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Senate Dems Tell SEC To Implement CEO Pay Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifteen Senate Democrats including Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called Tuesday for the Securities and Exchange Commission to implement a r...

SEC Holding Crowdfunding Hostage

Larry MacDonald | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Larry MacDonald

The SEC is blocking small business' access to funding and delaying job creation. Congress passed Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, commonly known as the JOBS Act, in 2012 and ordered the SEC to write rules for its implementation by January 2013. The SEC is more than two years late and businesses are suffering as a result.

A Financial Services Marketing Girl's Guide To Surviving A Compliance Conference

April Rudin | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
April Rudin

Our audience looked shell-shocked although it was only the morning of day 2. Deer in the headlights-I think I was the only one in the room smiling. How could I lighten their load? This is not a funeral nor a death sentence I thought. 6 years later, has anything really changed?

Pay-to-Play Restrictions on Government Contracting Under Assault

Craig Holman | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Craig Holman

Pay-to-play restrictions constitute desperately-needed government contracting reform -- designed to preserve the integrity of the government contracting process and save taxpayer dollars -- not campaign finance reform. Even the Roberts Court may well see this.

How to Fund Your Startup -- With VCs, Angels and Crowdinvesting

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

"Every one of my books had killed me a little more," - this profound and highly personal quote by American author Norman Mailer has become one of my f...

Here's More Proof The Financial Markets Are Rigged

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business

Oct 29 (Reuters) - Hedge funds and other rapid-fire investors get access to market-moving documents before other users of the Securities and Exchang...

Wall Street's 5 Most Deceptive Sales Practices

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 12.17.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

The headlines are not the only risks that are created by Wall Street. There are other risks and there is a 75% probability one of them is impacting you.

What's Next for Campaign Finance Reform?

Meredith McGehee | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Meredith McGehee

While it would be nice to be able to wave a magic wand or pass a sweeping bill to fix the system, it's just not going to happen. Now is the time for determined and steadfast battles on several fronts.

My Surprising Conversation With Dick Fuld (Yes, That Dick Fuld) and the Future of America

Peter Sims | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Peter Sims

Now, America has long been an exceptionally redemptive society. Even if you screw up really badly, if you are willing to reflect long and hard, learn from your mistakes, and demonstrate a commitment to a larger purpose than your own ego, you can emerge on the other side and begin anew.

Crowdfunding Companies Are Not Flocking to the Coasts

Rohan Kusre | Posted 10.15.2014 | Small Business
Rohan Kusre

The Internet is doing to the crowdfunding industry what it has done to countless other industries in the economy: democratizing the process and making geographical barriers irrelevant.

Green Billionaires Club? David Vitter Owns Stock in Coal Utilities Fighting EPA Carbon Rules

Steve Horn | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics of the report say it is propaganda designed to skewer the Obama EPA and environmental philanthropists for "conspiring to help the environment."

NCAA Board Approves Historic Reforms Package

AP | By MICHAEL MAROT | Posted 10.07.2014 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College football's biggest schools are ready to spend millions of dollars more on their athletes. Individual play...

The SEC Should Shine a Light on Dark Political Donations From Corporations

Sean McElwee | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Nate Silver has already dubbed the 2014 election as "the least important in years." But this year's midterms are still breaking records for at least one thing: Secret political spending.

10 Firms Targeted In High-Speed Trading Probe

Posted 07.17.2014 | Business

(Refiles to correct spelling of Allston in fourth paragraph) By John McCrank NEW YORK, July 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Comm...

How DC's Political Intelligence Biz Made Fat Cats Fatter

Michael Winship | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

As the revolving door spins faster than ever between jobs in government and corporate America, information and who you know are the currency that gets you through the tollgate, information that paying clients then use for ever greater profits and a competitive edge.

Heather Zichal, Former Obama Energy Aide, Named to Board of Fracked Gas Exports Giant Cheniere

Steve Horn | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogHeather Zichal, former Obama White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, may soon walk ou...

Zach Carter

This Rising GOP Star May Undercut His Own Crusade

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Jeb Hensarling walked into the Lehrman auditorium at the Heritage Foundation in late May, it was ostensibly to give a speech o...

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Faces Mounting Pressure to Act on Oil, Gas, Mining Global Transparency

Frank Vogl | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Frank Vogl

The American Petroleum Institute (API), the powerhouse lobbying group for the oil industry, is pushing hard for actions that are not only explicitly against the interests of investors, but that bolster corrupt regimes in many foreign countries.

SEC Chair To Crack Down On High-Speed Trading, Dark Pools

Reuters | Sarah N. Lynch | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. securities regulator said on Thursday she is developing rules targeting high-speed traders, less transparent tradi...

Court Issues Harsh Rebuke To Hero Judge

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2014 | Business

By Jonathan Stempel and Sarah N. Lynch NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said a federal judge abused his discretion...

My Workers Are Better Than Your Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce threw a little hissy fit last week, stomping its Gucci-shod feet over a new rule requiring corporations to report the difference in pay between their median workers and their CEOs.

TechFuture: Hold On! Paul Moller's Skycar Is Coming

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

If you are feeling dejected and gloomy, never fear; there's a flying car coming right at you in the near future. A "Jetsons-like" transportation mode is just around the corner.

Zach Carter

You Didn't Even Know These Wall Streeters Were Ripping You Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Private equity firms are routinely ripping off their clients, harming pension funds, universities and charitable foundations, according ...

The Light Hiding Under McCutcheon's Bushel: Transparency

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

McCutcheon, like its kissing cousin Citizens United, has a silver lining: once again the Supreme Court has very positive things to say about disclosure of the sources of political spending.

SEC Commissioner Issues Scathing Dissent From Ruling, Warren Echoes Concern

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Securities and Exchange Commissioner Kara Stein on Monday denounced the regulator's decision to continue providing special benefits to a big bank afte...