 2013 9:20 AM
Citigroup to post results on Monday that reflect weakening mortgage business after rate jump.
- JPMorgan Feels The Price Of Doing Business
October 10 2013 10:05 AM
America's biggest bank by assets to reveal losses in this quarter as trading revenues and litigation costs soar.
- Capital Controls Keep Iceland Hanging On
October 09 2013 12:50 PM
Five years after the financial crisis, Iceland is still struggling with its huge debts, but for now its capital controls are keeping it afloat.
- Politicians Keep Fit As Govt Workers Struggle
October 09 2013 8:24 AM
The House and Senate gyms, deemed "essential," remain open during the government shutdown, while furloughed workers try to manage their bills.
- Broke Iran Needs Sanctions Lifted
October 08 2013 4:32 PM
After years of keeping Western inspectors out, it looks like Iran will have to let them in after finding itself near broke.
- Where Is The Cheapest ATM Fee In America?
October 07 2013 4:21 PM
ATM fees are irritating, so here's a list comparing the highest and lowest with the national average.
- 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.