David M. Becker , the former chief Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer being sued for inheriting money linked to Bernard Madoff ’s Ponzi scheme, said he didn’t recuse himself from Madoff-related matters at the SEC on advice from the ethics counsel.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke today pledged to “work cooperatively” with the new head of a House panel who’s seeking to increase disclosure of the central bank’s actions, the lawmaker’s spokesman said.
Representative Darrell Issa is asking companies and business groups including Toyota Motor Corp. and the National Association of Manufacturers to suggest government regulations to be investigated by his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee .
U.S. Representative Darrell Issa is asking companies and business groups including Toyota Motor Corp. and the National Association of Manufacturers to suggest government regulations to be investigated by his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee .
Deborah A. Cunningham , the manager of $261 billion at Federated Investors Inc. , was squeezed into the bathroom of her family’s recreational vehicle, trying to help save the $3.6 trillion money market industry.
By Al Kamen Washington Post Staff Writer Oct. 19 (Washington Post) -- The controversial decision by the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to set up a life sciences award in the name of Equatorial Guinea ruler Teodoro Obiang Nguema - to be endowed for five years by a $3 million gift from Obiang - appears about to be reversed. Loop Fans may recall that the original 2008 decision, strongly opposed by Washington, the European Union and others, appeared dormant until April, when UNESCO announced that some award winners were to be named soon. Human rights groups objected, noting that State Department reports found Obiang's regime involved in "arbitrary arrest, detention . . . harassment and deportation of foreign residents with limited due process" and judicial corruption and so forth. On May 20, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who oversees the subcommittee funding UNESCO, wrote the organization that "it