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Earlier today, The Securities and Exchange Commission passed new regulations regarding banks treatment of asset-backed securities . The regulation affects two principal aspects of disclosure: First, disclosures made during the initial sale of the asset-backed security; second, ongoing disclosure related to the risk exposures of existing securities.
The theory goes that small businesses are the center of job creation. So if they’re not getting their fair share of federal funds, how will they be able to solve the nation’s vexing unemployment problem?
Finally, someone gives it to us straight. An explanation of what high frequency trading is and how it caused the Flash Crash.
In the darkest days of the financial crisis, Goldman Sachs handed out billions of dollars of options and restricted stock to prized employees—most likely, senior partners at the firm.
Goldman disclosed the awards, which were made on December 17 of 2008, in January of the following year. Now the awards are receiving new attention, thanks to a report from Eric Dash and Susanne Craig, written on the back of research by Footnoted.com.
As expected, House Republicans passed a bill to repeal President Obama’s health care plan by a vote of 245 to 189. Republicans say this vote was a mandate of the American voter.
The bill now goes to the Senate but Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has promised that any attempt to roll back the law would be blocked. The topic of health care is one that not only polarizes politics, but Americans as well.
I decided to speak with Representative John Kline, \(R-MN\) Chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee. This committee shares jurisdiction over health care reform specifically the employer-sponsored health care plans that cover approximately 170 million Americans. Cost and uncertainty surrounding the bill dominated our conversation.
The inalienable right of the “pursuit of happiness” is becoming tougher for most Americans with each passing day. America is no longer the happy country it wants to be.
A Forbes poll has us barely making the top 10 percent when it comes to happiness, in spite of our still dominating prowess on other major indicators. Have we become an unhappy nation, contrary to the ideals we were founded upon? Perhaps. But, it's much more serious than that.
Going through one of the worst economic sagas in US history has thrown the country into two types of depressed states: a financial one and a psychological one.
Morgan Stanley Beats [CNBC] "Morgan Stanley posted a solid quarterly profit that beat analyst expectations both for revenue and bottom-line, sending shares higher in premarket trading. The Wall Street titan, which had been trampled during the financial crisis, bounced back with a profit of 41 cents a share, ahead of Wall Street expectations for 40 cents, according to Thomson Reuters. The profit was a 60 percent jump over the previous year"
Eisman May Leave FrontPoint [Wall Street Journal] On the flip side of the coin, here's a touch of gray for Morgan Stanley "High-profile hedge-fund manager Steve Eisman is considering leaving his investment firm, a move that would complicate efforts by its owner, Wall Street bank Morgan Stanley, to spin off the business. Mr. Eisman has talked recently with potential investors about managing money for them if he leaves the firm, FrontPoint Partners, according to people familiar with the matter. Since 2004, Mr. Eisman has overseen FrontPoint's wagers on financial-services companies, including a well-known bet against subprime mortgages that earned him and FrontPoint's clients huge profits in 2007. He manages about $1.3 billion at FrontPoint."
Ray Dalio's fund slumped in August and some investors blame the strategy of such funds for the volatility that slammed stocks and commodities.
For all the talk about the 250,000 jobs a month the economy is creating, workers' real wages are going backward.
Volatility could probably last anywhere from three to four months, Brian Jacobsen of Wells Fargo said.