New financial regulations could squeeze small banks out of the mortgage market.
FORTUNE – For all the gripes on Wall Street over how heavily financial reforms stemming from the financial crisis will eat away at profits, the little banks on Main Street may end up hurting most.
In the latest criticisms over new international banking rules, Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth Duke recently suggested that regulators consider separate rules for the more than MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Nov 14, 2012 11:29 AM ET
An open letter to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on how to avoid the fiscal cliff: Stop acting like a policy wonk and start acting like a Wall Street dealmaker.
FORTUNE -- Dear Mr. Secretary:
I know that even though President Obama has been reelected, you are planning to leave the Treasury. So I'd like to offer you a goodbye gift. It's not money or a prestigious seven-digit-a-year gig. It's a way to MOREAllan Sloan, senior editor-at-large - Nov 14, 2012 5:00 AM ET
If the nation's employers have to ship jobs overseas for lack of talent, they'll have no one to blame but themselves.
By Nina Easton, senior editor
FORTUNE -- America has a jobs crisis. Not the one that dropped out of the clouds of the Great Recession. A second, less noticed employment problem is unfolding -- and it's all about job-ready skills, or in our case, the lack of them. The likely MORENov 13, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The race is over, but how should the U.S. approach the world's second-largest economy?
FORTUNE – During the U.S. presidential campaign, both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama piled on criticisms of China – from being a currency manipulator to playing unfairly in the way it trades with the U.S. and other economies. Now that the race is behind us, how should the U.S. approach China, the world's second-largest economy? A stronger MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Nov 7, 2012 12:28 PM ET
Medium-sized companies are the biggest drivers of job creation, and they're not so into hiring these days. That's bad news.
FORTUNE – We're only halfway through earnings season, but it's clear corporate America is struggling. After seeing remarkable growth amid a shaky economy, U.S. companies expect a decline in year-over-year earnings for the first time in three years. And Sandy's economic toll certainly won't help most companies.
As big companies brace for MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Oct 31, 2012 10:11 AM ET
The nature of the housing rebound will depend on who is doing the buying — and that's increasingly investors.
FORTUNE -- After witnessing one too many false starts in the recovery of America's housing market, it's hard not to be a little skeptical about what kind of recovery we should expect. Will it improve steadily, or experience choppy stops and starts?
One way to determine that is by looking at who is MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Oct 26, 2012 9:58 AM ET
China's growth may shift more than it will decline. In the years ahead, less developed parts of the country could pick up where development in bigger cities cool off.
FORTUNE – As China's economy slows, many have wondered if record growth in the world's second-largest economy has approached the beginning of the end. During the latest quarter, China's gross domestic product rose 7.4%, still a healthy clip but also the seventh MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Oct 23, 2012 10:50 AM ET
The shock of more than half a trillion dollars in tax increases and spending cuts could send us into another recession. But with a little stimulus, it might be a blessing, not a curse.
By John Cassidy, contributor
FORTUNE -- With the election almost upon us, Wall Street is starting to focus on the possibility that, come Jan. 1, 2013, the economy could hurtle over a "fiscal cliff" consisting of $600 MOREOct 15, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The Golden State might be in financial turmoil, but that hasn't scared off Chinese investors. At least not yet.
FORTUNE -- California has attracted more Chinese investors than any U.S. state. And in the coming decade, thanks largely to California's robust tech industry, the Golden State is poised to be America's gateway for Chinese investment, according to a new report by Asia Society.
This could be viewed as good news for California, MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Oct 12, 2012 11:58 AM ET
From up close, it looks like the 'poorer' nations could do just fine without a single currency.
By Erin Burnett, contributor
FORTUNE -- This summer trips to Europe opened my eyes to something: There's a lack of passion in Europe for keeping the euro. Yes, the pain of a breakup would be severe. But many of the poorer southerners of Europe don't seem to feel that they need "Europe" anymore.
That, at MORESep 12, 2012 5:00 AM ET
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