User: newstrust Topic: Business
Category: Global Economy :: Regulation
Last updated: Jan 18 2019 08:31 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Who could come out strong in the LAUSD teachers' strike when all is said and done? 18.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A week ago, Los Angeles schools Supt. Austin Beutner went to Sacramento to nail down support for the school district if teachers decided to go on strike.

He came back sounding very optimistic that lawmakers understood the district’s finances were so perilous that it could not afford what the teachers...

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Fox's Stuart Varney Casts Maxine Waters As 'Out For Revenge' 18.1.2019 Crooks Liars
Hey, if you're Fox News, you never, EVER pass up the opportunity to paint Maxine Waters as an Angry Black Woman, amirite? Today it was preening knobstick, Stuart Varney, blowing dog-whistles aplenty in response to the Chairwoman's speech about her committee's plans for holding big business and big banks accountable for their behavior. Watch as they play a few moments of Rep. Maxine Waters speaking in calm, reasonable tones about the financial crisis, and her committee's (House Financial Services Committee) responsibilities of oversight. Then listen to the language Varney uses to describe his interpretation of her plans. WATERS (on video): The crisis was a result of Wall Street running amuck. The Committee will be paying close attention to whether financial regulators tried to weaken these important reforms, and we will be keeping an eye on the big banks and their activities. EARHARDT: So, what does this mean for you and your family and our economy? Here to weigh in on this is host of Varney and Company, ...
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Ocasio-Cortez Is on the Financial Committee, and Banks Are Afraid 18.1.2019 Truthout.com
Ocasio-Cortez promises to speak for a generation that came of age during the financial crisis.

The post Ocasio-Cortez Is on the Financial Committee, and Banks Are Afraid appeared first on Truthout.

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House intel chairman Schiff vows to get Trump Jr. phone records -- and more 17.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The California Democrat says to expect new activity from the House intelligence committee this year. Read the transcript of his interview with NPR.
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Watchdog's gender pay gap twice national average despite pledge 17.1.2019 BBC: Business
The Financial Conduct Authority is paying male staff a fifth more than female staff.
Colorado Democrat seeking to unravel the mystery of hospital costs 14.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado sends about $2.9 billion annually in state and federal dollars to hospitals across the state, but the agency that regulates the hospitals doesn't really know how it's being spent.
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“Free Trade” Is Today’s Imperialism by the 1 Percent 13.1.2019 Truthout.com
Building alternatives to free trade must become an essential component of a more progressive US foreign policy.

The post “Free Trade” Is Today’s Imperialism by the 1 Percent appeared first on Truthout.

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Money talks, but does anyone understand what it's saying? 13.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

I always took a shine to language. When I was in second grade, Mrs. Peloso put me with the owl readers, the top animal ranking of us 8-year-olds with the finest reading comprehension, ahead of the bears, turtles, even dogs. Years later then, during the Great Recession, I became irritable — embarrassed...

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Poland spy arrest: China telecoms firm Huawei sacks employee 12.1.2019 BBC: Technology
The Chinese telecoms firm says Wang Weijing acted on his own and brought the company into disrepute.
Democrats’ Trump investigations get rolling — and the targets aren’t just Cohen and Mnuchin 11.1.2019 Raw Story

At least four House committees are demanding Trump records and official testimony. This will be quite a show...

The post Democrats’ Trump investigations get rolling — and the targets aren’t just Cohen and Mnuchin appeared first on Raw Story.

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An open letter to the RBI governor 11.1.2019 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Central banking is a science, not an art, Tamal Bandyopadhyay tells RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.
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Michael Cohen to give public testimony against Trump before Congress: CNN 11.1.2019 Raw Story

CNN’s Manu Raju announced Thursday that Michael Cohen, the former attorney to President Donald Trump will give public testimony to the House Oversight and Reform Committee in Congress on Feb. 7. “This is according to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the chairman of the committee releasing th...

The post Michael Cohen to give public testimony against Trump before Congress: CNN appeared first on Raw Story.

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Treasury’s Steven Mnuchin defends US decision to lift sanctions on Russian firms 11.1.2019 Raw Story

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin insisted on Thursday that the Trump administration would keep tight control on Russian companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, despite last month’s decision to ease restrictions on the firms. “Treasury will be vigilant in ensuring that En+ and Rusa...

The post Treasury’s Steven Mnuchin defends US decision to lift sanctions on Russian firms appeared first on Raw Story.

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Here are 4 reasons corporate media refuses to talk about things that matter — and how we can restore a rational media landscape 11.1.2019 Raw Story

The media recently was all over Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib for calling Donald Trump a “m@therf*cker” in the context of wanting to impeach him. It got lots and lots of coverage, over a period of several days, while the really big work the Democrats were doing in the House is largely ignored, along w...

The post Here are 4 reasons corporate media refuses to talk about things that matter — and how we can restore a rational media landscape appeared first on Raw Story.

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Thailand issues its first licenses to 4 crypto exchanges 9.1.2019 TechCrunch
Thailand has joined Japan in regulating crypto exchanges after it issued its first licenses to four applicants. The four that were approved as licensed brokers and dealers of cryptocurrencies in the country are Bx, Bitkub, Coins and Satang Pro. One other exchange — Coin Asset — is under extended review after replacing its management team in a […]
As judge weighs the fate of a sweeping Texas abortion lawsuit, confusion remains 8.1.2019 Raw Story

State attorneys and lawyers representing reproductive rights groups argued in federal court Monday over whether a sweeping lawsuit challenging more than 60Texas abortion regulations should move forward. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel told state attorneys that their 73-page argument confused him. He ...

The post As judge weighs the fate of a sweeping Texas abortion lawsuit, confusion remains appeared first on Raw Story.

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It is time to bring back the corporate death penalty — here’s why 8.1.2019 Raw Story

“The prevalence of the corporation in America has led men of this generation to act, at times, as if the privilege of doing business in corporate form were inherent in the citizen, and has led them to accept the evils attendant upon the free and unrestricted use of the corporate mechanism as if thes...

The post It is time to bring back the corporate death penalty — here’s why appeared first on Raw Story.

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Standing Rock’s Surprising Legacy: A Push for Public Banks 7.1.2019 Truthout.com
Here’s what a city needs, and could gain, from municipal banking.

The post Standing Rock’s Surprising Legacy: A Push for Public Banks appeared first on Truthout.

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House Democrats open session with anti-corruption bill 5.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Democrats say the bill is for people who "feel left out and locked out from their own democracy." It addresses areas such as voting, political money, redistricting and ethics.
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City of Industry is about to be slammed again by state for lax financial oversight 5.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Nearly three years after a scathing state review, the city of Industry remains plagued by gaps in financial oversight and has been unable to justify a host of suspect transactions, according to a draft of a new state report reviewed by The Times.

Officials with the state controller’s office called...

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