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George Soros

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  • Rachel Marsden: Transparency must accompany financial oversight

    PARIS -- On the occasion of President Obama's State of the Union address this week, marking five years since he was sworn into office with the stated primary objective of turning around the post-crisis domestic economy, it's worth asking: Is America...
  • Nonprofit groups back both liberals and conservatives [Letter]

    Regarding your recent editorial on political activity by tax-exempt nonprofit groups, you once again make no mention of philanthropist George Soros' activities or President Barack Obama's Organizing for America group ("Reining in secret money," Dec. 3)....
  • In pioneering experiment, Uruguay nationalizes marijuana trade

    In pioneering experiment, Uruguay nationalizes marijuana trade
    In a bold and controversial move, Uruguay on Tuesday became the first country to legalize marijuana and make it a farm-to-table state business. President Jose Mujica championed the bill that narrowly passed the Chamber of Senators, arguing that "the...
  • Red Maryland week in review

    Red Maryland week in review
    From the Baltimore Sun Op-Ed Page As has been custom during his time in office, Governor Martin O'Malley has built his budget upon a fiscal house of cards, featuring false claims about cutting spending and leaving a structural deficit in place for his...
  • Schools' disciplinary policies have been hijacked by leftists [Letter]

    The State Board of Education passed a new school discipline policy that will have far-reaching effects on every subdivision in Maryland. Your editorial in support of the new policy was both predictable and disheartening ("Keep them in class," Jan. 29)....
  • California ballot measure on pot legalization delayed until 2016

    California ballot measure on pot legalization delayed until 2016
    SEATTLE — A coalition of investors and strategists, which played a key role in passing most of the legislation to reform drug laws nationwide since 1996, has decided not to put a pot initiative on the ballot in California this year but will wait...
  • Gold glitters less brightly, falling below $1,600

    Gold glitters less brightly, falling below $1,600
    Gold still glitters, but a bit less brightly as it fell below $1,600 on Friday for the first time in six months. In one of the contrarian ways of the financial markets, gold has weakened as evidence has mounted that the global economy is recovering....
  • Ackman out at J.C. Penney after spat over CEO, chairman

    J.C. Penney’s turmoil at the top continued Tuesday as activist investor Bill Ackman stepped down from the board following a public disagreement over the struggling retailer’s choice of chief executive and chairman. Ackman, whose Pershing...
  • George Soros takes 7.9% stake in J.C. Penney, stock soars

    George Soros takes 7.9% stake in J.C. Penney, stock soars
    Billionaire financier George Soros seems to be showing faith in J.C. Penney’s chances at a turnaround, taking a 7.9% stake in the struggling retailer. The hedge fund titan bought nearly 17.4 million shares through his Soros Fund Management,...
  • Connecticut's Top Billionaire Making Headlines of the Wrong Sort

    Of course, it's always nice when one of Connecticut's billionaires is getting lots of national attention, and in this case it's our richest resident: Stephen A. Cohen. Cohen is a denizen of Greenwich and founder of SAC Capital Advisors, one of the...
  • Bill Ackman steps down from J.C. Penney board

    Boardroom brawling at J.C. Penney Co. has claimed its latest casualty: activist investor Bill Ackman, who stepped down as a director after publicly voicing concerns about the struggling retailer's chief executive and chairman. The department store chain...