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April 6, 2015 It’s Not the Economy, It’s the Narrative, Stupid!Source: Larry Checco, featured columnist
Ever ask yourself why low- and moderate-income voters would elect politicians who consistently work to reduce taxes on the wealthiest among us when those same politicians counterbalance the loss in tax revenues by slashing public...
April 3, 2015 Why China, US need to find common ground
Today - In 2002, for example, the CDF focused on the impact of Chinaâs accession to the îWorld Trade Organizationî, a precursor to a spectacular surge of export-led growth. In 2009, the emphasis was on...
It is very worrying for the world that American policy makers should be capable of making such outrageous errors, scoring own-goals, as the decision to play poker against China over the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)...
April 2, 2015 How To Reenergize The Hard-Hit Oil And Gas IndustrySource: Forbes
Here’s a piece of legislation the Republican Congress should pass pronto: end the decades old, misbegotten ban on the export of crude oil, as well as the stifling bureaucratic restrictions on the export of natural gas. Astounding...
April 2, 2015 Walmart Emerges as Unlikely Social ForceSource: NY Times
Walmart, which has deployed its financial might to squeeze extra gallons of gas out of its trucks and shave pennies off the price of laundry detergent, did something unexpected this week: It muscled its way into a divisive social...
March 30, 2015 CSR Looks Like This: Business Leadership and LGBT EqualitySource: Triple Pundit
Despite the recent wave of historic progress regarding same-sex marriage equality, Republican-led state legislatures from Arizona, to Arkansas, to Indiana and beyond have been working to pass legislation that the Georgia Chamber...
March 26, 2015 Market Structure Map - Compensation ModelSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
What do you get paid to do? That’s the question the SEC may soon pose to high-frequency traders, according to a story from Bloomberg yesterday.
Source: Washington Post
We'll start with the video below, which shows testimony from Bryan Koon, head of the emergency division for the state of Florida, before a committee of the state Senate. As you might have heard, former state employees told...
March 24, 2015 Which geopolitical risk do investors fear the most'
Yahoo Finance - In January, the îWorld Economic Forumî named international conflict as the biggest risk for the global economy. In March, a joint statement by the heads of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund,...
March 19, 2015 The Fed Needs to Read the Signs Better This TimeSource: Larry Checco, featured writer
At a recent Brookings Institution event, former Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia president, Charles Plosser, echoed the mantra we’ve heard again and again, “We missed the signs”—the signs, that is, that led to the worst...
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