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  • Small steps on gun control

    WHO SAYS gun control is dead in the United States? As Wednesday's passage in the House of what could be the first major federal gun-control law in a decade proves, it is still possible to limit weapons sales in this country — as long as the National...
  • Geithner's bigger TARP

    Geithner's bigger TARP
    New Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner rolled out his first initiative Tuesday, and it was a doozy. Geithner proposed to double down on the much-maligned $700-billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, injecting up to $2 trillion trillion in public and...
  • Insight into BASD swaps points to need to demand transparency from public officials

    THEY CAN BE USEFUL TOOL Sen. Pat Browne Should local governments be allowed to use debt-management tools such as swaps? What is an appropriate level of risk for taxpayers' money? It is appropriate for local government officials to manage the cost of...
  • Fed upshot: Six more months of near-zero short rates?

     
    Steady as it goes, Federal Reserve policymakers declared in their post-meeting statement Tuesday: They left their benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged in the range of zero to 0.25% and once again pledged to keep it low for an “extended period”...
  • Hollywood studios, through lobbying arm, object to box office futures markets

     
    Hollywood's big movie studios are trying to ensure that there's no future for box-office futures. The Motion Pictures Assn. of America, the lobbying group that represents the six major film studios, has notified the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading...
  • Junk bond sales hit a record as investors rush for yield

     
    Investors’ appetite for U.S. Treasury securities may have waned, but their hunger for high-yield corporate junk bonds remains robust.Yield is king: If you have it, investors want it -- and nobody’s terribly worried about risk at the moment. That...
  • Home loan rates stay low, historically, but will mortgage-bond investors want better returns?

     
    Thursday was Day One of the mortgage market’s new life without Federal Reserve assistance. And as was widely expected, the market stood on its own two feet. Benchmark yields on mortgage-backed securities issued and guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie.....
  • U.S. senators voice opposition to movie futures contracts

     
    The odds could be shifting in Hollywood's favor after a group of senators have urged federal regulators to halt plans to give final approval to a new market that would trade movie futures contracts. In a letter today, Sen. Dianne......
  • Box office futures market chief attacks 'powerful special interest group' MPAA in mail blast to senators

     
    The battle over box office futures has hit senators' in-boxes. The head of Media Derivatives, one of two proposed markets for trading futures contracts related to box office receipts, has sent a letter to all 100 senators attacking a legislative......
  • Wall Street Roundup: Employment numbers. Bank investigations everywhere

     
    Good employment news. The number of people filing for unemployment benefits declined again, though only slightly, the Labor Department reported. Bank investigations everywhere. A few weeks after reporting that Goldman Sachs was under criminal...
  • Senate passes financial overhaul

     
    An exuberant Sen. Chris Dodd is flanked by Sens. Harry Reid and Dick Durbin, with Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Warner in the background, after the Senate passed a sweeping regulatory overhaul bill Thursday night. (Getty/Mark Wilson) by Janet......