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October 24, 2013 Fred Krupp: U.S. Can Do More to Protect EnvironmentSource: Cornell Sun
Speaking to a crowd of more than one hundred at Cornell Tuesday, Fred Krupp, the longtime president of the Environmental Defense Fund, said he does not think a single state in the U.S. is adequately protecting its environment
October 22, 2013 Thoughts About the JP Morgan Case
econintersect.com - This was written after reading about the reported $13 billion dollar settlement for JP Morgan Chase for fraudulent mortgage securities activities. Well, without trying to sound pornographic about it, size per...
October 22, 2013 4 Reasons the SEC's New Ratio Test Will Not Decrease CEO PaySource: Huff Post
On September 18, the SEC announced the proposal of a rule intended to increase disclosure of executive compensation as part of its ongoing effort to curb the growth of CEO pay. The new rule, promulgated under Section 953(b) of...
October 21, 2013 Supreme Beef v USDA: Why Salmonella is on your Chicken
foodpoisoningbulletin.com - How can a company that has sickened at least 472 people, many ... of pounds of ground beef to the National School Lunch Program. In 1999, Salmonella on the product became a point of concern for the...
October 21, 2013 How to Pay Millions and Lag Behind the MarketSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
Today’s low-interest-rate environment has made the hunt for investment income tougher than ever. Many overseers of public pension funds, desperate to bolster returns and meet ballooning retiree obligations, have turned from...
Source: Business Insider
Deal done! Lesson 1. There will be no default. Disgraceful, divisive Democrats and ridiculed, repugnant Republicans, who share blame equally for this horrendous example of poor governance, are aware that the country must not...
October 17, 2013 A World Without PrivacySource: Jode Nocera, NY Times
In his great and prophetic novel “1984,” George Orwell laid out his vision of what totalitarianism would look like if taken to its logical extreme. The government — in the form of Big Brother — sees all and knows all. The Party...
October 8, 2013 Why the Debt Ceiling MattersSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
The word we keep hearing is “catastrophe.” “A U.S. Default Seen as Catastrophe, Dwarfing Lehman’s Fall,” screams the headline in Bloomberg Businessweek. “A default would be unprecedented and has the potential to be catastrophic,”...
October 7, 2013 Five Reasons to Fear the Debt Ceiling - editorialSource: Bloomberg
The global economy is facing a bizarre man-made threat: Radical legislators in the U.S., issuer of the world’s most trusted currency, think forcing the government to renege on its obligations would be a good way to shock it into...
October 7, 2013 At the S.E.C., a Question of Home-Court EdgeSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
SINCE Mary Jo White settled in as chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, lots of tough talk has emanated from the agency about enforcement priorities. Just last week, Andrew Ceresney, co-director of enforcement,...
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