Story | Aug 16, 2014
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Story | Aug 19, 2014The idea that some banks are "too big to fail" became common in 1984 when Continental Illinois was on the brink of failure. The then-seventh-largest bank in the U.S., Continental Illinois had $40 billion in assets, but many of those assets were bad loans, and investor fears of its failure led to a run on deposits that the FDIC responded to with an unprecedented bailout. The FDIC and other regulators feared the bank's complete collapse could lead to a larger financial crisis, and to avert that crisis, risk investors (bond holders) as well as insured depositors were bailed out.
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Hands on Tzedakah (HOT), a Boca Raton-based charity founded in 2003 by Ron Gallatin — a retired managing director of the Lehman Brothers financial services firm — has raised $362,663 from 146 donors (as of Aug. 4) for aid to Israel since the...
Story | Jul 11, 2014 | 8:30 PM
The end credits for Kevin Asch's film "Affluenza" may not acknowledge "The Great Gatsby" as its obvious inspiration, but the film hews so closely to F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel that it practically counts as source material. Recasting the great Jazz Age...