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Traders Poised to Win in Trump-Era Redo of Oil Speculation Rules

Traders Poised to Win in Trump-Era Redo of Oil Speculation Rules

U.S. regulators are poised to issue long-delayed restrictions on excessive speculation in oil and metals markets after tougher proposals stalled during the Obama administration, said three people with
Lawrence Summers Wants to Target the Rich, But Not Through a Wealth Tax

Lawrence Summers Wants to Target the Rich, But Not Through a Wealth Tax

Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers proposed a suite of steps the U.S. government can take to raise trillions of dollars more in revenue from the rich without adopting a wealth tax.
Go Ahead and Accept That Credit Limit Increase

Go Ahead and Accept That Credit Limit Increase

The next time you get a notification from a credit card company asking whether you’d be interested in a credit limit increase, go ahead and say yes. Why? Because it’s one of the quickest and easiest
Giuliani Allies Spar Over Giving Evidence to House Democrats

Giuliani Allies Spar Over Giving Evidence to House Democrats

Two indicted associates of Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani are battling over whether more evidence from their New York criminal case should be turned over to congressional Democrats pursuing the
As Coronavirus Spreads, Warren Unveils Disease-Prevention Plan

As Coronavirus Spreads, Warren Unveils Disease-Prevention Plan

The coronavirus has been in the news for only a few weeks, but Elizabeth Warren already has a plan to fight it.

The Magic Of Going Against The Wisdom of the Crowd

The Magic Of Going Against The Wisdom of the Crowd. How to succeed by doing things others aren't
Elizabeth Warren’s Year of Plans Faces Judgment Day in Iowa

Elizabeth Warren’s Year of Plans Faces Judgment Day in Iowa

Senator Elizabeth Warren prides herself on having a plan for everything, yet that isn’t translating to a strong showing in the polls a week before the nation’s first nominating contest.Throughout the
Preet Bharara Has Some Ideas on How to Stop Insider Trading

Preet Bharara Has Some Ideas on How to Stop Insider Trading

A panel led by former federal prosecutor Preet Bharara urged Congress to clarify the law surrounding insider trading, to make it less confusing for traders, judges and regulators.
These U.S. Cities Will Pay You to Live There (Really!)

These U.S. Cities Will Pay You to Live There (Really!)

Being paid to move to a place doesn't have to mean moving to a half-abandoned village in the middle of nowhere. READ MORE...
Wall Street Venture-Fund Curbs to Be Eased in Volcker Revamp

Wall Street Venture-Fund Curbs to Be Eased in Volcker Revamp

Wall Street banks would face much looser restrictions on investing in venture-capital funds under regulators’ latest rollback of the Volcker Rule, according to three people familiar with the matter.
French State’s Legal Adviser Warns Macron on Pension Reform

French State’s Legal Adviser Warns Macron on Pension Reform

France’s supreme administrative jurisdiction warned there are gaps in the financial forecasts of President Emmanuel Macron‘s pension reform and said that it can’t guarantee the legal certainty of the
Bloomberg Offers Few Details to Back Up Trillions in Spending

Bloomberg Offers Few Details to Back Up Trillions in Spending

Ask Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg how he’ll pay for his plans to create jobs, provide health insurance and repair roads and bridges, and you get the same answer: Wait until you
Should You Focus on Cutting Expenses or Growing Your Income?

Should You Focus on Cutting Expenses or Growing Your Income?

If your expenses and your income don’t match up, you have two options: cut back on your spending, or figure out a way to earn more money.
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Millions of Americans Are About to See Their Credit Scores Plummet. Will You Be Among Them?

FICO is changing how it calculates your credit score. Here's how to get ready.
Ex-Congressman’s Son Avoids Prison for Insider Trading

Ex-Congressman’s Son Avoids Prison for Insider Trading

The son of former Republican Congressman Christopher Collins was spared a prison sentence for trading on confidential information provided by his father about an Australian biotechnology company.
George Soros Says Facebook Is Conspiring to Re-Elect Trump

George Soros Says Facebook Is Conspiring to Re-Elect Trump

Billionaire George Soros said that nothing is keeping Facebook Inc. from spreading disinformation and the company may be in cahoots with President Donald Trump to get him re-elected.
Death Threats Used to Fight Macron Pension Plan as Strikes Fade

Death Threats Used to Fight Macron Pension Plan as Strikes Fade

Death threats, random power cuts, tossed boots and blockades.
Like Biden, Sanders Once Urged Social Security ‘Adjustments’

Like Biden, Sanders Once Urged Social Security ‘Adjustments’

Bernie Sanders is locked in an escalating feud with Joe Biden over whether the former vice president has advocated cutting Social Security, a program considered sacrosanct by many Democrats.