Articles by Christopher Harress
- 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.
- What Has Happened To Canada?
September 19 2013 3:14 PM
When they discovered oil in Alberta, Canada began to change. The environment and the population have all suffered.
- Washington Cashing In On Banks
September 19 2013 9:04 AM
Talk about not letting a good crisis go to waste -- the U.S. Treasury's Capital Purchase Program (CPP),part of TARP, is now profitable.
- Air Wall Street: One Of World's Biggest 'Airlines'
September 19 2013 5:22 AM
Banks have an interesting relationship with the aviation industry, including owning more aircraft than the seven biggest carriers globally.
- US Homeowners To Suffer When Fed Reduces Stimulus
September 17 2013 3:40 PM
It's been a long time coming, but it finally looks like the Fed will slow down quantitative easing, but at whose expense and whose gain?