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News, The Snitch S.F. Fraudsters Fueled 2008 Financial Collapse

S.F. Fraudsters Fueled 2008 Financial Collapse

If only feds had listened back in 2006.​America's financial crisis had roots in fraudulent schemes to rope immigrants and other disadvantaged borrowers into loans they could never repay. And federal regulators knew of this problem as early as 2006, when…
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News, Matt Smith

Reading the Fed

Forget last week's Commerce Department figures announcing declining U.S. income and economic output. Brush aside June's dramatic drop in factory orders. Never mind the tens of thousands of Bay Area layoffs announced last month. The most alarming harbinger of economic…
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News, South to the Future

South to the Future

February 23, 2000 WASHINGTON -- When U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan hinted last week that he would continue to boost interest rates to reign in record consumer spending and the hottest stock market in decades, venture capitalist Hawkins Josseph…
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$hort Circuit

Like many who work in the city, Melanie Hermann is a desk jockey: The 31-year-old legal secretary spends her days in a downtown firm shuffling paperwork, taking phone calls, and pounding on a keyboard. Hermann enjoys the work, but her…
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