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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Paul Volcker
NEW YORK (AP) — George Goodman, a journalist, business author and award-winning television host who under the pseudonym "Adam Smith" made economics accessible to millions of people, died Friday at age 83.
I am indebted to Amity Shlaes for gently correcting a joke of mine that dates back to July 8, 1972. On that day in the New York Times, I joshed that President Calvin Coolidge "probably spent more time napping than any President in the nation's history" and therefore was a successful president.
As a young reporter wandering through the state legislatures of the American South in the early 1960s, I was soon aware of the lively sexual commerce that went on between men with political power and the women who provided such accommodations.
The $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan Chase has renewed calls for stricter oversight of Wall Street banks. Two years after Congress passed an overhaul of financial rules, many of those changes have yet to be finalized.
JPMorgan Chase faces intense criticism for claiming that a surprise $2 billion loss by one of its trading groups was the result of a sloppy but well-intentioned strategy to manage financial risk.
The Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday backed a proposal to bar banks from trading for their own profit instead of their clients.
Banks would be barred from trading for their own profit instead of their clients under a rule federal regulators proposed Tuesday.
President Obama seems frustrated because he has "tried everything" to revive the economy and still it's in a slump. But as the following cases suggest, he hasn't tried the kind of policies that work.
The White House is estimating that Hurricane Irene will cost the federal government $1.5 billion in disaster relief.
A high-level international panel criticized the war on drugs as a failure Thursday and called on governments to undertake experiments to decriminalize the use of drugs, especially marijuana, in order to undermine the power of organized crime.
Inflation spooked the nation in the early 1980s. It surged and kept rising until it topped 13 percent.
Members of Congress sharply questioned Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke on Wednesday over whether the Fed's policies are raising the risk of higher inflation in the months ahead.
President Barack Obama says "putting the economy into overdrive" is a top priority, even as a new poll showed the public giving him poor marks in this area.
Saying he simply needed a break, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs on Wednesday added his name to a growing list of West Wing staff departures as President Obama restocks the team that will help him deal with newly resurgent congressional Republicans and prepare for a 2012 re-election bid.
Where is the historical evidence to show that big increases in government spending as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) lead to faster economic growth and more job creation? Answer: There isn't any.
Regulators need to strike the proper balance or they will run the risk of reducing liquidity in important financial markets, he said.