Stephen Gandel

Stephen Gandel is a senior writer for TIME, covering real estate, economics and Wall Street. He joined TIME from Time Inc. sister publication Money, where he was a senior writer for several years. Prior to that, Gandel was the senior Wall Street reporter for Crain's New York Business. He has held positions at Individual Investor and the Riverfront Times in St. Louis. Additionally, his work has appeared in Fortune and Esquire.

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Bad Week for Coal Workers, Not So Bad Week for Coal Stocks

Wall Street, it appears, likes tragedy. The worst U.S. coal accident since 1984, in which 25 workers were killed in a mine explosion, not to mention 150 miners that were trapped in China, turned out to be not such a bad week for the shares of companies that explore for black gold. In general most of the stocks of miners were up slightly …

Greenspan: No Longer a Willing Crisis Fall Guy

Early on, it seemed that Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, was willing at least in part to take the heat for the financial crisis. He didn’t regulate banks more because he assumed bankers would act in their and their firm’s best long-term interest and not just do what would provide them the best shot at an eight …

What Caused the Financial Crisis? Still 22 Possibilities

The head of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, Phil Angelides, stopped by the office this morning. I think the idea of this commission is a very good thing. I continue to feel that something wrong happened in the run up to the financial crisis that was not just the result of a group miss-think but actual bad actors, and without a …

Long Live The Fed

Senator Chris Dodd, the head of the Senate Banking Committee, is out this afternoon with his proposal for an overhaul of financial regulation. The big headline is that the bill gives more power to the Federal Reserve–a lot more. There was a time in the months following the financial crisis where there seemed to be a strong movement from …

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