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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...
Tags: Stock Market, Mario Draghi, Stock Activities, China, Politics
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...
Watchdog with Paul MuschickThe latest proposal to allow payday loan stores to return to Pennsylvania was approved today by the Senate Banking Committee. I didn't attend this morning's hearing on Senate Bill 975, but got word of the committee's action from Al Bowman,......
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will deliver his semi-annual testimony to the U.S. Congress on July 17 and 18, a congressional aide said on Thursday. Bernanke will testify on monetary policy before the House Financial...
ReutersBy Doug Palmer WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of White House chief international economic affairs adviser Mike Froman to be U.S. trade representative, setting the stage for full Senate...
ReutersWASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) - The Senate Commerce Committee on Monday gave strong bipartisan backing to President Barack Obama's nominees to head the Departments of Transportation and Commerce, sending them to the Senate floor for approval. 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...
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...
Re "Warren upends bankers, tradition," May 11 As the newest member of the Senate Banking Committee, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is a breath of fresh air. Finally, there's a voice in Washington for the people and a staunch advocate for consumers....
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