Politics Archive

Goldman Settles Sham Suit With SEC

July 15, 2010  ·  Category: Market Commentary, Politics, SEC, Stocks
The SEC announced a few minutes ago that they settled their suit against Goldman Sachs (GS) for $550 million.  Goldman did not admit or deny the SEC's allegations though it acknowledged that its marketing materials for the ...
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Buffett Receives Subpoena To Testify On Credit Rating Agencies Tomorrow

When Warren Buffett testifies before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Wednesday, it will be because he was subpoenaed.  If you don't know how a subpoena works, this one begins with capital letters, "YOU ARE HEREBY ...
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Barry Ritholtz Strongly Defends SEC’s Suit Against Goldman

April 28, 2010  ·  Category: Blogs, Business Culture and Current Events, Politics, SEC, Stocks
Barry Ritholtz of The Big Picture has been out in force lately defending the SEC's case against Goldman.  It started last Friday with this post: "10 Things You Don't Know (Or Were Misinformed) About The ...
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Top Gun FP Client Note: Blowout Earnings Overshadowed by SEC Suit Against Goldman

NOTE: Every week I write a Client Note for my clients.  For a limited time, I am allowing non-clients to sign up and receive the Client Note.  You can sign up at the top right ...
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Showdown In The Sunshine State: Crist Vs. Rubio

April 20, 2010  ·  Category: Politics
"The First Senator From The Tea Party?", Mark Leibovich, The New York Times Magazine, January 10, 2010 "Florida governor Crist goes from GOP leading light to party pariah", The Washington Post, April 18, A1
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WSJ: The Fight For The Soul Of The Republican Party

April 20, 2010  ·  Category: Politics
Sen. John Cornyn, who is spearheading the Republicans' campaign to take back the Senate, is on a roll.  The GOP snatched a seat in Massachusetts and polls favor Republicans in many key states. But the genial ...
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Gasparino: Goldman Source Calls SEC Suit A “Hit Job”

April 16, 2010  ·  Category: Market Commentary, Politics, SEC, Stocks
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SEC Charges Goldman With Subprime Fraud

April 16, 2010  ·  Category: Market Commentary, Politics, SEC, Stocks
Today's SEC announcement was a well timed and perhaps not coincidental effort to sway some on the fence Republicans to support a tougher financials bill. - Roger Freeman, Barclays Capital (via Bob Pisani) Disclosure: Top Gun has ...
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LA Times Op-Ed: California’s $500 Billion Pension Time Bomb

April 6, 2010  ·  Category: California, Politics
The state of California's real unfunded pension debt clocks in at more than $500 billion, nearly eight times greater than officially reported. That's the finding from a study released Monday by Stanford University's public policy program, ...
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Gross: Strong Economy Could Help Dems In Midterm Elections

March 29, 2010  ·  Category: Politics
Many republicans are looking forward to November as a repeat of 1994, when popular anger against an overreaching, reformist Democratic Party enabled the GOP to pick up 56 seats in the House of Representatives.  But ...
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