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Political Economy: June, 2011

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Obama pitches new job-creation partnership

The president visited a robotics center in Pittsburgh to stress the importance of investing in creating new jobs.

By Zach Goldfarb  |  12:49 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Live blog: Federal Reserve press briefing

See a live summary of the main points of today’s press conference with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke.

By Cezary Podkul  |  03:20 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Southwest Airlines launches fare super sale

The airline is offering $40, $80 and $120 fares

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:06 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Southwest

Posted at 10:55 PM ET, 06/18/2011

Is there a pay gap at your firm?

The nation’s 140,000 top earners collectively took home more than 10 percent of U.S. income in 2008 – four times as much as they did in 1975.

By Washington Post editors  |  10:55 PM ET, 06/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Victims of investment scams targeted by phishers, SIPC says

Victims of past investment scams have reported being contacted by people offering to recover their money in return for an up-front fee, the Securities Investor Protection Corp. said Friday

By David S. Hilzenrath  |  06:52 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 06/15/2011

SEC demands relief for alleged Stanford Ponzi victims

The Securities and Exchange Commission declared Wednesday that Stanford investors are entitled to protection from the Securities Investor Protection Corp.

By David S. Hilzenrath  |  04:08 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Morning roundup: The Senate ethanol tax credit vote and the budget debate

Is this beginning of the end of two decades of GOP orthodoxy against higher taxes?

By Ariana Eunjung Cha and Sarah Halzack  |  09:32 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 06/14/2011

SEC settles fraud case against former U.S. Technologies chief Earls

Eight and half years after it charged former U.S. Technologies chairman and chief executive C. Gregory Earls with securities fraud, the SEC has settled the case.

By David S. Hilzenrath  |  05:21 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/14/2011

SEC settles fraud case against former U.S. Technologies chief Earls

By David S. Hilzenrath  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Commodity panel gives itself more time to regulate derivatives

Regulators have yet to write rules translating many of Congress’s Dodd-Frank mandates into specific plans.

By David S. Hilzenrath  |  11:07 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Domestic spending, foreign aid to top White House budget talks this week

The White House budget talks shift into high gear today as the deficit reduction group begins to debate sensitive issues that they have purposely sidestepped during earlier meetings. At the top of the agenda: cuts to domestic spending and foreign aid.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha and Sarah Halzack  |  09:05 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Overwhelmed regulators give financial industry a reprieve

Regulators are having such a difficult time translating into action the Wall Street overhaul Congress ordered last year that they are cutting the investment industry-- and themselves-- some slack.

By David S. Hilzenrath  |  11:31 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Christine Lagarde’s campaign for IMF chief enters cyberspace

French finance minister Christine Lagarde's campaign for the International Monetary Fund leaped into cyberspace Thursday with a live chat on Twitter.

By Howard Schneider  |  03:16 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Christine Lagarde: Tune in today for Twitter chat from IMF chief frontrunner

Christine Lagarde, the French Finance Minister and frontrunner for the IMF chief post, will chat on Twitter and Facebook at 1 today.

By Sarah Halzack  |  11:42 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 06/09/2011

IMF acting director: China’s currency remains undervalued

China’s currency remains undervalued, and continued government control of its financial system remains one of the central risks to the country’s economy, International Monetary Fund acting managing director John Lipsky said.

By Howard Schneider  |  08:51 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Fareed Zakaria on ‘The Daily Show’: What Germany is doing right

The CNN host and syndicated columnist joined comedian Jon Stewart on Tuesday night to discuss the future of the U.S. economy, citing Germany’s successes.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:37 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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