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  • Guess which President has raked in the most Wall Street bucks ?

    10/10/2011 12:28:34 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies ^ | 10 10 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    While the professional Left trashes Wall Street, they might want to consider how their current President got elected.  The Sunlight Foundation reports that Barack Obama didn’t just win the Wall Street sweepstakes in 2008 over John McCain — he’s done better at getting Wall Street cash than any other President in the last 20 years: Despite his rhetorical attacks on Wall Street, a study by the Sunlight Foundation’s Influence Project shows that President Barack Obama has received more money from Wall Street than any other politician over the past 20 years, including former President George W. Bush.In 2008, Wall Street’s largesse accounted for...
  • Gotham’s Capital Chance: NYC is missing a once-in-a-generation opportunity...

    07/20/2010 5:19:10 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand
    City Journal ^ | 13 July 2010 | Nicole Gelinas
    NYC is missing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to seize a competitive advantage. New York and London have long competed to be the global capital of global capital. With plenty of business to go around, the competition has usually been friendly; now, as the West’s financial industry shrinks, it could become fierce. London is already stumbling in this race, giving New York a golden opportunity to pull ahead. But instead, our politicians are sacrificing growth to higher taxes and bad regulations, just as London is. The global finance industry awakened in the 1980s and soared in the 1990s. Wall Street and...
  • The Economics of the Rise of Ahmadinejad

    02/24/2007 11:01:37 AM PST · by frithguild · 3 replies · 229+ views
    NRO Financial ^ | December 19, 2006, 8:42 a.m | Reuven Brenner
    When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited the U.S. recently, he didn’t say explicitly that the Holocaust was a myth. Instead he asked why so much emphasis is put on the 6 million Jews who died during WWII rather than the 60 million people who perished during the conflict. Then, at a Tehran conference where Holocaust deniers congregated with Orthodox rabbis who apparently believe the state of Israel should not exist, Ahmadinejad offered a message satisfying each camp. He told the delegates that the Holocaust should be questioned and that Israel’s days are numbered. One wonders, with the terrible lessons of...
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Goes Global

    07/17/2006 2:02:11 PM PDT · by Sean Flynn · 12 replies · 639+ views
    According to critics, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has caused a litany of ills: Executives are retiring early, public companies are going private, foreign firms are listing abroad and U.S. firms are losing their competitive edge. The sweeping law, written in the wake of the Enron scandal, has served as a scapegoat for all the evils facing corporate America since it was passed in 2002.
  • Protectionism in Spain's Capital Markets

    07/14/2006 2:20:25 PM PDT · by Sean Flynn · 13 replies · 296+ views
    LONDON -- When Spanish stock-exchange operator Bolsas & Mercados Espanoles lists shares on its own market today, opening itself to investors for the first time in its 170-year history, it will do so under one condition: You must ask permission to buy more than 1%. The Spanish government put the requirement in during May as BME, based in Madrid, was gearing up for its market debut. Under the rule, no investor can build up a direct or indirect stake of more than 1% in BME without consent from the country's market regulator, the Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores, or...
  • China still a strong bet but danger lurks

    03/05/2006 8:26:08 PM PST · by indcons · 9 replies · 311+ views
    Financial Times ^ | March 6 2006 | Phil Davis
    It is almost axiomatic that China will, in the coming decades, overtake the US as the world's biggest economy. Goldman Sachs predicts 2050 as C-day, while other forecasters believe Chinese pre-eminence could come within 30 years. Investors are not waiting to find out. Large and small, across the world, they are scrambling to place their bets. The trouble is, just as many investors used a scattergun approach to get a slice of the Silicon Valley in 1999, so they would seem to be firing shots in the dark at China. The obvious way to take a punt, on Chinese quoted...
  • Charles Schwab to sell NYSE seats

    12/23/2004 4:24:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 1,239+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, December 23, 2004
    SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones/AP) -- Charles Schwab Corp. will sell its three New York Stock Exchange seats and no longer maintain a membership at the exchange after the sale is completed. The move follows the company's sale of its capital markets and trading business earlier this year and previously announced efforts to cut costs.
  • Chief Says Fannie Mae Did Nothing Wrong (Franklin Raines of the Democrats' Enron)

    10/07/2004 6:24:59 AM PDT · by OESY · 10 replies · 524+ views
    New York Times ^ | Oct. 6, 2004 | STEPHEN LABATON
    WASHINGTON Franklin D. Raines, the head of Fannie Mae, took issue with every major damaging conclusion of the company's regulator on Wednesday in an embattled appearance before a subcommittee of the House of Representatives. Breaking his silence two weeks after a report by the company's main regulator plunged the management of the mortgage giant into crisis by accusing senior executives of manipulating accounting and earnings to get bigger bonuses, Mr. Raines said the federal agency had drawn unfair conclusions. He said the agency denied the company a fair hearing and inexplicably waged an unusually public campaign against it. "I want...