Anthony Hall has covered the Finance Desk for United Press International since January 2008. He presently writes a weekday finance column called "Economic Outlook," and two weekend columns for comic relief: "Don't try this at home," and "Understatement of the Week," which appear on Sundays.
Prior to UPI, Hall worked as a product reviewer for The New York Times and as a stringer for their Metro Section. He has written for several national magazines and dozens of newspapers over the years on topics ranging from business to medical ethics to entomology. He began his career as the business editor for the Ithaca Times in the early 1980s.
The U.S. Federal Reserve is gearing up for another round of economic stimulus without, of course, revealing yet what is to come.
With Spain and Greece dragging on equity markets to start the week, its a sure bet that things will get worse before they get better.
If all eyes are on Spain's stumbling economy, this week all eyes are seeing red, as the country's bond yields rose precariously.
Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!
The London interbank offered rate or Libor is likely to see some changes soon, if it isn't jettisoned altogether, that is.
For two years there has been a new regulatory sheriff in town and this week, peacock-proud, one presumes, it announced its first regulatory victory.
In June, when the U.S. Federal Reserve extended its operation twist, stocks on Wall Street hit a speed bump, dropping for the day.
The United States has been handed a dose of European medicine, as the International Monetary Fund advised the government to raise its debt ceiling soon.
Regulators in Britain are now coming under fire for a failure to act early in the Libor manipulation scandal that already cost a few bankers their jobs.
China was supposed to be easy pickings for U.S. automakers, the perfect symbiosis of maker and market.
The European Central Bank on Thursday turned to one of its basic policy tools and lowered its benchmark interest rate to 0.75 percent, a historic low.
How could a bank be so brazen as to try to manipulate the Libor benchmark and then write congratulatory in-house e-mails about their attempts to do so?
British banking giant Barclays sacrifice its chairman Marcus Agius Monday in a veiled effort, it would seem, to head off complaints against its chief executive.
There is not much in the playbook about leaders in Europe suddenly forming a block to oppose German Chancellor Angela Merkel on key financial strategies.
With delicious timing and opportunistic understatement, researchers at polling firm Gallup said confidence in banks among U.S. adults had fallen to a new low.