Obama Sets Up Social Security Showdown
The White House's 2016 budget contains a proposal to reallocate some payroll tax money from the old-age program to the dwindling Disability Trust Fund.
After Obama Address, Battle Lines Are Drawn in Congress
Industry trade groups and lawmakers were quick to weigh in with praise and criticism of issues raised in President Obama's mid-January State of the Union address, namely cybersecurity, the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, taxes and entitlement reform.
Key Congressional Committees Get New Leaders
The start of the new GOP-controlled Congress brings with it new faces to key congressional committees that hold sway over a variety of issues impacting advisors.
CBO Says Entitlements Will Cause Ballooning Deficits
Does that mean reform of Social Security and health care programs is coming? Probably not, says strategist Greg Valliere.
In Broker Harmonization Debate, the SEC Is the Real Problem
The current debate over the regulation of brokers and investment advisors has been raging for almost four years now, ever since President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act into law back in 2010.
Lawmakers Push Vote on Spending Bill; SEC Funding Boosted
Lawmakers avert shutdown with a deal late Tuesday, but critics call it a “stealth attack on financial reform.”
Tavakoli Turns Her Fire From Crony Capitalists to Muslim Fundamentalists
New book by structured finance expert discusses the ‘Unveiled Threat’ of a woman who knows how to follow the money.
Campaign Begins to Woo Investors in India After Successful Mars Spacecraft Launch
As investment campaigns go, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” brainchild had a launch that was literally out of this world.
Treasury, IRS Issue New Guidance to Curb Corporate Tax Inversions
The Treasury Department and IRS issued guidance late Monday to reduce the tax benefits of corporate inversions.
Investors Keep Close Eye on ISIS Insurgency, Impact on Economies
Moves by the European Central Bank and Western governments to ensure liquidity in the global financial system provide support as ISIS threat continues.