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Joe Biden Was A Bad Choice And Dems Are Lucky He Didn't Run

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. This week, Vice President Joe Biden announced he wasn't going to run for president. That's good for Democrats: Biden help...

Obama Officials Resurrect George W. Bush Deregulation Plan

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission has quietly resurrected a deregulation project from the George W. Bush administration, one with ...

Next SEC Commissioners Should Support Political Spending Disclosure Rule

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

For investors who wish to assess the kinds of risk associated with their companies' political spending, Citizens United made corporate accountability and transparency even more essential.

Hillary Clinton and High-Frequency Trading

John I. Sanders | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics
John I. Sanders

Let's assume, for just a moment, Mrs. Clinton is interested in regulating high-frequency traders, but has simply missed the mark. If we hope to properly regulate these traders, there are two preliminary questions we should answer.

Someone Made A Suspiciously Timed Bet That Herbalife Stock Would Plummet

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business

A few hours before a negative story about the nutritional supplement company Herbalife broke, someone made an abnormally large bet that the company's ...

Why The SEC Should Be More Like The FDA

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

Too many financial products, promising too much, come to market every day. Investors deserve to be protected by an SEC that takes our financial health as seriously as the FDA takes our physical health.

CBS Sets Women in Sports Reporting Back About Fifty Years

Dani Bostick | Posted 10.05.2015 | Sports
Dani Bostick

Allie LaForce's inane reporting on Saturday undermines women's efforts to be taken seriously as sports journalists and feeds harmful perceptions that female reporters have less to offer than their male counterparts when it comes to insight and analysis.

Wagner Bill Gets It Backwards: SEC Should Follow DOL's Lead on Fiduciary Duty

Barbara Roper | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Barbara Roper

The SEC's enforcement of the fiduciary duty under the Investment Advisers Act has been long on disclosure and short on real avoidance of conflicts.

Drug-Price Gouging Hedge Fund Guy May Be Even Worse Than You Thought, SEC Documents Show

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business

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Why University of Alabama Football is Unique

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 09.21.2015 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

There is football, college football and then there is University of Alabama football. A visit to Tuscaloosa for the night game against Ole Miss was an eye opener, dispelled many stereotypes and provided me with a renewed appreciation for SEC football.

Confessions of Venture Capitalists: How to Milk a Unicorn

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Those who wonder what the hell is going on with the accelerating number of startups getting billion-dollar valuations and above, please raise MY hand.

Deutsche Bank über alles...

Joel Sucher | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Joel Sucher

While other mega-banks have suffered the slings and arrows of regulatory retaliation there's something unique about Deutsche's problems and for me it's personal. I was born in Lubeck in Deutschland's north a few years after the war

Who's Protecting Investors?

Terry Savage | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Terry Savage

The financial services industry is choosing up sides in an epic battle over what new regulations should be created to protect individual investors. The SEC, which has the overall responsibility of protecting investors, has been dithering about offering new rules.

How SEC Chair Mary Jo White Gave Congolese Warlords Some Unexpected Help

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Warlords in the Democratic Republic of Congo got some help from two conservative judges on Tuesday, when a federal appeals court for th...

Startup Insider: The Story Behind Stock Trading App Robinhood and Its One Million-Person Waitlist

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

For Robinhood founders Baiju Bhatt and Vladimir Tenev, the 2008 financial crisis, followed by the Occupy Wall Street movement, were a source of inspiration to create Robinhood, a mobile first zero-commission stock brokerage app.

Hackers Made $100 Million With Info From Stolen Press Releases: FBI

AP | Damon Beres | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An international web of hackers and traders made $100 million on Wall Street by stealing a look at corporate press releases...

Is the SEC Against Income Inequality -- or for It?

Judith Samuelson | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Judith Samuelson

Let's not pop the Prosecco just yet. Another SEC rule being debated now would effectively endorse the root cause of excessive CEO pay -- the practice of paying CEOs based on the company's stock price.

SEC Finally Approves Rule On CEO Pay

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday approved a rule requiring companies to the reveal the discrepancy between what thei...

A Lot Should Happen in 5 Years

Mary Jo Kilroy | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Mary Jo Kilroy

Five years ago, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) was signed into law. Nevertheless, sections of the law still remain to be implemented because of delays in enacting regulations.

The Asinine Arguments Corporations Have Used to Block CEO-Worker Pay Disclosure for 5 Years

Sarah Anderson | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Sarah Anderson

When Dodd-Frank turns five years old on July 21, this simple rule will still not be in force. It may be the law of the land, but the SEC has not finalized the regulations to put it into practice.

Dodd-Frank: Five Years After

Stephen G. Cecchetti | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Stephen G. Cecchetti

On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (hereafter, DF), the most sweeping financial regulatory reform in the United States since the 1930s. Let's have a look at the most noteworthy accomplishments and the biggest failings so far.

Ben Walsh

The Tide Is Turning Against Obama's Pro-Wall Street SEC Pick | Ben Walsh | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

More than 110,000 people have signed a petition to remove Mary Jo White as chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission because she is too clo...

The Phony Fiduciary 'Debate'

Dan Solin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Dan Solin

The battle over the legal standard to which advisors should be held when giving investment advice has two fronts: Advice given by advisors to retirement plans and advice given by advisors to everyone else, including individual investors.

How To Find Main Street Investors For Gender Diverse Companies

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Women in leadership roles are steadily increasing, and more companies are stepping up to the plate and recognizing the drastic disparity that still ex...

Zach Carter

Here's Why Elizabeth Warren Is So Mad At The SEC | Zach Carter | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) stunned Wall Street this week with a scathing letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo...