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SEC Approves Short Selling Restrictions

The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted a new rule to place certain restrictions on short selling when a stock is experiencing significant downward price pressure. The measure is intended to promote market stability and

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California vs. Goldman Sachs

Dear Mr. Blankfein: I write to request information about your firm’s market activities related to credit default swaps on municipal bonds in general, and State of California general obligation (GO) bonds specifically. The State never

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How America Will Beat Back China With Its Killer Labor Force

View Larger Chart By Vincent Fernando, CFA and Kamelia Angelova There’s an enormous yet simple reason why America will remain an extremely powerful nation out to 2050. It’s demographics. Thanks to a relatively high fertility

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Goldman Capitulation on Dollar Shows Reversal on U.S.

By Oliver Biggadike and Inyoung Hwang The strengthening U.S. economy, subdued inflation and rising stock prices are propelling the dollar rally into its fifth month as traders seek refuge from Europe’s fiscal crisis and Japanese

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US, Russia Seal Nuclear Treaty

President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have sealed an agreement on a landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty. Obama and Medvedev plan to officially sign the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty on April 8 in

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A U.S. Biometrics Agency

As of last week, there is now a U.S. Government national security agency called the Biometrics Identity Management Agency (BIMA).  It supersedes a Biometrics Task Force that was established in 2000. Though nominally a component

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Wall Street Cheating Municipal Governments

By William Selway and Martin Z. Braun JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and UBS AG were among more than a dozen Wall Street firms involved in a conspiracy to pay below-market interest