The unraveling of MF Global provides a stark reminder of why we need to implement the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation, a policy that every Republican candidate for president has promised to repeal.
I never trusted Corzine. He always seemed to me to be the hypocritical embodiment of everything that Liberals always accused Conservative politicians of: money-grubbing greed, ignoring the disadvantaged and cheating honest people along the way.
MF Global -- which is unlikely to survive through the weekend, at least in its current form -- is no ordinary firm and the tale of how it became the latest casualty of mindless risk taking is something that every risk taker on Wall Street could learn from.
Losing the Virginia and New Jersey governorships hurt. Local factors played a part, but these are major states. So it matters why the Democrats lost them. Here are eight reasons -- and lessons for next time.