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Treasury Significantly Loosened Executive Pay Limits Resulting in Excessive Pay for Top 25 Employees at GM and Ally (GMAC) When the Companies Were not Repaying TARP in Full …

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt/Business Scandals,Income/Poverty,Taxes

http://www.sigtarp.gov/Audit%20Reports/SIGTARP_Special_Master_Report.pdf

Investigation that revealed GM and Ally top executives received the benefits of loosened pay restrictions contrary to the president’s pay reform plan for executives whose companies were slow in repaying TARP loans.  From the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program

 

2013 Interchange Fee Revenue, Covered Issuer Costs, and Covered Issuer and Merchant Fraud Losses Related to Debit Card Transactions

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Statistics

http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/bcreg/bcreg20140918a1.pdf

Summary information on the volume, value, and fraud losses related to debit card transactions in 2013.  From the Federal Reserve

 

State Mandated Financial Education and the Credit Behavior of Young Adults

Categories: Education,Financial Crisis/Markets,Youth

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2014/201468/201468pap.pdf

Examines the credit scores and delinquency rates of young adults in three states where personal financial education mandates were established in 2007 to see if the programs have been successful.  From the Federal Reserve

 

An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2014 to 2024

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45653-OutlookUpdate_2014_Aug.pdf

Updates earlier 2014 report; finds that the budget deficit is continuing to fall in 2014 but the federal debt is still growing.  Predicts that inflation will remain below the goal set by the Federal Reserve and that interest rates on Treasury securities will rise.   From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Rural Employment Trends in Recession and Recovery

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1551844/err172.pdf

Examines the effects of the Great Recession and gradual recovery on county employment and unemployment rates with an emphasis on rural America.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Data Point: Checking Account Overdraft

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201407_cfpb_report_data-point_overdrafts.pdf

Presents the results of consumers’ experiences with overdraft policies at a number of large U.S. banks.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Risks to Consumers Posed by Virtual Currencies

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201408_cfpb_consumer-advisory_virtual-currencies.pdf

Describes what virtual currencies like Bitcoin are, and what risks they pose for people who buy or use them.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Supplemental Appendix to the Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/2013-report-economic-well-being-us-households-supplemental-appendix-201407.pdf

Provides supplemental tables by demographic and socioeconomic characteristics.  From the Federal Reserve

 

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