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London overtakes New York as world's top financial center

London moved ahead of New York as the world’s top financial center, boosted by the Prime Minister David Cameron’s decisive election win, according to an index published by Z/Yen... To view the full story, click the title link.

Banks to Settle With Investors in Suit Over Financial Crisis

Large investors had sued 12 of the world’s largest banks for conspiring to unfairly control a derivatives market at the center of the financial crisis.

Let's Roll for a Real Living Wage

On September 11, 2001 I was supposed to be working for Fidelity Investments in the World Financial Center in New York City. That ill-fated day when the World Trade Center Towers fell, my job was lost and my life was saved. The next Sunday my wife Sarah and I attended the morning worship service at The Riverside Church of New York City. Show More Summary

The state of global monetary policy in one big map

Monetary policy around the world has long decoupled. Front and center is the US where the Federal Reserve is preparing to hike rates for the first since June 2006. Since the financial crisis, the Fed has policy loose with rates near-zero in its effort to stimulate growth and inflation. Show More Summary

Intel Continues To Make Up For Tanking PC Market With Data Center Business

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich speaking during a keynote session at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on March 4, 2015. (Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Intel's financials came in stronger than expected for the second quarter this year. The Santa Clara chipmaking giant reported its second quarter revenue at [...]

A critic should not live in the real world. Discuss.

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

In an article of sublime unreality, the New York Times music critic Anthony Tommasini responds to comments by a former head of Lincoln Center, accusing him of ignoring financial failure while extolling artistic success. Tommasini sets out his credo in response to the charge: His comments got me thinking about whether critics should take financial […]

The city's shrinking finance sector

Earlier this week, the Partnership for New York City issued a report called "At Risk: New York’s Future as the World Financial Center." It isn’t the first time the Partnership—and... To view the full story, click the title link.

Siena, Italy, Tries to Regain Financial Footing and Its Identity

Monte dei Paschi, the world’s oldest bank, was the center of life in Siena. So when it nearly collapsed, the city was left scrambling to fill the void.

'Brexit' threatens London but don't expect a stampede: City boss

LONDON (Reuters) - A British exit from the European Union would gradually sap the world's financial capital of wealth and power but there would be no stampede of bankers and traders to rival centers, the City of London's policy chief told Reuters.

Watch as One World Trade Center Rises in an 11-Year-Long Timelapse

Screencap via One World Trade Center blooms like a giant coral exoskeleton in the middle of the Financial District in the new video released by EarthCam last week. "Hundreds of thousands of high definition images were captured over the past 11 years and hand-edited for this exclusive time-lapse movie," EarthCam writes in the video's description. Show More Summary

Marcus Lemonis’ ‘The Profit’ Will Feature SJC Drums In 3rd Season Premiere Of CNBC’s Popular Money Show Tonight

Marcus Lemonis’ The Profit premieres for the third season tonight on CNBC. The tv reality show centers around Beirut born Marcus Lemonis and the businesses that he helps to survive financial disaster. CEO of Camping World and Good Sam...Show More Summary

Financier Robert Appel Discusses His Love Of Ellington, Jobim And Dreams For Jazz At Lincoln Center

Robert Appel, a New York-based financier and philanthropist, is turning his passion for Duke Ellington and Antonio Carlos Jobim into a mission to get people around the world to love jazz, something he believes “a whole generation thinks is the antithesis of good music.”

Bloomberg terminal go dark for hours, affects British market

6 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Users said the outage started as trading was getting in full swing around 8 a.m. in London, which along with New York is one of the world’s largest financial centers.

Oh Hell No: High Winds Cause Window Washers To Fly Around Uncontrollably

6 months agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is a video taken from the 91st floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center where high winds sent two window washers on the terrifying ride of their lives in their little cleaning bucket. I would have died. I would have shit myself and died. Show More Summary

High Winds Make for a Terrifying Experience for These Window Washers

6 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The window washers in the footage above were trapped at the mercy of high winds for 15 minutes on the 91st floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center April 2. The scaffo lding they were perched upon swayed drastically from side to side and violently hit the windows of the 1,600-foot-tall building (shown in the photo below) numerous times. Show More Summary

Crazy winds throw window cleaners for a scary swing ride on 91st floor

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Dear Lord. Cleaning the windows of skyscrapers is already a scary enough job but cleaning windows of the 91st floor of the 1600-foot tall Shanghai World Financial Center while the wind violently throws around the scaffolding like some unhinged, unbuckled roller coaster swing? That is absolutely pants laundering terrifying. Read more...

Nope of the Day: Wind Knocks Around Chinese Window Washers on Skyscraper

6 months agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

It takes a certain type of person to scale the outside of a tall building on a daily basis for work, but even the bravest sould would be freaked out by something like this. A few window washers at Shanghai’s World Financial Center were...Show More Summary

WATCH: Strong wind sends elevated platform flying into 91st floor window of Shanghai WFC tower

6 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Terrifying. A strong gust of wind sent an elevated worker platform flying back and forth through the air until it rammed into a window on the 91st floor of Shanghai's World Financial Center. Two workers were on the platform at the time, according to a post on Weibo, and while likely shaken to the bone, they walked away with only minor injuries. [ more › ]

Tech and financial firms to join Condé Nast at 1 WTC

A financial services company and a technology firm have signed five-year leases at New York City's One World Trade Center. The Durst Organization and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey... To view the full story, click the title link.

China: Ecological Civilization Rising?

Returning to China for the first time in a quarter century this month was equally awe inspiring and terrifying. The observation deck of the truly gorgeous Shanghai World Financial Center is breathtaking, a fitting testament to China's rise. Show More Summary

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