New Hire Roundup: Senate Finance Names Getz Tax Counsel
This week in new hires, Kara Getz joined the Senate Finance Committee as tax counsel, and ICI named Michelle Mesack director of financial services policy.
Sequestration Cuts Imminent; Government Shutdown Looms
As the nation braced for the $85 billion in sequestration cuts to kick in on March 1, Joe Lieber of Washington Analysis laid out the “numerous tools available” to blunt sequestration’s impact.
11 Key Congressional Committees for Advisors to Worry About
As the election approaches, not just the White House and Congress are in play, but also control of congressional committees important to advisors and others in the financial services sector.
TD Ameritrade Puts Actions Behind Its Patriotic Words
At annual conference, TDAI pays for supplies for 2,000 Red Cross kits for wounded soldiers and homeless vets. Advisors pitch in.
Advising International Clients; Looking Beyond Wirehouses: February Research—Slideshow
Serving internationally mobile clients has become a growth industry for financial advisors, as Contributing Editor Ellen Uzelac discusses in Research magazine's February cover story "Advising Across Borders." Another February article, “Fear of Flying,” tells the stories of brokers who left the wirehouse world in order to become registered investment...
Occupy Main Street
Every business impacts five constituencies: its clients, stakeholders, vendors, employees and community.
Surprise: Congress May Make Spending Compromise
While nothing is certain yet, a proposal is expected to be ready later in the day for a measure that will allow the government to keep running past Friday even as larger battles are fought over the expiration of a payroll tax cut and the question of whether to extend...
Commercial aerospace: Demand for new aircraft at Boeing and Airbus remains robust with combined orders through September of approximately 1,700. Airbus’ introduction of the A320-NEO is largely responsible for the surge in orders with over 1,000 orders for the aircraft. In addition, we have begun to see increased interest from...
Bernanke Meets With Vets, Notes Depressing Jobless Problem
On the eve of Veterans Day, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke hosted a town hall meeting at Fort Bliss, Texas, that was largely attended by past and present military personnel and their families.
'Wealthy' Making $200k+ Would Pay for President’s Jobs Act
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