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February 13, 2014 Banks left guessing on Volcker ruleSource: FT.com
The world’s largest banks could be left scrambling to meet a key reporting date for the Volcker rule because US regulators disagree on what the requirements are, people familiar with the matter said. The differences highlight a...
February 12, 2014 Capturing Carbon May Add 80% to Electric Costs: OfficialSource: Bloomberg
Capturing carbon from coal-burning power plants would increase the cost of electricity at those facilities by as much as 80 percent, more than utilities would get by selling the carbon, an Energy Department official said. Julio...
February 12, 2014 The Forest Trust: Greening or greenwashing?Source: Greenbiz
For those watching the world's largest corporations, 2013 was extraordinary. Under pressure from NGOs, a slew of global companies that are No. 1 in their industries made unprecedented commitments to better environmental and...
February 12, 2014 Is Intel’s executive compensation shift really a ‘cultural change’?Source: Inside Counsel
Intel Corp. may have called a recent executive compensation shift a “cultural change,” but the change may actually be a minor tremble as compared to a major earthquake
February 12, 2014 Why Janet Yellen’s Greatest Challenge Is Home MadeSource: Fiscal Times
Like a doctor confronting a tricky case, the first rule for any Federal Reserve Board chair coming before Congress to talk about monetary policy is “Do no harm.” It’s a much higher bar than it sounds, given the sensitivity of the...
February 12, 2014 Five key defenses against riskSource: Journal of Accountancy
When does a company pull the trigger on an acquisition or investment? When is expanding into a new market a prudent choice? And when is the right time to hire additional personnel or change employee benefits? These are among the...
February 12, 2014 The Americans Who Gave Away The Most Money In 2013Source: Forbes
Who gave away the most money of any American last year? Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, 29, and wife Priscilla Chan, 28, who donated nearly $1 billion to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. That gift made up a sizable...
February 12, 2014 Redistributionist America: Why The Democrats' New Equality Campaign is Lazy, Insincere and CounterproductiveSource: Politix
Harvard economist Greg Mankiw is one of the few to have taken a big picture look at American redistribution's bottom line. His results summarize the net effective "pay minus receive" tax rate for each income quintile (e.g., a...
February 12, 2014 China trade surplus jumps to $32bnSource: BBC News
China's trade surplus jumped to $31.9bn (£19.4bn) in January, easing concerns the world's second-largest economy may be stuck in a slowdown. The figure was up 14% from a year earlier and stronger than forecasts for a $23.7bn...
February 11, 2014 Here's What's Expected From Janet Yellen's First-Ever Remarks As Chair Of The Federal Reserve TodaySource: Business Insider
Today, Janet Yellen will offer her first public remarks as chair of the Federal Reserve in the central bank's semi-annual testimony before Congress on monetary policy. No one expects much new information to come from the event,...
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