By Joseph Lawler | 08/29/14 11:37 AM
It is widely expected that the Sept. 4 meeting announced by the Financial Stability Oversight Council late Thursday will focus on applying the label of "too big to fail" to one insurer, MetLife.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/29/14 10:57 AM
Luis Aguilar, one of the five SEC commissioners, issued an unusual dissent to the SEC's punishment of an accountant, calling the decisions a "wrist slap at best."
By Joseph Lawler | 08/28/14 08:12 PM
Republicans on Capitol Hill are feeling no pressure to thwart those companies whom Democrats label corporate "deserters."
By Joseph Lawler | 08/28/14 04:47 PM
One of the companies attacked in mid-August was the nation's largest bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., a representative for the bank confirmed.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/28/14 09:01 AM
U.S. gross domestic product grew at a 4.2 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/27/14 08:23 PM
Updated CBO projections of the US economy predict a future of slower growth and lower productivity.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/27/14 01:12 PM
The Securities and Exchange Commission voted to adopt two rules intended to prevent weak or fraudulent loans from being bundled into securities and sold to investors, including an overhaul of the way that rating agencies work.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/27/14 10:11 AM
This year the federal debt will be double what it was before the financial crisis, Congress' budget scorekeeper projected Wednesday morning.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/27/14 08:10 AM
Federal rules are scaring home lenders from making loans to anyone without excellent credit, a dynamic that top economic policymakers say is holding back the nation's economic recovery.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/26/14 04:16 PM
The S&P 500 index closed just above the symbolically significant number of 2,000 for the first time Tuesday, as stocks soared following positive economic reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also neared record highs.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/26/14 08:23 AM
Talk of the move has drawn criticism from Democratic lawmakers who are concerned about U.S. companies using mergers with companies in lower-tax jurisdictions to lower their U.S. tax payments.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/25/14 09:13 PM
If any company could make Americans care about international corporate taxation, it might be Burger King.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/25/14 01:23 PM
Sales of new homes fell short of expectations in July, as the U.S. housing market fails to recover quickly enough to contribute to a stronger economic recovery. The Census Bureau reported Monday morning that 412,000 new single-family homes were sold in July, well below the roughly 430,000 that...
By Joseph Lawler | 08/25/14 01:01 PM
Burger King would be one of the largest and most well-known companies to seek to leave the U.S. in a so-called corporate inversion, in which a U.S. company buys a smaller foreign company in a lower-tax jurisdiction and then places its headquarters in the foreign country to lower its tax bill.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/25/14 08:57 AM
New Jersey Republican Senate candidate Jeff Bell, who is running against incumbent Democrat Sen. Cory Booker, is making criticism of the Fed and a return to the gold standard the centerpiece of his campaign.
By Byron York | 08/31/14
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