Senate Panel Okays 33% SEC Budget Hike, Setting Up House Tussle
The Senate Appropriations Committee approves 33% SEC budget increase, or $353 million, setting up a battle with the House, which only seeks a $50 million increase. At stake could be more RIA examiners.
Andy Friedman: Which Wealth Transfer Tactics Will Survive Congress?
Act now to transfer wealth, Washington Update analyst Andy Friedman warns, because Congress is likely to close some loopholes while forging a budget compromise needed to raise the debt limit.
Sallie Krawcheck to Buy 85 Broads, a Global Women’s Network
The former Merrill broker chief says she’s happy to become the leader of 85 Broads, a group with 30,000 members from 130 countries.
Sallie Krawcheck Decries Industry ‘Becoming Republican Party’
“It is my intention to be controversial and make us uncomfortable here today,” Sallie Krawcheck said. She didn’t disappoint.
7 Key Tax Protests That Shook America
Resisters have tried violence and politics, but the taxes keep rolling on.
Paul Ryan’s Budget: Something for Everyone (to Criticize)
"The president promises big government and Ryan promises smaller big government,” a Cato Institute analyst says, while others say cuts are still too big.
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.
Leading With Flair
Don’t even think of typecasting or pigeonholing Angela Graham-West. The university professor-turned-financial advisor fits no mold whatsoever.
Who’s Kidding Whom? Dangers of Living in a Bubble
In politics and markets alike, it’s easy to fool yourself. Winner of 2014 Excellence in Financial Journalism Award from New York State Society of CPAs.
Obama Presses for Delay, but Sequestration Cuts Imminent
President Barack Obama urged Congress Tuesday to delay the looming sequestration cuts by passing a package of both spending cuts and tax hikes, but reports said Wednesday that Obama’s plan was DOA in the House.