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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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


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

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets

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

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


Five Major Banks Agree to Parent-Level Guilty Pleas

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt/Business Scandals

Press release on guilty pleas to felony charges by five large banks for illegally manipulating interest and exchange rates.  From the Justice Department


Tibble v. Edison International

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Supreme Court/courts

Unanimous Supreme Court decision that agreed with employees of a utility company that their employer had failed to act in their best interests by offering mutual funds with higher fees than others that were also available but not offered by the company plan.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School


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