Finance http://nhpr.org en N.H. Gets Share Of National Settlement With J.P. Morgan http://nhpr.org/post/nh-gets-share-national-settlement-jp-morgan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire will receive a share of more than $2.9 million as part of a national settlement with <a href="http://www.jpmorgansecurities.com/pages/am/securities/home" target="_blank">J.P. Morgan Securities</a>. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he investigation that prompted the settlement was led by New Hampshire securities regulators.</span></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:19:13 +0000 Amanda Loder 45920 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Gets Share Of National Settlement With J.P. Morgan This Valentine's Day, Don't Go Into Diamond Debt http://nhpr.org/post/valentines-day-dont-go-diamond-debt <p>Valentine's day is creeping closer…a big day to celebrate abiding love or seal the deal on a new one with a diamond engagement ring. And now for the wet blanket: diamond debt. You know that whole two months salary for an engagement ring calculus? It’s tradition, right? Not really. Diamonds were not associated with romance until the Debeers Diamond Company began marketing them for engagement rings in the 1930s. Debeer’s "Diamonds Are Forever" campaign remains one of the most successful of the 20<sup>th</sup> century. So, young men still march into jewelry shops prepared to spend…and retailers have plenty of financing available for those who don’t have money up front. <a href="http://www.gerridetweiler.com/"><strong>Gerri Detweiler</strong></a>, is the director of consumer education for <a href="http://www.credit.com/">Credit.com</a>, and she recently <a href="http://blog.credit.com/2013/01/the-crazy-world-of-engagement-ring-financing/">wrote a blog post about the common credit traps diamond buyers fall into</a>. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:34:18 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21464 at http://nhpr.org This Valentine's Day, Don't Go Into Diamond Debt The Savings Dilemma http://nhpr.org/post/savings-dilemma <p>We look at Americans' changing savings habits and how these variations may affect the larger economy Wednesday on the Exchange.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 6692 at http://nhpr.org The Savings Dilemma JPMorgan's $2 Billion Loss, Explained http://nhpr.org/post/jpmorgans-2-billion-loss-explained <strong>What just happened?</strong><p>JPMorgan Chase, the <a href="http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/lbr/current/default.htm" target="_blank">biggest bank in America</a>, announced that it <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/05/11/152471999/jpmorgan-chase-discloses-2-billion-trading-loss" target="_blank">lost $2 billion </a>on a massive trade placed out of its London office.<p><strong>What was the trade?</strong><p>The trade came to light earlier this year, when reports surfaced of a "London Whale" — a trader at JPMorgan who had accumulated a position so big it was affecting the whole marke Fri, 11 May 2012 16:17:00 +0000 4659 at http://nhpr.org JPMorgan's $2 Billion Loss, Explained Why Lobbyists Dodge Calls From Congressmen http://nhpr.org/post/why-lobbyists-dodge-calls-congressmen <em>This story is part of our <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=149649575" target="_blank">series on money in politics</a>.</em><p>We imagine the lobbyist stalking the halls of Congress trying to use cash to influence important people. But it doesn't always work that way. Often, the Congressman is stalking the lobbyist, asking for money.<p>Lawmakers of both parties need to raise millions of dollars per election cycle. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:08:00 +0000 Andrea Seabrook 3231 at http://nhpr.org Why Lobbyists Dodge Calls From Congressmen Wall Street Bonuses: The Other Side Of The Story http://nhpr.org/post/wall-street-bonuses-other-side-story Until this week, New Yorker Andrew Schiff's personal finances were his own personal business. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 20:00:00 +0000 NPR Staff 2275 at http://nhpr.org Wall Street Bonuses: The Other Side Of The Story America, Beyond Our Means http://nhpr.org/post/america-beyond-our-means <p>We talk to the author of a new book who says that Americans spend too much, save too little and borrow excessively</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 1970 at http://nhpr.org America, Beyond Our Means What Do The Dow's Daily Swings Mean? Not Much. http://nhpr.org/post/what-do-dows-daily-swings-mean-not-much Turn on the news on any given day, and you're likely to hear about the Dow Jones industrial average. It is the most frequently checked, and cited, proxy of U.S. economic health. But a lot of people — maybe most — don't even know what it is. It's just the stock prices of 30 big companies, summed up and roughly averaged. That's it.<p>And what does the daily movement of this number have to do with the lives of most Americans? Thu, 09 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Adam Davidson 1795 at http://nhpr.org What Do The Dow's Daily Swings Mean? Not Much.