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  • NEW YORK— Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to shift the mindset of corporate America from "quarterly capitalism" to a more long-term approach to the economy and plans to unveil proposals to hike capital gains taxes, review executive compensation rules and warn that shareholder activism can sometimes go too far. Her speech at New York University's Stern School of...

  • 'Ragtime' author E.L. Doctorow dies in New York at 84 Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 2:08 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Few minds were as playful and as serious as E.L. His prizes included the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Critics Circle award and both competitive and honorary National Book Awards. He forged his reputation around a series of novels— most set in and around New York City— that carried readers from the 1800 s to modern times.

  • NEW YORK, July 20- U.S. presidential contender Hillary Clinton's proposed plan to overhaul capital gains taxes aims to foster long-term growth by taxing some short-term investments at higher rates, an aide for her campaign said on Monday. Under her proposal, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, profits made by an individual selling an investment held for...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- Presidential contender Hillary Clinton's proposed plan to overhaul capital gains taxes aims to foster long-term growth by taxing some short-term investments at higher rates, an aide for her campaign said on Monday. Under her proposal, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, profits made by an individual selling an investment...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Presidential contender Hillary Clinton's proposed plan to overhaul capital gains taxes aims to foster long-term growth by taxing some short-term investments at higher rates, an aide for her campaign said on Monday. Under her proposal, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the rate for the shortest-held investments "would be no lower...

  • *Hit by rising political tension around Greece debt deal. BOSTON/ LONDON, July 9- Hedge funds that make big bets on currencies, interest rates and commodities were hit hard in June as a worsening Greek debt crisis, concerns about China growth and U.S. rate rise uncertainty unsettled markets. During June, leading markets fell as the political tussle between Greece...

  • CHICAGO, July 9- When presidents call Americans together to talk about aging, major change is possible. The first White House Conference on Aging in 1961 played a midwife's role in the birth of Medicare; the 1971 conference led to creation of the automatic cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security, which has been in place since 1975.. While I'd love to be...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 7 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo participates in "Conversation on the Economy and Financial Regulation" before the Council on Foreign Relations- 1200 GMT. WINDSOR, Canada- Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri will give a speech to the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce- 1610 GMT. LAUSANNE, Switzerland- Swiss...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 2 Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso to deliver speech at annual meeting of trust associations- 0636 GMT. SAN FRANCISCO- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams gives policy speech before the National Bureau of Economic Research East Asian Seminar on Economics- 1540 GMT. PITTSBURGH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 29 Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks about "Politicization of Competition Policy" at the Chatham House event, meets UK finance minister George Osborne and UK business minister Sajid Javid. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting. BERNE- Swiss National Bank Monetary policy assessment- 0730 GMT.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- Don't call Chris Christie rich. "The divide between the governing elite and the voters has never been so big," said David Carney, a New Hampshire- based Republican strategist. John Weaver, a former advisor to 2008 Republican nominee John McCain, said candidates understand that.

  • Democrats, don't let unions kill TPP Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 10:39 AM ET
    President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the White House South Lawn in Washington, April 28, 2015.

    TPP will create jobs, not destroy them. Dems need to back the president and support free trade, says former Medtronic CEO Bill George.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 26 Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    DUBLIN- Central Bank of Ireland Director of Policy and Risk Gerry Cross and European Commissioner for Financial Services Jonathan Hill speak at the FIBI International Banking Conference 2015. VIENNA- Austrian National Bank hosts conference on long-term perspectives for economic growth. Speakers:- European Central Bank Governing Council member Ewald...

  • A pay cut for Bill Clinton Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    A pay cut for Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton says he is willing to accept no payment for his speaking engagements if his wife Hillary becomes president in 2016.

  • Bill Clinton: If Hillary wins, I'll stop doing this Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the CGI 2014 annual meeting in New York.

    Former President Bill Clinton said he will most likely stop giving paid speeches if his wife, Hillary, is elected president.

  • Minimum wage hike 'a good thing': Robert Reich Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Demonstrators gather in front of a McDonald's restaurant to call for an increase in minimum wage on April 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich is joining the chorus calling for a pay raise for the lowest-paid American workers.

  • The reason: for more than four years, Fiorina- who has an estimated net worth of up to $120 million- didn't pay them, a review of Federal Election Commission records shows. But some former staffers on her Senate campaign are now raising questions about that portrayal. FEC records show, for example, that her former campaign manager Martin Wilson was owed $80,500; legal...

  • MASON CITY, Iowa, May 18- In the spotlight for her own high income, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a swipe at hedge fund managers again on Monday for earning much more than ordinary Americans and paying lower tax rates. Speaking to about 60 supporters at a house party in Iowa, Clinton said "the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top"...

  • Dow’s auditor alleged ex-CEO misused company funds Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive officer of Dow Chemical Co.

    Former Dow CEO Andrew Liveris is accused of using his position to finance his lifestyle and boosting a charity that burnished his fame in Greece.

  • Mike Huckabee launches 2nd White House bid Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    Mike Huckabee

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Tuesday formally joined the 2016 presidential race, adding him to a growing list of White House hopefuls.