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March 18, 2013 ‘It’s One Mistake for Another Here’Source: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
THE Senate committee report on the $6.2 billion loss at JPMorgan Chase offers a peephole into the minds of the traders as they realized their big complex bets were melting down.
March 15, 2013 Hidden Numbers Make Banks Even BiggerSource: Floyd Norris, NY Times
Under American accounting rules, banks that trade a lot of derivatives can keep literally trillions of dollars in assets and liabilities off their balance sheets. Since 2009, they have at least been required to make disclosures...
March 10, 2013 A Long Road Back for the Dow IndustrialsSource: Floyd Norris, NY Times
MORE than five years after the stock market began to slide in the fall of 2007, the Dow Jones industrial average recovered all of the ground lost in the recession and rose to new highs this week.
March 8, 2013 Regulator Expresses Doubts About an Auditor’s ProceduresSource: Floyd Norris, NY Times
The regulator for American auditing firms said on Thursday that it had found serious problems with procedures at PricewaterhouseCoopers and that the firm had failed to remedy them.
March 4, 2013 Promises, Promises at the New York FedSource: Gretechen Morgenson, NY Times
TWO weeks ago, I wrote a column about a secret agreement struck in July 2012 by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Bank of America. The existence of the confidential deal was disclosed recently in court filings, which...
Source: Floyd Norris, NY Times
A FEW years ago, capital was flying around the globe faster than it ever had. The world economy became more tightly integrated, and technology contributed to making it easier for banks and investors to deploy their money on the...
March 1, 2013 En Route to KnowingSource: Tim Quast, President, ModernNetworks IR LLC
I got a kick out of that movie, Night at the Museum. Yes, it’s old, and no, we haven’t seen any of the movies that contended alongside Argo for Best Picture this year. But there were several times yesterday as clients reported...
February 28, 2013 Bernanke: By Unemployment, Not So GoodSource: Floyd Norris, NY Times
As Catherine Rampell notes, Ben S. Bernanke pointed to the low inflation in his tenure in Senate testimony on Friday. Inflation has been lower during his tenure than during that of any postwar Fed chairman. But the Fed has a dual...
February 27, 2013 Shareholders Need Robust Disclosure to Exercise Their Voting Rights as Investors and OwnersSource: SEC
In the next few months, thousands of public companies will hold their annual shareholder meetings. I would like to take this opportunity to emphasize the importance of robust proxy disclosure to shareholders and to highlight...
February 27, 2013 Memo to Europe: What About T-Bills?Source: Floyd Norris, NY Times
In my column on Friday, I looked at the proposed European transaction tax from a stock market perspective, and found it to be reasonable.
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