Don’t Let Government Trample Your Retirement Business: Pawlenty
Think Obamacare is bad? Federal intervention in retirement saving would be an “existential” threat to advisors, ex-governor Tim Pawlenty warns.
Wall Street's Next Political Storm
Think the fading memory of the financial crisis means Big Finance will take less political heat in the 2016 presidential elections? Think again.
Andy Friedman: GOP in ‘Strong Position’ to Take Senate
But the party that wins the Senate majority is “unlikely to influence greatly” the legislation that emerges from the post-election Congress, says Friedman.
Jobs Numbers Paint Unclear Picture for Fed Tapering
For market watchers looking for a definitive sign that taper time is coming, Friday's tepid jobs report wasn't it.
House Passes Fiscal Cliff Bill, Averting Plunge—for Now
House passes Senate bill, 257-167, shortly before midnight, sending legislation to President Barack Obama to sign.
Senate Pushes House on Fiscal Cliff
Speaker of the House John Boehner called for Congess to reconvene on Sunday.
Ahead of Election, U.S. Added 171,000 Jobs in October
Just four days before the presidential election, the BLS October jobs report showed unemployment notched up to 7.9% as employers added 171,000 jobs.
Senate Majority Leader Offers Plan to Stop Student Loan Rate Hike
In a speech on Thursday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, President Obama said Republicans were stalling in passing a law to stop such a hike. Republicans claim the administration has ignored their proposals.
Senate Democrats Pitch Tax Credit for Small-Business Hiring
The three top Democrats in the Senate introduced legislation Monday that provided a 10% tax credit for employers who increased their payrolls this year as well as extended a tax break that lets businesses write off 100% of capital investments.
JOBS Act Passes Senate by Wide Margin
The much-criticized, bipartisan JOBS Act passed the Senate on Thursday, 73-26.