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  • Deli-Owner McCarthy Brings Business Ties to House Leaders

    U.S. Representative Kevin McCarthy will bring a new blend of business connections to the top ranks of House leadership if, as expected, he’s elected today to replace Wall Street favorite Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

  • Carolina Confronts Classroom Corruption as Athletes Fail to Read

    Sitting in Memorial Hall at the heart of the Chapel Hill campus of the University of North Carolina, Mary Willingham wondered what William Friday would want her to do.

  • Bill’s Khakis’s Thomas On New Line Aimed at Millennials (Audio)

    Bill Thomas, founder of Bill’s Khakis, a 25-year-old, made-in-America sportwear brand worn by President Obama, vice-president Joe Biden, Glenn Beck, and others, discusses his company’s expansion this week into a new line targeted at a younger demographic, Tea Label. Ann Dugan, founder of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence and Assistant Dean of the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, joins in the discussion. Dugan suggests that in order to win over a younger audience Thomas’s team will need to focus on social media as it markets the new line. They speak with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • Wachovia Rescue Relied on `Usurpation' of Tax Law, Thomas Says

    Wachovia Corp. ’s 2008 rescue by Wells Fargo & Co. relied on a tax break that Congress never approved, adding to the cost of U.S. bailouts, according to the vice chairman of a panel investigating the financial crisis.

  • Goldman Subpoenaed After FCIC Says Firm Slowed Probe

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was subpoenaed by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission after panel members said the most profitable firm in Wall Street history engaged in a document “dump” to hinder a probe.

  • Republican Camp Will Leave Congress as Tax Revamp Stalls

    Republican Representative Dave Camp, who has pursued the most significant revision of the U.S. tax system since 1986, won’t seek re-election to Congress this year.

  • Dysfunction in Congress Creates Clinton-Accord Nostalgia

    U.S. Representative Sander Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, recalls his last substantive issue discussion with a Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee.

  • Camp to Leave Congress After Running Ways and Means Panel

    Representative Dave Camp, the Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, won’t seek re-election this year, he said in a statement today.

  • Crisis Panel Report Blames Wall Street, Washington

    The congressionally appointed panel assigned to probe the origins of the 2008 credit crisis heaped blame on “reckless” Wall Street firms and “weak” federal regulators, concluding the meltdown could have been avoided.

  • Goldman Improved Response to Crisis Panel, Made Chief Blankfein Available

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. made Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein available for an interview with the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and has been more responsive to information requests from the panel, the FCIC’s leaders said.

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