Ready for a Second Stimulus?

  Government, Politics and the Economy Stimulus Plan: Where are the Jobs? That is the $787 billion question: Where is all that government stimulus money, and why hasn't it stemmed the rising tide of US unemployment? BusinessWeek.com Second Stimulus: Democrats Split Democrats in Congress are divided over whether to push for more deficit spending to end the recession and stem job losses, complicating the possibility of a second stimulus bill. Bloomberg.com Management and Operations [Read Full Article]


Fighting to Launch: The Tale of Nautical Tours

  Government, Politics and the Economy Securities Industry: Leave Executive Comp to Boards, Not Lawmakers The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association released guidelines for how financial services firms should tie compensation to long-term performance and risk management, saying that executive pay should be decided by company boards, not by legislators or regulators. Workforce.com Fixing the Economy: Is Obama Flubbing the Fix? With the administration backtracking on major regulatory reform, some critics saying that Obama is squandering a rare opportunity. BusinessWeek.com [Read Full Article]


Clinton Insider Gets Commodities Post, Automakers Get $17.4 Billion

Government and Economy Obama Names Clinton Insider to Commodities PostGary Gensler, a former Clinton Treasury official, has been picked by President-elect Obama to regulate the same financial instruments he defended in the nineties, instruments that helped to create the subprime mortgage crisis. Stabilizing the Automotive Industry The text of Treasury Secretary Paulson's statement on stabilizing the automotive industry. President Bush: Automakers to get $17.4BCiting danger to the national economy, the Bush administration came to the resc... [Read Full Article]