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United States: Dec 6: A Fed Farewell (Podcast) - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

FRB Governor Randal Quarles offers parting thoughts. ARRC recommends replacement benchmarks for certain 1-week and 2-month USD LIBOR contracts. Treasury details efforts to combat human trafficking.
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House passes debt-ceiling overhaul that allows Senate Democrats to avoid catastrophic default without the GOP

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2021.Alex Wong/Getty Images The House approved a debt-ceiling overhaul that could soon allow Senate Democrats to avoid a government default. The legislation lets the Senate lift the limit by a simple majority instead of requiring 60 votes. Still, the reform itself requires 60 Senate votes, and it's unclear if enough Republicans will back it. Congress has one week to save ...
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Treasury Proposes New Disclosure Rule to Fight Corruption

The U.S. Treasury Department is proposing a new disclosure rule as part of efforts to combat corruption and terrorism.
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Treasury inflation warning on public sector pay

The Treasury has warned that higher public sector pay could make high inflation rates persist.
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Biden's Treasury Department takes aim at Trump and Putin with money laundering crackdown in real estate market

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden.Getty Images The Biden administration unveiled new rules for fighting money laundering in real estate on Monday. Treasury would ramp up scrutiny of all-cash deals, which now face less regulation than deals with loans. Under current law, moguls like Trump don't have to disclose key details on all-cash deals under $3 million. The Biden administration is set to crack down on all-cash deals in the housing market, a type of transaction beloved by form...
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Treasury wants to crack down on shell companies, corruption with new rule

Treasury wants to enact a rule that would crack down on criminals that use shell companies to hide illegal funds behind opaque corporate structures. #shellcompanies #criminals
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Dow futures jump more than 300 points and oil rises as concerns about Omicron recede, while bitcoin recovers to top $50,000

Getty US stock futures looked set to open higher Tuesday as Omicron fears faded, lifting equities. UBS expects Omicron "to blend into the existing Delta wave that the global economy is already working through." Oil extended gains on Omicron hopes, while bitcoin continued recovering to trade above $50,000. US stock futures jumped Tuesday, on course for a second day of gains, and oil prices extended their rally as concerns about the impact of the Omicron coronavirus variant subsided.Futures on ...
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Worldwide: Treasury Imposes Additional Sanctions On Belarus - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The Treasury Department imposed new sanctions designating individuals and entities for undermining democratic freedoms, violating human rights, and enabling corruption in Belarus.
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How more than $402 million in taxpayer money got locked away in a forgotten government fund — and lawmakers won't spend it or return it

A pool of more than $402 million contributed by taxpayers is waiting for Congress to decide how best to use it.DigitalStorm via Getty Images The money is supposed to publicly fund presidential campaigns. But it doesn't. Republicans and Democrats in Congress can't agree on what to do with the ever-growing pot. Charities told Insider the money could do great good for suffering Americans. See more stories on Insider's business page. Holed away in a government account is a massive cas...
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Nasdaq falls nearly 2% as US stocks battered by Omicron volatility

TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images US stocks tumbled Friday, dragged by mega-cap tech shares that were battered by the Omicron volatility. The disappointing November jobs report added an additional layer of uncertainty.  The 10-year Treasury yield slipped to 1.355% from Thursday's 1.447% rate. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell US stocks tumbled Friday, dragged by mega-cap technology shares that were battered by the volatility brought about by the ...
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Biden still has a rosy view on the economy despite a bad November jobs report. Here's 3 reasons why he may be right to be optimistic.

President Joe Biden speaks to members of the press at the South Lawn of the White House on November 19, 2021.Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden touted a sharp drop in the jobless rate and argued the economy is on the right track. There's a problem, though: the economy added about half as many jobs as expected in November. But there are three reasons Biden might be right to be optimistic. The latest jobs report released Friday showed the US economy regained 210,000 jobs in November, a paltry sum...
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United States: Dec 1: It's All Good - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Treasury Secretary and Fed Chair testify on post-pandemic recovery.
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3 reasons the labor shortage could be a 'structural change' in the economy, according to S&P

The US is currently at a 45-year low in labor participation rate.Maskot Credit agency S&P reported people are leaving jobs for structural reasons and pandemic-specific ones. Among the structural reasons include a skills mismatch and an increase in retirement rates. Researchers predict that as more people get vaccinated, more people will re-enter the labor force. The record number of people leaving the workforce signals structural changes in the economy, Standard & Poor's reported last mon...
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US stocks climb as investors hope for slower pace of Fed tapering after disappointing jobs report

Trader Leon Montana works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange stocks NYSE worryAP Photo/Richard Drew US stocks rallied Friday despite a disappointing November jobs report. US nonfarm payrolls grew by 210,000 last month — way below the median forecast of 550,000 jobs. The weak data raised investor hopes for a slower pace of tapering from the Federal Reserve. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. US stocks rallied Friday as a disappointing November jo...
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Mortgage Rates Stable Heading Into Continued Pandemic Uncertainty

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.11% for the week ending Dec. 2, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS). Mortgage details: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.11% with an average 0.6 point for the week ending Dec. 2, 2021, up slightly from last week when it averaged 3.10%. Last year, the 30-year FRM averaged 2.71%. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.39%with an average 0.6 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.42%. Last year, the 1...
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United States: Treasury Secretary And Fed Chair Testify On Post-Pandemic Recovery - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

