Apr 8, 2014 — A lot can happen in a millisecond, if you have the right tools. Commentator Adam Frank says the rise of high-frequency financial trading marks the invention of a new time logic for humanity.
Mar 31, 2014 — Also: HarperCollins editor Barry Harbaugh on editing; the best books coming out this week.
Jul 25, 2013 — But billionaire hedge fund owner Steven Cohen was not hit with criminal charges. SAC is charged with one count of wire fraud and four counts of securities fraud in connection with alleged insider trading by "numerous employees."
Jul 10, 2013 — The minutes of the Federal Reserve's June meeting will be released a 2 p.m. That's the meeting chairman Bernanke said the Fed could begin to think about reducing the amount of money it pumps into the economy.
Jan 24, 2013 — President Obama's choice to head the Securities and Exchange Commission has prosecuted terrorists and mobsters. If she's confirmed, Mary Jo White's next challenge will be tackling reckless behavior on Wall Street. The success of this get-tough push will depend on changing the SEC's culture, analysts say.
Jan 2, 2013 — Wall Street is joining a global rally. Though lawmakers didn't address all the issues, they did head off scheduled tax hikes and spending cuts.
Oct 23, 2012 — Companies that provide financial data are increasingly interested in our "likes" and tweets. A Ph.D. student recently studied how positive social media mentions are linked to stock market performance, and came up with some interesting results.
Jul 16, 2012 — A too-big financial sector can cause chronic problems, especially for research-dependent industries, concludes an analysis by two economists.
May 23, 2012 — The reputations of JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs have all been taken down a notch or two in recent days and months. If you're keeping up, the latest black eye came in the wake of last week's flubbed Facebook IPO.
Nov 21, 2011 — The likely collapse of the so-called supercommittee's efforts to put together a deficit-reduction deal and continued concern about the debt crisis in Europe are pushing stocks down on Wall Street.