Tag: Wall Street

The Fed and President Obama got the headlines they wanted. The NYT wrote Friday that the Fed will propose "," while the WSJ said that "." The rules could mean a change in the mechanics of financial compensation, and thus for Read More

The Federal Reserve is to regulate compensation by the nation's largest banks -- including, inevitably, some big New York firms now raking in big profits thanks to government bailouts. The upshot for Governor Paterson and state lawmakers in Albany Read More

In a , the Washington Post reports that "the biggest" of the nation's too-big-to-fail "banks are even bigger" today, with three big banks alone owning more than 30 percent of the nation's deposits, and four big banks issuing "one of every t Read More

The chairman of Britain's Financial Services Authority (similar to our SEC), Lord Turner, yesterday floated the idea of a global tax on financial transactions to shrink "a swollen financial sector," the FT . Turner admits that "the probl Read More

"New York recently paid almost $50 million to private stock managers to actively invest part of the state's massive public pension fund, and they lost more than $1 billion, a worse performance than stocks that were essen Read More

"Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has warned his employees to avoid making big-ticket, high-profile purchases as the gold-plated Wall Street firm hunkers down amid a firestorm of public and political anger over outsize bonus payments," today's N Read More

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