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Spy Software Gets a Second Life on Wall Street

Spy Software Gets a Second Life on Wall Street
A wave of companies with ties to the intelligence community is winning over the world of finance, with banks and hedge funds putting the firms' terrorist-tracking tools to work rooting out employee misconduct before it leads to fines or worse. “Both …
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How the CIA Came Out of the Closet
To be openly gay or lesbian, according to the twisted official logic of that bygone but not-distant era, was presumed to be so shameful that intelligence agency employees would do anything to keep their dark secret, including handing over classified …
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Backgrounder: Japan's deafening silence over NSA spying
The documents, dated from 2007 to 2009, include five NSA reports — four of which are marked top-secret — that provide intelligence on Japanese positions on international trade and climate change. WikiLeaks also posted an NSA list of 35 Japanese …
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A new age of espionage
In particular, electronic intelligence-gathering is based on trawling and sifting huge amounts of information. This includes private communications between people who have no connection to crime, terrorism or statecraft. Western spymasters insist that …
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Cannabis credit union in Denver sues Federal Reserve over rejection

Cannabis credit union in Denver sues Federal Reserve over rejection
A cannabis-centric credit union is going after the Federal Reserve after its application to open a “master account” was rejected. Fourth Corner Credit Union (TFCCU) in Denver wants to be the first to provide financial services to the marijuana industry …
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Bank of England or Federal Reserve: Who will move first on interest rates?
The Federal Reserve is expected to move first on rates – Highcharts Cloud Months until rate hike expected by markets The Federal Reserve is expected to move first on rates Source: Columbia Threadneedle Investments Bank of England Federal Reserve …
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Federal Reserve Responds To A 'Bump' By Letting Reserve Balances Increase
The Federal Reserve allowed commercial bank "excess reserves" to rise by almost $ 130 billion last week, the largest increase in bank reserve balances since the end of round three of quantitative easing. The increase in reserve balances in the banking …
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Pot credit union takes aim at agencies that denied account, insurance

Pot credit union takes aim at agencies that denied account, insurance
But the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network branch of the U.S. Department of Justice laid out a system in which banks can take on pot businesses so long as they keep detailed records of those transactions. Still, many banks refuse cannabis clients …
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FBME to challenge FinCEN's ruling in court
THE decision by the US Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, also known as FinCEN, to prohibit US financial institutions from opening or maintaining correspondent accounts or payable through accounts for or on behalf of FBME …
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Lastest Treasurer Of The United States News

Meet the woman behind the woman on the bill
The 43rd treasurer of the United States is keenly aware, for example, that on the third floor of the Treasury Department, there is not a single woman among the portraits of the country's ex-treasury secretaries. And in the male-dominated world of …
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Fox's attorney receives extension to file finance reports
The seven-day extension was granted by the R.I. Board of Elections, with Fox's attorney and court-appointed campaign account treasurer Albin Moser acknowledging that's the maximum extension the board can grant. “For that reason I ask that you treat …
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Treasurer Joe Hockey says United States is looking to take share of Australia
Treasurer Joe Hockey has taken aim at the United States for dragging its feet on taxing multinationals such as Google, and says the Obama administration now wants to come after Australia's tax base. Australia has been working with the United Kingdom on …
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House to Obama: Fire the Head of the IRS or We'll Impeach Him

House to Obama: Fire the Head of the IRS or We'll Impeach Him
The continuing war of words between the Republicans in the House of Representatives and the leadership of the Internal Revenue Service escalated dramatically late Monday, when the Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform …
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Buck Compares IRS to a 'Mobster' Who Just 'Stands There Behind You, Waiting
TheBlaze's national security adviser Buck Sexton on Tuesday excoriated the Internal Revenue Service as an out-of-control agency that protects its corrupt employees and strikes fear into the hearts of law-abiding Americans. “What happens, my friends, if …
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Internal Revenue Service Extends Relationship with ACI Worldwide's
NAPLES, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of electronic payment and banking solutions, announced today that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has extended its relationship with the company's …
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Department of Labor Guidance Seeks Expanded “Employee” Classification of Workers