At a hearing on CARES Act oversight before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and...
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Almost half of Americans are feeling the financial pain of paying higher prices in this economy

Almost half of Americans are in pain from rising prices.Andy Sacks/Getty Images Inflation is at a 30-year high, and a new Gallup poll finds pain from rising prices across America. The poll finds price increases are causing financial hardship for 45% of Americans or their household. Among lower-income households, 71% say recent rising prices have caused financial hardship. From paying more at the gas pump to a Thanksgiving dinner that was likely more expensive last week, Americans are feeling ...
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Treasury Launches 2021 State Small Business Credit Initiative Application Portal

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has launched the 2021 State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) portal. The portal will provide access to $10 billion, which is made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This is a considerable increase from the first SSBCI and the $1.5 billion it offered in 2010. 2021 State Small Business Credit Initiative Application Portal Open With SSBCI 2.0, the program will have $10 billion available for creating specialized small business access to c...
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Treasury Secretary Yellen admits there's a labor shortage — and it's both helping people make more money and screwing up the supply chain

Yellen said that although upward pressure on wages are good, they can also trigger further price increases.Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Associated Press Treasury Secretary Yellen said the labor shortage is incentivizing employers to pay workers more.  Since higher wages can trigger price increases, the situation should be monitored, she said. Yellen previously said the end of the pandemic will bring people back but even then workers may not want to return.  Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says that...
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What's not to love? The US savings bond that earns 7% with inflation protection, yet gets ignored

Treasury's I bonds have seen a spectacular rate rise, with new rates set every six months based on inflation, but still don't get love from investors       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Treasury's Yellen Enjoying Her Job, Has No Plans to Leave

By Alessandra Galloni(Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told the Reuters Next conference on Thursday that she had no plans to leave...
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Execs at 7 top investment firms detail how they're using the public cloud to cut costs and gain an edge

The buy side is embracing the public cloud.Samantha Lee/Business Insider Buy-side firms are increasingly looking to migrate workloads to the public cloud. Some view the move as a recruiting tool, while others hope to cut costs and increase compute power. Here's an inside look at seve firms' strategies when it comes to the public cloud.  The buy side is aiming for the clouds.Top hedge funds, investment firms, and private-equity shops are turning to public clouds managed by Amazon Web S...
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Legal and regulatory review for the life and health insurance sector

1 Dec 2021 – Treasury sought feedback on the Living Standards Framework (LSF) Dashboard to reflect the new and revised parts of the LSF framework. As well as informing policy advice more generally, the Dashboard will provide the indicators that...
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Treasury's Yellen: Biden Stimulus Only 'Small Contributor' to Inflation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan stimulus package in March contributed to stronger demand but...
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Treasury's Yellen: Biden Stimulus at Most a 'Small Contributor' to Inflation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package in March contributed to stronger demand but is only a small factor...
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US stock futures rebound from another Omicron sell-off despite Jerome Powell hawkishness

Investors have to brace for more market volatility thanks to the new Omicron variant.Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images US futures rallied Wednesday, and European stocks rebounded from the latest Omicron sell-off. Investors were digesting Fed Chair Jerome Powell's comments on inflation no longer being transitory and an earlier end to tapering. The S&P 500 closed Tuesday 2.9% below its record level, which was reached in November. US stock futures rallied Wednesday as global stocks rebounded f...
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Understanding the 4 main types of mutual funds is the first step in choosing the right one for you

Mutual funds that invest in equities are among the most popular.Luis Alvarez/Getty Mutual funds fall into four main types: equity funds, bond funds, hybrid funds, and money market funds. Equity funds tend to be riskier, while bond funds are generally more risk averse. Knowing the different types can help investors find the one that best suits their financial goals. Visit Insider's Investing Reference library for more stories. Mutual funds are among the most popular ways to invest. They po...
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Dow falls 652 points on Fed chief Powell's tapering comments and Omicron variant concerns

US stocks looked set to rally on Monday.Spencer Platt/Getty Images US stocks tumbled Tuesday after tapering comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell stoked rate-hike fears. Investors' nerves were already rattled after Moderna's CEO expressed reservations about the efficacy of the company's vaccine against the new strain. The 10-year Treasury note yield slid to 1.444% from Monday's 1.529%. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell US stocks tumbled T...
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Trump urges McConnell to endanger the US economy so Democrats can't pass their spending plan

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. (left), and former President Donald Trump (right).Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images Former Pres. Donald Trump urged Sen. McConnell on Tuesday to "use the debt ceiling" to block Biden's agenda. Congress has until December 15 to raise the limit and keep the US from defaulting on its debt. Using the ceiling as a political weapon risks unprecedented economic catastrophe. Former President Donald Trump wants Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to use the de...
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Sen. Joe Manchin isn't committing to extending the Biden child tax credit that 346,000 West Virginia children are getting

Sen. Joe Manchin tried and failed to get Senate Republicans on board with expansive voting rights legislation.Scott J. Applewhite/AP Sen. Joe Manchin is noncommittal on extending the child tax credit. On Tuesday, he told Insider "everybody's still talking and working. It's a work in progress." Millions of children are receiving the CTC, hundreds of thousands of them in Manchin's home state. On Tuesday, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia didn't commit to approving the one-year c...
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