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Political Economy: June, 2011

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Rundown: Wal-Mart sex discrimination suit goes to Supreme Court

Wal-Mart will go before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to defend itself in what could become the largest job discrimination case in history.

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:23 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Economic agenda: Thursday, March 31, 2011

A schedule of economic events for March 31, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  06:59 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Economic agenda: Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A schedule of economic events for March 29, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  06:41 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Economic agenda: Monday, March 28, 2011

A schedule of economic events for March 28, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  06:40 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Unemployment rate dips in Washington region

The unemployment rates in February dropped one-tenth of a percentage point in the District, Maryland and Virginia, according to Labor Department data released Friday, showing steady growth in the job market.

By V. Dion Haynes  |  03:29 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Kansas City Fed chief Hoenig to retire Oct. 1

Thomas Hoenig, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, announced Friday that he will retire Oct. 1.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Economic agenda: Friday, March 25, 2011

A schedule of economic events for March 25, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  07:03 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 03/24/2011

SEC hires former Supreme Court clerk as deputy general counsel

The SEC named Anne K. Small as deputy general counsel She replaced Mark Cahn, who was promoted to general counsel after David Becker left the post.

By David S. Hilzenrath  |  03:47 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Too big to fail or too small to save?

The credit raters at Moody’s downgraded the debt of 30 smaller Spanish banks, a move that in many ways reflects a healthy restructuring underway in Spain’s banking industry.

By Howard Schneider  |  12:03 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Economic agenda: Thursday, March 24, 2011

A schedule of economic events for March 24, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  06:44 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Economic agenda: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A schedule of economic events for March 23, 2011.

By Washington Post editors  |  08:24 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Economic agenda: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A schedule of economic events for March 22, 2011.

By Washington Post editors  |  08:21 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 03/21/2011

On the stump in Washington, Greek and Irish officials promote recovery

To move beyond the financial crisis, Greece and Ireland are searching for ways to rekindle growth — and Washington is one stop on that path.

By Howard Schneider  |  12:46 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Treasury to begin sell-off of mortgage-backed securities

The Treasury Department announced Monday that it soon will begin to sell its portfolio of $142 billion in agency-guaranteed mortgage-backed securities the government purchased during the financial crisis.

By Brady Dennis  |  10:26 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Economic agenda: Monday, March 21, 2011

A schedule of economic events for March 21, 2011.

By Washington Post editors  |  08:22 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 03/17/2011

Economic agenda: Thursday, March 17, 2011

A schedule of economic events for March 17, 2011.

By Washington Post editors  |  08:28 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Republican leaders express support for nuclear energy as Chu seeks funding for two new reactors

As the debate over nuclear energy heats up around the world, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu was on Capitol Hill Wednesday asking Congress for money to build two new plants.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  |  10:58 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Economic agenda: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A schedule of economic events for March 16, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  08:22 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Audit cop PCAOB finds flaws in audits of Chinese companies

U.S. inspectors have found problems with audits of Chinese companies traded on U.S. stock markets.

By David S. Hilzenrath  |  02:06 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 03/15/2011

SEC chairwoman Schapiro wins modest budget victory

Securities and Exchange Commission chairwoman Mary L. Schapiro, who has been pleading with lawmakers to increase the agency’s budget, won a modest victory Tuesday.

By David S. Hilzenrath  |  01:48 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 03/15/2011

FHA commissioner David Stevens to head Mortgage Bankers Association

By Dina Elboghdady  |  12:08 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Economic agenda: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A schedule of economic events for March 15, 2011.

By Washington Post editors  |  08:20 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/14/2011

Hacker group says BofA tried to hide loan information

A hacker group that calls itself Anonymous released a trove of e-mails Monday from a Bank of America unit in which employees discuss altering information in loan files.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/14/2011

Hacker group says BofA tried to hide loan information

hacker group that calls itself Anonymous released a trove of e-mails Monday from a Bank of America unit in which employees discuss altering information in loan files.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Before grilling SEC chair, Did Issa offer new view on agency’s budget

Before lawmakers grilled SEC Chairwoman Mary L. Schapiro Thursday on her whether she mishandled of a conflict of interest, one of her leading critics chatted amiably with her and shared some sympathetic words.

By David S. Hilzenrath  |  03:37 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Protests over state budget cuts, anti-union bills spread throughout U.S.

Full coverage of the protests over state budget cuts and anti-union bills that are sweeping the nation.

By Washington Post editors  |  10:30 AM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Forbes releases its annual ranking of world’s billionaires

More than 1,200 people have a 10-digit net worth, the magazine reports in its yearly roundup of the richest of the rich.

By Sarah Halzack  |  10:42 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 03/04/2011

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Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 03/04/2011

February jobs report: just ‘decent’?

At first glance, the numbers in the February jobs report are spectacular. An estimated 192,000 jobs were added last month to nonfarm payrolls as compared with 63,000 in January, 152,000 in December, and 93,000 in November.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  |  11:24 AM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Economic agenda: Thursday, March 3, 2011

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims. At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department releases fourth-quarter workplace productivity. At 10 a.m. -- The Institute for Supply Management report on activity in the services sector in February...

By Washington Post editors  |  06:34 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  *Economic agenda

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/02/2011

FTC cracks down on employment scams

Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce Wednesday that it has halted the operations of and imposed millions of dollars in fines on several companies that it says promised to help people find work but instead only took their money.

By Ylan Mui  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Federal Trade Commission, Unemployment

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Economic agenda: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

At 8:15 a.m. -- ADP employment report on job creation in the private sector in February is released. At 10 a.m. -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke testifies about "Challenges Facing State and Local Governments" before the House Financial...

By Washington Post editors  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  *Economic agenda

Posted at 06:34 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Economic agenda: Tuesday, March 1, 2011

At 10 a.m. -- Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers the Fed's twice yearly monetary policy report to Congress before the Senate Banking Committee. At 10 a.m. -- The Institute of Supply Management releases manufacturing activity data for February....

By Washington Post editors  |  06:34 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  *Economic agenda

 

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