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Entries by Marcus Baram from 07/2011

'The Watchdog': Self-Regulation Of Hedge Funds May Not Be Effective, Says GAO

Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

Allowing the hedge fund and private equity fund industry to regulate itself might not be very effective, according to a new Government Accountability ...

House Committee Wants To Drop Proposal To Expand Offshore Drilling Oversight

Posted 07.12.2011 | Green

House Republicans want to drop one of the key components of the Interior Department's overhaul of the troubled agency responsible for oversight of off...

Safety Concerns Raised Over Deal To Allow Mexican Trucks On U.S. Highways

Posted 07.13.2011 | World

Under an agreement quietly signed in Mexico City today, Mexican trucks will be able to transport goods on U.S. highways in return for Mexico's decisio...

GAO Report On Proprietary Trading Slammed By Senate Democrats As 'Misleading'

Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

A new government report on banks' controversial practice of trading and investing for their own profit was condemned Wednesday by congressional Democr...

FAA Launches New Plan To Keep Air Traffic Controllers From Sleeping On The Job

Posted 07.14.2011 | Business

After several well-publicized reports of air traffic controllers falling asleep in recent months, the Federal Aviation Administration and the controll...

While Prosecutors Nail Banks Over Offshore Tax Abuses, Lobbyists Push To Delay New IRS Rules

Posted 07.15.2011 | Business

Today's news that Credit Suisse is being probed by the Department of Justice as part of a wider probe into foreign banks suspected of aiding tax evasi...

EPA Drops Tough New Lead Paint Rule In Face Of Industry Opposition

Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living

If you're not a regular reader of Professional Door Dealer magazine, you may have been unaware of the lobbying battle over a proposal to toughen lead ...

Dodd-Frank One Year Later: Slow Progress On Rules Amid Industry And GOP Onslaught

Posted 07.21.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- When President Obama signed the most sweeping financial regulatory overhaul since the Great Depression into law last July, he warned that ...

Legendary Knights Templar Cited In Violence In Norway, Mexico

Posted 07.26.2011 | World

From Dan Brown's bestselling novels to video games to "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" to Wagner's Parzival opera, the Knights Templar have inspired ...

Threat Of Right-Wing Extremism In U.S. Debated By Feds, Analysts

Posted 07.28.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The bombing and shooting spree in Norway on Friday has raised questions about whether federal law enforcement agencies in the United State...