Article: Biden plan to subsidize child care could have unintended consequences, including price increases, experts say

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Biden plan to subsidize child care could have unintended consequences, including price increases, experts say

Tyler Olson, 04 May 2021

The subsidies for child care in President Biden’s American Families Plan could have some unintended consequences for both families and child care businesses, including price increases, experts tell Fox News.

The American Families Plan is the third installment in three massive spending bills the president has proposed. Continue reading “Article: Biden plan to subsidize child care could have unintended consequences, including price increases, experts say”

Article: The Reddit revolt: GameStop and the impact of social media on institutional investors

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The Reddit revolt: GameStop and the impact of social media on institutional investors

Annabel Smith, 13 April 2021

The Reddit revolution in the US has drawn attention to the potential power that a growing force of retail investors can wield in stock markets when equipped by social media.

Amateur investors have increasingly engaged with retail platforms in the last year, partly due to the pandemic leaving them idol at home, but also due to the newfound onslaught of information through social media and access to the market through retail brokerages and platforms such as Robinhood. Continue reading “Article: The Reddit revolt: GameStop and the impact of social media on institutional investors”

Article: Five ways Biden could crack down on dirty money and financial secrecy

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Five ways Biden could crack down on dirty money and financial secrecy

Brenda Medina, 01 April 2021

Early rhetoric from the Biden administration has encouraged anti-corruption advocates that the new president’s tenure in the White House may mark a turning point in the fight against dirty money and tax haven abuse — two overlapping problems made worse by a veil of secrecy that shields vast sums of money from tax collectors and law enforcement authorities.

“We will crack down on tax havens and illicit financing that contribute to income inequality, fund terrorism, and generate pernicious foreign influence,” the administration’s Interim National Security Strategic Guidance, released last month, says, identifying the fight against global corruption as a top security priority. The strategy mirrors promises Joe Biden made during his candidacy.

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Article: Senator Ossoff Drops a Bombshell: “The 12 or 13 Largest Banks” Got the Trillions from the Fed’s Repo Loans Last Year

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Senator Ossoff Drops a Bombshell: “The 12 or 13 Largest Banks” Got the Trillions from the Fed’s Repo Loans Last Year

Pam Martens and Russ Martens: March 3, 2021 ~ Wall Street on Parade

“Nearly all the money went to too-big-to-fail institutions. For example, in one emergency lending program, the Fed put out $9 trillion and over two-thirds of the money went to just three institutions: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.

“Those loans were made available at rock bottom interest rates – in many cases under 1 percent.”

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Article: Senator Elizabeth Warren Tells The Securities And Exchange Commission To ‘Get Off Their Duffs And Do Their Jobs’ And Stop The ‘Rigged Game’ Of Market Manipulation

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Jack Kelly | 21.02.02

In a blistering interview with CNN, Senator Elizabeth Warren was incensed over the trading activities last week, saying the market “is a rigged game.” Warren boldly called out the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the premiere Wall Street regulator, admonishing the agency “to grow a backbone” and “get off their duffs and do their jobs.”

Warren said, “We need more regulation about market manipulation.” She also decried the practices of “pump and dumps” and stock buybacks that enrich the CEOs and executives. The senator added, “The SEC needs a broader look at how hedge funds and corporations manipulate the market.”

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Article: Warren Seeks Answers From Robinhood Over Trading Limits

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TWarren Seeks Answers From Robinhood Over Trading Limits

Jon Hill, 02 February 2021

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is calling on Robinhood to more thoroughly explain its decision last week to restrict trading in shares of GameStop and other companies amid a frenzy of retail investor activity, saying the move has raised questions about potential conflicts of interest facing the trading platform.

In a Tuesday letter to Robinhood CEO Vladimir Tenev, Warren described the trading restrictions as an “abrupt” rules change that not only risked hurting Robinhood’s retail investor customers but has also led to concerns about how the platform’s ties to hedge funds and other bigger Wall Street players may have influenced its decision-making. Continue reading “Article: Warren Seeks Answers From Robinhood Over Trading Limits”

Article: Elizabeth Warren Demands SEC Response To GameStop Frenzy After It Vows To Protect Retail Traders From ‘Abusive Or Manipulative’ Activity

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Elizabeth Warren Demands SEC Response To GameStop Frenzy After It Vows To Protect Retail Traders From ‘Abusive Or Manipulative’ Activity

Jonathan Ponciano, 29 January 2021

TOPLINE As calls heighten for regulators to investigate the retail trading frenzy–and resulting market madness–spurred by Reddit users this week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is urging the Securities and Exchange Commission, which regulates the stock market, to provide specific details about its investigatory steps–hours after the agency issued a vague statement saying it was still “closely monitoring” the recent market volatility. Continue reading “Article: Elizabeth Warren Demands SEC Response To GameStop Frenzy After It Vows To Protect Retail Traders From ‘Abusive Or Manipulative’ Activity”

Subject: Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

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U.S Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is a minority member of the US Senate Committee on Banking.  She was re-elected to the United States Senate for a second term on November 6, 2018, by the people of Massachusetts. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Houston and Rutgers School of Law and was a law professor for over 30 years. She is also a subcommittee member on Economic Policy, Securities, Insurance, and Investment as well as Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP), Special Committee on Aging and Armed Services.

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United States Senate Committee on Banking