Bernanke Signals Flexibility on Tapering
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers Wednesday that if the economy falls short of expectations, the Fed could change its tapering plans and even “potentially increase purchases for a time.”
SEC Nominees Vote Tabled Due to Lack of Quorum
Meanwhile, the Senate confirmed Richard Cordray as CFPB director.
New Hire Roundup: U.S. Bank Wealth Management Welcomes Mook
This week in new hires, David Mook joined U.S. Bank Wealth Management, and Sterne Agee welcomed Robert Mohs to its Chicago office.
WARNING: Fed Candy May Be Hazardous to Your Wealth
An assessment of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet, and questions on what the Fed will do next.
Young Investors Need More Financial Education
Even among younger investors who work with financial advisors, knowledge about financial products and investments is low, a study by LIMRA found.
Top Regulators to Testify on Dodd-Frank Progress
The nation’s top financial regulators will testify before the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday regarding the progress of the Dodd-Frank Act.
AIG Weighs Joining Suit Against Government
The lawsuit, filed by former chairman Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, argues that the government was unfair to its shareholders through the way it conducted its bailout of the insurer.
Treasury Sells Remaining AIG Shares, Profiting From Bailout
The Treasury Department on Tuesday sold its remaining 16% of AIG common shares for $7.6 billion, putting an end to the government’s 50-month shotgun financial tryst with the global insurer.
Judge Says Greenberg Accusations Against Fed ‘Worthy of an Oliver Stone Movie’
A federal district court judge in New York on Monday dismissed a lawsuit brought by former AIG chief Maurice “Hank” Greenberg against the Federal Reserve Board regarding the Fed's rescue of AIG in 2008.
Estate Tax Indecision by Congress Could Mean Big Tax Liabilities
Nearly 15 million U.S. households—or 12.5%—would have a potential estate tax liability if Congress fails to act when the extension to the Bush tax cuts expires on Jan. 1.