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The Company Beat: July 25, 2010 - July 31, 2010

Is Goldman already trying to get around the Volcker rule?

One frequent rap on the Volcker rule, which restricts banks from using their own money to bet on markets, is that it'll be hard to implement. The line between a bank making a trade purely for its own bottom line,...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  July 30, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Financial regulation  
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Obama's antitrust agenda: Still waiting for the shoe to drop

There was a lot of fanfare when Christine Varney stepped into her role as top antitrust enforcer at the Department of Justice last year. It was said she would upend Bush-era policies that had gone easy on big business mergers....

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  July 28, 2010; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Antitrust  
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The policy behind BP's potential $10B tax refund

My story in today's paper explains how the tax code allows BP to claim a $9.9 billion tax refund because of its losses from the oil spill. Policymakers crafted the tax code this way so that companies can spread their...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  July 28, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  BP , Corporate taxes  
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The highest-paid CEOs of the past decade

The Wall Street Journal has a list of the top-paid CEOs of the past decade, and there's a local name rounding out the top five, just after Steve Jobs: Richard Fairbank, chief executive of McLean, Va.-based Capital One. According to...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  July 27, 2010; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Capital One , Executive compensation  
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Manufacturers oppose Disclose Act

The National Association of Manufacturers is not thrilled about the Disclose Act, which is up for a cloture vote in the Senate Tuesday that would end debate and clear the way for a final decision. The bill would impose tougher...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  July 27, 2010; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Campaign finance , National Association of Manufacturers  
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Bond markets back to normal after financial reform scare

Bond issuers who were holding back last week are getting back on track with their plans to issue new debt on the public market.

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  July 26, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Financial regulation , Ford  
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Timberland chief's advice to the White House and Chamber: 'Grow up!'

"I think the White House and Chamber should go off to an island and talk to each other forever," said Timberland chief executive Jeff Swartz. "Grow up!"

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  July 26, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Climate change , U.S. Chamber of Commerce  
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