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  • Obama to name L.A.'s Maria Contreras-Sweet to top small-business post

    Obama to name L.A.'s Maria Contreras-Sweet to top small-business post
    President Obama intends to nominate Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles and a former state Cabinet secretary, to head the Small Business Administration. Contreras-Sweet, who is highly regarded in the L.A....
  • Treasury to sell $3 billion of stock in bailed-out Ally Financial

    The wind-down of the bailout continues. The Obama administration has decided to sell about $3 billion of the government’s common stock holdings in Ally Financial Inc., a former General Motors Corp. lending arm propped up with taxpayer assistance...
  • Neel who? Again, a wealthy candidate reaches for a California win

    Neel Kashkari announced his run for governor of California on Tuesday and then turned to the crowd to take a commemorative photo. "Say cheese!” the multimillionaire Republican declared. And all around the state of California, political...
  • Preview of 2014: Fiscal restraint and poverty as political imagery

    The call-and-response to California Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address Wednesday flipped traditional party roles on their heads. Look for more of it in 2014. The Democratic governor spoke of fiscal discipline and, with a flourish,...
  • Kashkari acknowledges that he did not always vote

    Kashkari acknowledges that he did not always vote
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari responded to reports that he had a spotty voting record, acknowledging that he has not gone to the polls in every election. He pointed to his decision to leave a lucrative investment banking career to...
  • Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood

    Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood
    Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Nairobi, foreign residents had a simple way of obtaining Kenyan shillings. They'd write a check in, say, U.S. dollars on their U.S. bank accounts to the Indian man who owned the ice cream store down the block. He'd pay...
  • Bonds aren't the easiest gift to buy

    The federal health care marketplace isn't the only government website that can generate hair-yanking moments. Try buying U.S. savings bonds in the digital domain. The holiday season is a peak period for parents and grandparents to purchase bonds as gifts...
  • Jackson Jr.'s ex-treasurer fined over failure to file report

    Jackson Jr.'s ex-treasurer fined over failure to file report
    WASHINGTON — Chicago attorney Vickie Pasley, who was treasurer of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign committee, has been fined $7,150 by the Federal Election Commission, newly released documents show. The fine, made public Friday, stems from the Jackson...
  • Should IRS curb campaigning by political nonprofits?

    Should IRS curb campaigning by political nonprofits?
    The IRS has proposed a crackdown on the political activities of tax-exempt groups. Federal law says nonprofit groups that don't have to disclose their donors or pay taxes can engage in some campaign-related activity, but not if it's their primary purpose....
  • Reining in secret money [Editorial]

    Some of the biggest political contributors in recent elections don't appear on any list of the usual suspects; they are neither corporations, unions nor extremely wealthy individuals. Instead, they are new nonprofit organizations that have been granted...
  • 501(c)(4) rules without teeth

    Last week the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department published draft regulations for tax-exempt "social welfare" organizations that increasingly have become banks for anonymous political donations. But the regulations stop short of...