Department of Labor Guidance Seeks Expanded “Employee” Classification of Workers
On July 15, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Administrator's Interpretation (No. 2015-1) providing guidance on the classification of employees as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL made clear its …
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It's Not Just the Department of Labor That Thinks You May Have More Employees
Just last week, the DOL provided guidance about people treated as independent contractors, but who may really be your employees. That is just part of the trend. Another way you may have “extra” employees is through joint employment, most commonly …
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Department of Labor Says Most Workers Are Employees and Not Independent
Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued an important Administrator's Interpretation (AI) that provides clear and timely guidance on the question of who is properly considered an "employee" and covered by the Fair Labor …
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Treasury Department's analysis of existing AML and anti-terrorist financing

Treasury Department's analysis of existing AML and anti-terrorist financing
The Treasury Department recently issued two companion reports, the National Money Laundering Risk Assessment[1] ("NMLRA") and the National Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment[2] ("NTFRA"), that address anti-money laundering ("AML") and terrorist …
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Saving Hamilton? Treasury secretary resists calls to put a woman on the
The Treasury Department's plan to bump Alexander Hamilton and put a woman's portrait on the $ 10 has run into some pretty strong criticism in recent weeks, especially from those who believe it might be better to target another currency portrait …
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Treasury Auctions Set for the Week of July 27 – The New York Times
The Treasury's schedule of financing this week includes Monday's regular weekly auction of new three- and six-month bills and an auction of four-week bills on Tuesday. At the close of … Florida Department of Transportation, $ 216.4 general obligation …
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Village Capital, Development Finance Authority of Summit County to partner on

Village Capital, Development Finance Authority of Summit County to partner on
Cleveland's Village Capital Corp., a subsidiary of Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, and the Development Finance Authority of Summit County are partnering on a revolving loan fund to spur new real estate projects in depressed areas of Akron. But the …
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New Markets Tax Credit Financing Spurs Economic Growth
Recently, The U.S. Treasury Department's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced more than $ 3.5 billion in New Markets Tax Credit awards. No Community Development Entities (CDEs) from Nevada received any …
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People on the Move – Utah Business

People on the Move – Utah Business
Her new responsibilities as a branch manager will include creating and maintaining a productive business generation culture for the OfficeTeam, Accountemps, and Robert Half Finance & Accounting divisions. Arcaris holds a bachelor's degree in sociology …
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Articles: Fighting Back Against Abuse of Power – American Thinker
At the behest of Chisholm, deputies seized business papers, computer equipment, phones, personal letters, and personal financial records while the occupants were restrained under police supervision and denied any due process. Michael Lutz, a retired …
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Hotel boom brings glut of rooms to Brooklyn | Finance & Commerce
While Brooklyn's status as a cheaper alternative to Manhattan may appeal to some domestic visitors, it probably isn't enough to attract most corporate travelers or tourists from overseas drawn by the lure of Manhattan, said Ford. “It's a different kind …
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Office of Financial Research: Financial system risks are moderate

Office of Financial Research: Financial system risks are moderate
The Treasury Department's OFR tracks vulnerabilities in the financial system for the Financial Stability Oversight Council and other federal regulators. This latest assessment is an update of OFR's Financial Stability Monitor, which looks at five areas …
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Banks still trump citizens in the minds of regulators – Fortune
Similarly, last month, the Office of Financial Research (OFR), produced a financial stability monitor, a chart that it says “[identifies] underlying vulnerabilities that may predispose the system to a crisis.” The graphic highlights interest rates as a …
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Why Is Elizabeth Warren on the Energy Committee? – NationalJournal.com
But Warren has been the lead sponsor of just one energy bill this year, a measure that requires an Energy Department study of the cost savings provided by technologies that make buildings more efficient. In contrast, Warren's the lead author of several …
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