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January 28, 2013 EXCLUSIVE: Geithner’s private farewell to Obama and Treasury staff

Source: Washington Post

Friday is Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s last day on the job. As I reported in my profile of the secretary’s tenure, he made his farewell at Treasury last week, with President Obama, Vice President Biden and others in...

January 28, 2013 Europe’s Carbon Scheme Goes Up in Smoke


LONDON—Carbon trading, one of the major European Union policies designed to combat climate change, is failing. A combination of successful lobbying by industry bodies, political interference and lack of economic growth has...

January 28, 2013 Employers navigate health care reform, rising costs


Navigating a changing health care landscape is proving to be a daunting task for the area’s top employers. As they weigh the desire to attract competitive employees with the sobering realization of how much they cost, new...

January 28, 2013 So who is in charge of fracking wastewater, anyway?

Source: Timesonline

With new evidence pointing to potentially dangerous levels of radiation in fracking wastewater, questions arise over just who regulates this stuff. The short answer: No one, really.

January 28, 2013 Euro Crisis Seen Reaping Social Toll With Record Jobless

Source: Bloomberg

Euro-area jobless data this week will expose the social cost of last year’s debt crisis and recession on southern European economies as unemployment across the region probably rose to a record in December. Unemployment in the...

January 28, 2013 Davos talk of new currency war is wildly exaggerated

South China Morning Post - As the writer of the South China Morning Post's Monitor column, Tom Holland attempts each day to make sense of the latest developments in business, finance and economic affairs in Hong Kong and mainland...

January 28, 2013 US allows chemicals in food that are illegal elsewhere

Gulf Times - senior scientist at the îConsumers Unionî. Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, has been lobbying the FDA for decades to reconsider its stance on...

January 25, 2013 Obama Signals Tougher Approach on Wall Street with SEC Pick

Source: National Journal

President Obama was accused by liberal critics of coddling Wall Street during his first term. His pick of Mary Jo White to head the Securities and Exchange Commission is a signal that he is ready to take a more confrontational...

January 25, 2013 EU carbon price crashes to record low


The European Union's flagship climate policy, its emissions trading scheme (ETS), saw the price of carbon crash to a record low on Thursday after a vote in Brussels against a proposal to support the struggling market.

January 25, 2013 SEC-Mandated XBRL Data at Risk of Being Irrelevant to Investors and Analysts

Source: Science Daily

In 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission mandated that public companies submit portions of annual (10-K) and quarterly (10-Q) reports -- in a digitized format known as eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). The...

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