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Federal marijuana ban deters insurers as U.S. states legalize

Oct 19 2016

Currently, marijuana is bundled with other drugs such as heroin, LSD, ecstasy and peyote in Schedule I.

Guest view: Where is the IMF on Greece?

Oct 03 2016

The seemingly endless Greek crisis may erupt again unless the country gets debt relief, writes former Citibank executive William Rhodes. The International Monetary Fund should take the lead in spelling out economic forecasts and the decisions Greece and its creditors must take.

Guest view: A new blueprint for corporate tax

Sep 30 2016

Europe's complaint against Ireland and Apple reflects a problem bigger than any one company or country. The global approach to tax is past its sell-by date. A system based on revenue location, and that treats multinationals as single entities, could share the pie more fairly.

IMPACT ANALYSIS: FINRA’s charges against ex-Morgan Stanley traders hired by UBS raise background questions

Sep 27 2016

FINRA also notes that both men moved to and were hired by UBS Financial Services in New York within 2 1/2 weeks of their termination by Morgan Stanley in March 2012. A UBS spokesperson declined to comment on this matter, citing the continuing investigation.

Indian entrepreneur sells ‘untouchable’ foods to challenge caste bias

Sep 19 2016

A former rebel fighter and member of India's "untouchable" caste is taking on caste-based discrimination with packaged foods that would have been regarded as impure just decades ago.

Commentary: When did we stop caring about mass murder?

Sep 19 2016

More mass graves are discovered in Iraqi and Syrian territory formerly held by the mass murderers known as Islamic State, and the news no longer shocks anyone. Nor does the fact that most Christians who have not yet fled the region, along with other minorities, live in constant terror of more atrocities and executions.

INSIGHT: SEC delivering on promise to scrutinize private equity firms

Sep 15 2016

'... the SEC is sending a clear message encouraging others to self-report and cooperate.'

COMMENTARY: How to fix a broken system that fails flood victims

Sep 12 2016

Another unintended consequence of the government monopoly is that too many people now view flood insurance as an entitlement.

INSIGHT: U.S. insurance regulators pressured over universal life premium increases

Sep 08 2016

Life insurers who promise a high fixed rate of return, however, face a shortfall if there are no high-yield, low-risk bonds available to reinvest in when the old bonds expire.

SEC scrutinizing more sellers of F-Squared portfolios based on bad performance

Aug 31 2016

It became highly profitable as investors poured $30 billion into F-Squared assets. But investment firms swiftly began pulling clients' funds out of the F-Squared funds in 2014 when word spread of an SEC probe into F-Squared. It declared bankruptcy last year and its assets have been auctioned off by receivers.

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