Wall Street’s 15 Biggest Spenders on Lobbying in Washington
Wall Street banks, financial services firms and trade associations spent $1.4 billion in the 2013-2014 election cycle, according to Americans for Financial Reform.
Several States Looking Into Required Pension Programs
Millions of individuals are at risk for not having enough money to maintain their standard of living in retirement.
5 Tips for Saving for College in 2015
While college costs seem to rise inexorably, there are ways for parents and grandparents to pay for a child's tuition without breaking the savings bank.
Obama, House Republicans Jockey on Charity Tax Breaks
The GOP wants to make three temporary tax breaks for donations permanent; Obama wants to cap the charitable tax deduction for high earners.
New Hire Roundup: Morningstar Shuffles Leadership
Meanwhile, the SEC has appointed a new equity market structure committee, which includes FINRA CEO Richard Ketchum.
Even Congress Doesn’t Like the Tax Plan It’s Ready to Pass
Lawmakers, about to pass a short-term deal on tax extenders, know what they’re doing is bad policy. And they’re doing it anyway.
GOP May Take Senate, but No End to DC Dysfunction: Political Pundits
Inside-the-Beltway political 'handicappers' Stuart Rothenberg and Charlie Cook tell IRI crowd not to expect tax reform even if Republicans take control of the Senate.
IRS Warns on Phone Scams as Its Contractors Put Taypayer Info at Risk
Agency warns of the biggest phone scam it has ever seen; meanwhile, a report finds IRS gave contractors taxpayer data without mandatory background checks.
Rep. McHenry Hopes to Restart Crowdfunding With New Bill
Proposed legislation is designed to increase amounts to be raised by crowdfunding and cut red tape while retaining investor protections.
Prudential, MetLife Gain After Senate Eases Dodd-Frank for Insurers
Prudential and MetLife rallied after the Senate approved a bill giving Federal Reserve regulators more flexibility in applying capital rules to the biggest life insurers.