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One of the oft-repeated justifications for why Wall Street must be regulated by Wall Streeters is that what goes on there is both so complex and so essential that only those who have been part of it can be trusted to oversee it. This argument is bunk, of...
It was a maybe, maybe not week. Investors didn't think they needed to worry about sequestration; then they thought maybe they should. The outcome of Italy's elections looked foreboding for Europe's stability, but then investors thought, with time,...
Our European vacation from stock market angst has ended abruptly, with Italy's elections this week showing investors worldwide that they may have jumped too quickly at the conclusion that Europe's debt crisis had been tamed. Much of the financial...
Here's the big question for Mary Jo White: If she becomes chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, where will her interests lie? With the public that pays her salary? Or with the people handing her the big bucks? White is the white-collar...
Tags: Labor Legislation, George W. Bush, Mary Jo White, Judges, Values
Arianna HuffingtonHappy New Year! May your 2013 be filled with love, laughter, passion and 365 full nights of sleep. Through the years, I've discovered something about New Year's resolutions: While it's not so easy to keep them, it's very easy to make them for other...
American VoicesTARP, the infamous Troubled Assets Relief Program that bailed out Wall Street in 2008, is finally over. The Treasury Department recently announced it will soon be completing the sale of the remaining shares it owns of the banks and of General Motors. But...
Paul GreenbergA $2 billion loss can produce a moment of humility even in a fabled master of American banking and international finance. Jamie Dimon, formerly known as the King of Wall Street, was a little less than his normally fighting self when he got to the...
Two senior U.S. Senate aides were nominated by President Obama to join the Securities and Exchange Commission. Kara M. Stein would replace Elisse B. Walter as a Democratic commissioner and Michael S. Piwowar would succeed Troy A. Paredes as a...
ReutersWASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama nominated two U.S. Senate aides on Thursday to serve as members of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the White House said in a statement. Kara Stein, who works for Democratic Senator Jack Reed...
McClatchy Washington BureauWASHINGTON Internal Revenue Service officials are not fully cooperating with efforts to learn who is responsible for targeting conservative groups, lawmakers learned Wednesday during the third and most tense, dramatic hearing on the scandal. First, the...
Tags: Mike Crapo, Darrell E Issa, Jack Lew, Taxation, U.S. Congress
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Tuesday that Internal Revenue Service employees acted alone in making public the agency's handling of tax exemptions for Tea Party groups and that he would have advised against it. Details of the...
ReutersBy Sarah N. Lynch and Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. derivatives regulator made a questionable call when he chose to distance himself from probing the demise of futures broker MF Global, the agency's internal...
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