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  • Downed plane in Venezuela draws questions from Mexico

    Downed plane in Venezuela draws questions from Mexico
    MEXICO CITY -- When a high-ranking officer in the Venezuelan military posted the picture of the burned-up remnants of a small Mexican aircraft this week on Twitter, it launched a flurry of questions. Who had been in the plane? What had it been doing...
  • Obama to tap Treasury official for key Wall Street oversight post

    Obama to tap Treasury official for key Wall Street oversight post
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Tuesday will nominate the Treasury Department official in charge of the $800-billion financial bailout fund to be the next chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which oversees the complex derivatives...
  • Treasury official tapped to lead Commodity Futures Trading Commission

     Treasury official tapped to lead Commodity Futures Trading Commission
    WASHINGTON — President Obama tapped a senior Treasury official to take over as one of Wall Street's top regulators, leading the agency charged with overseeing complex financial derivatives. Obama said Tuesday he would nominate Timothy Massad to...
  • Senators still mulling over additional Iran sanctions

    Senators still mulling over additional Iran sanctions
    WASHINGTON — Key senators remained undecided Wednesday on whether to impose more economic sanctions on Iran after Secretary of State John F. Kerry and other administration officials urged them to delay further penalties while negotiations continue...
  • Obamacare's dismal stats

    The Obama administration made it official Wednesday: The number of people who signed up for health coverage through new state and federal insurance exchanges last month was dwarfed by the number whose policies have been canceled as a result of the 2010...
  • Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner joins private equity firm

    WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner is becoming a financial industry executive, taking a high-level job with the private-equity firm Warburg Pincus, the firm announced Saturday. Geithner, who was a major player in the...
  • Financial planners field anxious queries from federal workers

    Financial planners field anxious queries from federal workers
    Most of the federal workers calling financial planner Stephen Zelcer have an observation and a question. They're worried Congress will kick off a shutdown sequel in January — and they want to know what, financially speaking, they should do to...
  • Ex-Treasury official considers challenging Jerry Brown in 2014

    Ex-Treasury official considers challenging Jerry Brown in 2014
    Meeting with half a dozen formerly homeless people at an Orange County nonprofit, Neel Kashkari told them what has been an open secret in California political circles: The former U.S. Treasury Department official and banker is weighing a run for...
  • Treasury sells more GM stock, expects to sell the rest by year's end

    Treasury sells more GM stock, expects to sell the rest by year's end
    WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department said Thursday it has sold an additional 70.2-million shares of General Motors Co. stock acquired as part of the automaker's bailout and expects to unload the rest by the end of the year. The sale of the final...
  • So, how many buildings DOES the Commonwealth of Virginia own?

    Seems like an easy enough question, doesn't it: how many buildings do you own? Turns out, for the state government there are five different answers, the state Senate Finance Committee learned Friday. Nobody seems to know which is right. There are...
  • Some agencies do better than others at keeping the language simple

    Some agencies do better than others at keeping the language simple
    Every so often Greg Rosenthal comes across a word like "diapause." And that's when things get interesting. A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rosenthal is frequently responsible for translating the wonky, academic language used...