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Any time I speak with my contacts about jobs it always goes back to the small businessman. Being the driver of jobs, the health of small business is key to a growing U.S. economy.
Today Intuit released its monthly Small Business Employment Index which aggregates online employment data from approximately 60,000 small business employers that have less than 20 employees. I asked Susan Woodward, the economist who worked with Intuit to create the index on this month's highlights.
The insider trader charges against Rajat Gupta raise the question: if he leaked to Raj Rajaratnam about the Goldman-Berkshire Hathaway deal, what else might he have leaked?
Gupta ran McKinsey & Co, one of the top advisors to corporate America, from 1994 to 2003. That position gave him almost unlimited access to inside information. Could Gupta have been leaking back then?
The chief executive of the European Financial Stability Facility has written a letter to the Financial Times to explain why EFSF bonds are not CDOs.
CDOs, or collateralized debt obligations, are a type of structured financial product that is funded by payments made from bonds or other fixed-income securities. CDOs typically have multiple tranches, which represent different payment priorities. \(For example, junior tranches of the CDO would get paid after senior tranches. Junior tranches, therefore, would pay higher rates of interest to compensate investors for their additional risk.\)
The insider trading charges against a Goldman Sachs board member filed today by the Securities and Exchange Commission have been a long time in coming.
The SEC’s Division of Enforcement said that Rajat K. Gupta, a Westport, Connecticut-based business consultant,provided Raj Rajaratnam with confidential information he learned while serving on the boards of Goldman and Procter & Gamble. Rajaratnam allegedly used the inside information to trade on behalf of hedge funds controlled by his company, Galleon. \(Click here to read the breaking news story from CNBC.com.\)
A former board member of Goldman Sachs was accused by the SEC of providing inside information about the investment bank—including its earnings and a pending investment by Berkshire Hathaway— to Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam.
U.S. energy supplier PPL Corp is close to a $6 billion cash deal to buy the UK electricity grid distribution business of E.ON AG, according to a person close to the deal.
The deal between the Deutsche Boerse and the NYSE Euronext will be reviewed by The Committtee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and while insiders expect the deal to go through since it approved the Nasdaq OMX and Borse Dubai deal, the concerns about "national security" continue to be tossed around.
U.S. Subsidaries play an important role in the U.S. economy, some five percent of all jobs are created by them. I decided to ask Nancy McLernon President and CEO of the Organization for International Investment which represents U.S. subsidiaries, about her outlook on this merger and why U.S. Subsidaries are kicking up more cash to have a slice of American business.