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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement [on raising interest rate]

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

http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/monetary/20151216a.htm

Statement on the current condition of the economy and the decision to raise the federal funds interest rate. From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

 

The Federal Role in the Financing of Multifamily Rental Properties

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51006-Multifamily_Housing.pdf

Examines the pros and cons of federal support for the multifamily mortgage market, the costs and risks to the government, and options for changing the federal role. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Greek Debt Crisis: Background and Developments in 2015

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

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN07114/SN07114.pdf

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

http://purl.stanford.edu/rs803pd3839

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

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

 

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