SEC Proposal Fails to Fix Ratings Agencies: Sen. Franken
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Barbara Roper, of the Consumer Federation of America, warned Thursday that the credit rating agency reform proposals put forth thus far by the SEC as part of Dodd-Frank are inadequate.
Top 7 Small Towns to Ride Out Tough Economy
When it comes to the economy, it’s bad, but not all bad. A team of CNN Money writers joined Onboard Informatics in ranking the top spots in the country for low crime and high employment, as well as good schools, cultural attractions and weather, among other factors.
Does Anyone Have a Real Economic Plan?
Going into next year’s election, President Obama is in a heap of trouble over the economy. Some evidence: in June, only 29 percent of the people who participated in a Wall Street Journal / NBC News poll thought the country was “headed in the right direction.”
Minnesota Government Shuts Down
The Minnesota government began shutting down on Friday after lawmakers failed on Thursday to to reach a budget agreement before a midnight deadline. It is the second time such a shutdown has occurred in six years.
David Gergen, Political Analyst, Is Somber Yet Hopeful About State of Country
At NAPFA Salt Lake City, Washington insider explains how macro events will affect advisors and clients.
J.P. Morgan Seeks Gold in Afghanistan, as China Has Head Start
Geography and ideology have kept Afghanistan isolated and its resources unplumbed; however, that may be about to change, if Ian Hannam and J.P. Morgan Capital Markets have anything to do with it.
CFP Board Officially Launches TV, Online Awareness Campaign
Monday marked the first day that the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board of Standards’ large-scale Public Awareness Campaign officially launched on television and online; Print ads have been appearing for the past couple weeks.
Geithner, Ryan Clash Over Government Debt Limit
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Sunday that Republicans had assured the president that they would raise the debt limit, but Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said that no such deal had been made and an increase in the debt limit would have to come as part of a deal on spending.
White House Appointments of Immelt, Daley Bring Mixed Reaction From Analysts
On Sunday’s This Week with Christiane Amanpour on CNN, a discussion of President Obama’s latest appointments as he reshuffled his staff brought favorable and unfavorable comments from guests.
Raymond James' New Ad Campaign Is 'Evolution' From Prior Branding
The TV ads, which appear during the baseball playoffs, attempt to emphasize the importance of professional advice.