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  • Jewish Federations help win new anti-Iran law

     
    A new law requires Florida-chartered banks to report information to the state on any accounts that might be linked to foreign financial institutions supporting terrorism. Aimed at Iran, the law stemmed from efforts by the Jewish Federations in Palm Beach....
  • Climate change: 'Mastery of Washington'

     
    by Mark Silva Both President Barack Obama and Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee are bound for Copenhagen next week, among the many U.S. representatives at an international conference that will conclude with an attempt at a framework for an.......
  • Obama to banks: 'Collecting every dime'

     
    by Mark Silva It was the "irresponsibility'' of the nation's big banks that created a credit crisis that "nearly pulled the entire economy into a second Great Depression,'' President Barack Obama says, and now it's their responsibilty to ensure that......
  • Obama: 'Financial WMD's demand regs

     
    by Mark Silva Thumbing through the issues of a new poll portraying what a battleground the midterm congressional elections will be, Celinda Lake, the Democratic pollster on the bipartisan team that produced the poll, found her tongue slipping each time......
  • Obama's 'Wall Street Reform:' Round two

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, engaged in a fight for financial regulatory reform embodying many of the dynamics of the healthcare debate, will return to New York City's Cooper Union this week for another address on "Wall Street reform.''......
  • McCain: Squeeze Iran financially

     
    by Stuart Silverstein In a speech he will deliver this morning, John McCain manages to take a slap at Barack Obama and Iran at the same time. McCain, according to excerpts of a prepared address to the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC,......
  • Fannie, Freddie ointment has flies: expert

     
    by Frank James The U.S. financial markets really liked the federal takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Dow Jones Industrials were up 1.24 percent when last I checked though that was down significantly from its open.......
  • Greenspan: recession odds over 50-50

     
    by Frank James, updated at 12:39 pm ET with transcript Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said chances are better than even that the U.S. and larger global economies will experience a recession. Greenspan's comments came on ABC News's "This......
  • Wall Street mega bailout ahead?

     
    by Frank James CNBC reported this afternoon that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is shopping an idea around Capitol Hill whereby the feds would create a virtual landfill for the toxic assets now owned by financial institutions. Such a move would......
  • Fed economic action: 'Unprecedented'

     
    By Mark Silva Capping a week of extraordinary government intervention in an economy in crisis, President Bush is at once supporting unparalleled federal action with hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars at stake and attempting to offer Americans a...
  • Policy I: McCain speech

     
    A day after Obama announced policy initiatives on Wall Street, McCain comes out with his, in the midst of a speech with some fairly blistering attacks on Obama. The full speech is after the jump, but here's the gist of......