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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44155.pdf

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

http://www.sec.gov/news/pressrelease/2015-160.htm

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

http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Documents/Joint_Staff_Report_Treasury_10-15-2014.pdf

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10295.pdf

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670997.pdf

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

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/06/10/2015-14126/joint-standards-for-assessing-the-diversity-policies-and-practices-of-entities-regulated-by-the

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

 

Did Banking Reforms of the Early 1990s Fail? Lessons from Comparing Two Banking Crises

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets

https://www.richmondfed.org/-/media/richmondfedorg/publications/research/economic_brief/2015/pdf/eb_15-06.pdf

Compares financial crises of 1986-92 with 2007-2013 and the success of reforms intended to prevent such problems in the future.  From the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank

 

Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2014

Categories: Education,Financial Crisis/Markets,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/2014-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201505.pdf

Topics examined include overall well-being, housing, economic vulnerability, savings, spending, access to credit, education and student loans, and retirement planning.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

 

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