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  • Shareholders in the dark about 'dark money'

    Shareholders in the dark about 'dark money'
    Anticipating the Securities and Exchange Commission's actions can feel like waiting for Godot. The SEC has been sitting on a petition for a new rule requiring publicly traded companies to disclose to shareholders what corporate funds are spent on...
  • As stimulus tab rises for Fed, worries grow it may require a bailout

    As stimulus tab rises for Fed, worries grow it may require a bailout
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has taken unprecedented steps to stimulate the economic recovery from the Great Recession, but the tab has risen to such tremendous proportions — fast approaching $4 trillion — that some worry the central...
  • Bond investors face a reckoning as interest rates jump

    Wall Street has preferred to call the recent rebound in long-term interest rates a "wake-up call." But to some bond investors it's apparently more like a five-alarm fire. As rising interest rates have pushed down the value of older bonds in the last...
  • Strong jobs report has Fed on track to taper stimulus, analysts say

    WASHINGTON -- The government's unexpectedly strong June jobs report leaves the Federal Reserve on track to start tapering its bond-buying stimulus efforts as early as September, analysts said Friday. "The labor market has very strong momentum," Chris...
  • Senators announce deal to end student loan impasse

    Senators announce deal to end student loan impasse
    WASHINGTON – Student borrowers will see interest rates reduced to levels near those that expired last month under a deal announced by lawmakers Thursday, potentially ending a battle over college costs that had divided Democrats and threatened to...
  • U.S., UBS agree to $885-million settlement over mortgage bonds

    U.S., UBS agree to $885-million settlement over mortgage bonds
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. regulators said Thursday that they reached an $885-million settlement with UBS Americas Inc. of a suit alleging that the subsidiary of the Swiss banking giant misrepresented mortgage bonds it sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The...
  • Rising Student Loan Costs A Bad Deal For The Nation

    For generations, there has been a tried and true way for parents to help their children get ahead: investing in their education. Along the way, we learned that the same formula works for society as well. Make public investments in education — be...
  • Actively managed mutual funds fall short again — and investors notice

    In the last five years, stock mutual fund managers had two big opportunities to show how much they deserved your money — and trust. First, they could have limited your losses in the harrowing 2008-09 market crash. Second, they could have...
  • Shutdown/debt limit: President Obama finally uses the I-word

    Shutdown/debt limit: President Obama finally uses the I-word
    That is: "Insane." Also, "irresponsible." And "ideological extremists." At his press conference Tuesday, President Obama described the budget standoff in terms as stark as any he has used since the outset. He needs to get even angrier and more...
  • Yellen goes to prison

    Yellen goes to prison
    There is much to praise in President Obama's nomination of Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair. She's a superbly qualified economist with an excellent eye for emerging trends. Yellen wasn't alone among Fed governors in predicting the coming...
  • Investors nervous about government shutdown, default fears, poll finds

    Investors nervous about government shutdown, default fears, poll finds
    Nearly three-quarters of investors in a new survey say their confidence in the economy has been shaken by the government shutdown and threat of default. Most people have not made adjustments to their portfolios as a result of the political impasse in...