Sep 30, 2013
“And cut!” Politicians and the establishment media are weaving an epic tale of the events that froze the markets five years ago this fall and led to massive bailouts of the biggest financial firms.
Jul 13, 2013
Wednesday was finally the day that the Securities and Exchange Commission lifted the ban on advertising and communication to and from hedge funds and the private equity and venture capital community.
May 7, 2013
On Monday the U.S. Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would force online retailers to collect sales taxes for states in which purchasers reside.
Mar 22, 2013
On Wednesday, members of the House Agriculture Committee with strikingly different views on many issues came together to provide much-need regulatory relief from the albatross of Dodd-Frank.
Feb 5, 2013
On Tuesday of last week, a huge drop in consumer confidence was announced. One day later, the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Department of Commerce reported the stunning news the U.S. economy actually contracted by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Nov 30, 2012
When President Obama appointed Mary Schapiro — who this week announced her resignation — to head the Securities and Exchange Commission four years ago, I kept an open mind and was even cautiously optimistic.
Nov 20, 2012
As if the “fiscal cliff,” with its prospects of looming tax hikes, were not enough, banks of all sizes — and in turn consumers and businesses who rely on their credit — also face the “Basel cliff.”
Nov 5, 2012
In praising his bailouts of Chrysler and General Motors, President Obama said recently in Toledo, Ohio, “I refused to walk away from those workers. I bet on those workers.”