wall street http://nwpr.org en For Geithner, Financial Crisis Was Like Landing A Burning Plane http://nwpr.org/post/geithner-financial-crisis-was-landing-burning-plane Timothy Geithner was president of the New York Federal Reserve when the Wall Street bank Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008. A few months later, he became Treasury secretary as the crisis deepened on his watch.<p>Geithner received mixed reviews of his performance during that time. Wall Street types take him for a champion of excessive government intervention and regulation, while Occupy Wall Street types consider him a tool of the banks. Mon, 12 May 2014 20:38:00 +0000 NPR Staff 45789 at http://nwpr.org For Geithner, Financial Crisis Was Like Landing A Burning Plane On A 'Rigged' Wall Street, Milliseconds Make All The Difference http://nwpr.org/post/rigged-wall-street-milliseconds-make-all-difference "The stock market is rigged," Michael Lewis tells<em> Fresh Air</em>'s Terry Gross. "It's rigged for the benefit for really a handful of insiders. It's rigged to ... Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:08:00 +0000 editor 43706 at http://nwpr.org On A 'Rigged' Wall Street, Milliseconds Make All The Difference Exclusive First Read: 'Young Money' By Kevin Roose http://nwpr.org/post/exclusive-first-read-young-money-kevin-roose <em>Most people who follow the headlines are aware of the lifestyles of Wall Street's titans — and the vast bonuses that fund those lives of luxury. Kevin Roose's new </em>Young Money<em> looks at the bottom of that ladder: the college kids who arrived on Wall Street after the economic crash of 2008, prepared to put their noses to the grindstone in the hopes of making it big — or just making a decent living.</em><p><em>Roose's previous book, </em>The Unlikely Disciple<em>, chronicled his semester undercover at Liberty University, the evangelical school founded by Jerry Falwell. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:21:00 +0000 NPR Staff 41351 at http://nwpr.org Exclusive First Read: 'Young Money' By Kevin Roose Washington Considers Private Investment Bonds To Address Social Problems http://nwpr.org/post/washington-considers-private-investment-bonds-address-social-problems <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/012714AJ_PayForSuccess_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Someday in the not too distant future social service programs in the Northwest could get funding from Wall Street.<p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:59:21 +0000 Austin Jenkins 40586 at http://nwpr.org Washington Considers Private Investment Bonds To Address Social Problems