Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 2:57 PM ET

As It Turns Out, TARP Money Went to the Well Connected

Posted By: John Carney
We’ve always had anecdotal evidence that decisions about which companies got TARP money were highly politicized. Now financial scholar Linus Wilson has produced a study the demonstrates the systematic politicization. »Read more
  Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 12:52 PM ET

The Treasury Department Learned of the Big Bank of America Put Back Demand From the Media

Posted By: John Carney
Treasury officials were not given advance notice that the New York Fed was joining Pimco, Blackrock and other investors to demand the Bank of America repurchase loans included in $47 billion of mortgage backed securities. »Read more
  Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 12:01 PM ET

How to Make Proxy Advisors Worse: Regulate Them

Posted By: John Carney
My critique of proxy advisory firms has ruffled some feathers over at The Corporate Library, the leading corporate governance research company. »Read more
  Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 11:34 AM ET

Steve Schwarzman:Financial Reform Is Prolonging the Economic Slump

Posted By: John Carney
The Dodd-Frank financial reform law is prolonging the recession, according to Blackstone founder Steve Schwarzman. »Read more
  Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 10:14 AM ET

Ron Baron: We Need a Leader to Turn This Country Around

Posted By: Lori Ann LaRocco
From the midterms to the unfinished business of health care and financial reform, there's a lot of noise in the marketplace right now that have many investors sticking their heads in the sand in fear rather then diving into the equity pool. »Read more
  Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 8:46 AM ET

No Consensus on Reforming U.S. Corporate Tax Structure

Posted By: Ash Bennington
A roundup of the morning headlines. »Read more
  Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 4:58 PM ET

Where the Bears Aren't

Posted By: Jeff Cox
Bears are tough to find this year at the Impact 2010 investor conference — those who will admit to it, anyway. »Read more
  Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 4:42 PM ET

Poli-Blog Smackdown! Dems & GOP Duel in the Blogosphere

Posted By: Ash Bennington
A roundup of the day's headlines. »Read more
  Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 4:27 PM ET

Volcker Rule? JPMorgan Just Bought a $6 Billion Brazilian Hedge Fund

Posted By: John Carney
If you had any lingering hope that the Volcker Rule would keep taxpayer protected banks from acquiring hedge funds, it will be quashed by todays announcement that JP Morgan Chase has signed a deal to acquire a controlling stake in the Brazilian hedge fund Gavea Investimentos. »Read more
  Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 4:23 PM ET

Why Did the Foreclosure Fiasco Lead to a Put-Back Panic?

Posted By: John Carney
There's a lot of confusion about why fears of put-back exposure at some of our largest banks seemed to spring up so quickly following the revelations about problems in foreclosure proceedings. »Read more

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