American Banking & Market News is a financial web-zine with up to the minute coverage of U.S. financial markets. American Banking News is part of the American Consumer News, LLC Network.

About the Authors:

Matthew Paulson is the editor of American Banking and Market News. He is the president of American Consumer News, LLC and also teaches undergraduate web development and software development courses at Dakota State University. He holds a bachelors of science in computer science and a masters of science in information systems with a specialization in electronic commerce.

Mitch Jaworski is a staff writer for American Banking and Market News and author of Mainstreet Investment Insight, a free newsletter covering economic and investment trends.  He holds a Series 7 and 55 license and has traded the U.S. equity markets both professionally and personally over the past 10 years.

John Chappell is a Big Four CPA with over 10 years of diversified accounting, project management, internal controls, and financial consulting experience. He has been working in the Sarbanes-Oxley and corporate governance fields for the last four years including project management, risk management, and internal control structure for publicly traded clients. John holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Business Economics and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in California.

Toi Simpkins is a staff writer for American Banking and Market News.