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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Greek Debt Crisis: Background and Developments in 2015

Categories: European Union,Financial Crisis/Markets,Great Britain,Greece

This briefing provides background to and analysis of developments in the Greek debt crisis, including an overview of the origins of the crisis, a review of latest developments, and examines what would happen if Greece left the Eurozone. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7114


Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing: Memorandum for All United States Attorneys

Categories: Business/Economics,Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Announces new policies that place a priority on prosecution of individual employees with major responsibility for wrongdoing in connection with the 2008-2009 housing crisis, financial meltdown, and related corporate scandals. The Justice Department has been criticized for a strategy of fining offending corporations but not prosecuting their leaders. From the U.S. Department of Justice, posted by the Stanford University Digital Repository.


The Greek Debt Crisis: Overview and Implications for the United States

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Financial Crisis/Markets,Greece

Describes the budgetary and economic problems in Greece, and the implications of the crisis for European unity and U.S. economic and political relations.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


SEC Adopts Rule for Pay Ratio Disclosure

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Press release about adoption of regulation that requires a public company to disclose the ratio of the compensation of its chief executive officer to the median compensation of its employees.  The disclosure, to be revealed in annual reports, proxy and registration statements, is mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  From the Securities and Exchange Commission


Joint Staff Report: The U.S. Treasury Market on October 15, 2014

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Headlines

Provides detailed analysis of the market conditions and record trading volumes that day.  Attempts to explain the causes of the so-called flash crash in the securities markets and offers next steps to enhance public and private understanding of changes in the structure of the U.S. Treasury market.  From the Treasury Department and other agencies.


Economic Crisis in Greece

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Financial Crisis/Markets,Greece

Brief report on the background causes and current situation with regard to Greece’s economic crisis.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Bank Regulation: Lessons Learned and a Framework for Monitoring Emerging Risks and Regulatory Response

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

Blames weakness in federal oversight of banks for past financial crises which cost federal insurance funds over $165 billion.  Discusses lessons learned from past crises and offers a plan for improving future regulatory oversight.  From the Government Accountability Office


Final Interagency Policy Statement Establishing Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies

Categories: African Americans,Financial Crisis/Markets,Hispanics,Laws/Regulations,Women

Announces proposed policy for diversity involving women and minorities in management, employment, and business practices.  The statement covers financial agencies regulated by the Dodd-Frank act.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


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