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Sep 30, 2014

Eric Holder: The Reason Robert Rubin Isn't Behind Bars

The big news item in Washington last week was Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to resign. Undoubtedly there are positives to Holder's tenure as attorney general, but one really big minus is his decision not to prosecute any of the Wall Street ... #Enron Corporation #Goldman Sachs #Robert Rubin #Wall Street #Citigroup #Eric Holder

Sep 29, 2014

Prisons Are Adopting the Walmart Business Model

The nation's biggest and baddest for-profit prison company suddenly cares about halfway houses -- so much so that they want in on the action. About a year after acquiring a smaller firm that operates halfway houses and other community corrections fac... #Wal-Mart #Corrections Corporation of America

Sep 29, 2014

Free foreclosure counseling extended two years

New York homeowners facing foreclosure can get two more years of free housing counseling and legal advice, due to an additional $40 million in funding. The infusion will bring the total amount spent on New York's Homeownership Protection Program to $... #Eric T. Schneiderman #New York (state)

Oct 01, 2014

Ratings Agency No Fan of eBay-PayPal Split

eBay, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) was given high marks by the market this week when the company finally capitulated to the outside pressure by Carl Icahn and others to begin the process of splitting off..... #NASDAQ #eBay Inc. #Carl Icahn #PayPal

Oct 02, 2014

Strict limits now being considered for new mortgages

THE Central Bank is considering imposing limits on the size of mortgages banks can give out. The move comes after two separate reports found banks are now giving out loans worth between four and five times the combined incomes of first-time buyer cou... #Davy Stockbrokers #Sherry FitzGerald

Sep 25, 2014

Gov. Haslam meets with bond rating agencies in New York

Tennessee officials who met with ratings agencies in New York on Thursday say they were there to reinforce the state's sound financial footing rather than to ask for improved ratings... #Tennessee #New York (state)

Sep 28, 2014

Love me tender: the art of winning a State contract

Paul Quinn manages the biggest business in Ireland yet few people know his name or indeed what he looks like. The 47-year-old Dubliner spends a whopping €9bn a year on an eclectic range of goods and services, from paper clips and toilet rolls to hosp... #Tennessee #New York (state)

Sep 26, 2014

US GDP revised up but German consumer confidence slips - business live

German economic optimism falls for second successive month Bond king Bill Gross jumps ship from Pimco US second quarter GDP rose 4.6% Banknote printer sees stocks plummet on profits warning Russian court seizes oil assets of imprisoned billionaire 5.... #Russia #Japan #Europe #Bill Gross #Athens #China

Sep 30, 2014

Head Of San Francisco Family Service Agency Under Fire For Bizarre X-Rated Personal Website

The head of a San Francisco nonprofit family services agency that gets millions in taxpayer money is under fire over blog postings that include twisted religious theories, sex, and X-rated photos... #Russia #Japan #Europe #Bill Gross #Athens #China

Sep 25, 2014

Anti-Addiction Groups Call For FDA Chief To Step Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse. In a letter released Wedne... #Barack Obama #United States Department of Health and Human Services #Hamburg #Food and Drug Administration #Centers for Disease Control and Prevention #Dr. Margaret Hamburg