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September 28, 2014

15:04
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), Report Number 14-001, September 24, 2014.  Treasury Significantly Loosened Executive Pay Limits Resulting in Excessive Pay for Top 25 Employees at GM and Ally (GMAC)  When the Companies Were Not Repaying TARP in Full and Taxpayers Were Suffering Billions of Dollars in Losses. “Overall, SIGTARP found […]
15:04
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), Report Number 14-001, September 24, 2014.  Treasury Significantly Loosened Executive Pay Limits Resulting in Excessive Pay for Top 25 Employees at GM and Ally (GMAC)  When the Companies Were Not Repaying TARP in Full and Taxpayers Were Suffering Billions of Dollars in Losses. “Overall, SIGTARP found […]
15:04
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), Report Number 14-001, September 24, 2014.  Treasury Significantly Loosened Executive Pay Limits Resulting in Excessive Pay for Top 25 Employees at GM and Ally (GMAC)  When the Companies Were Not Repaying TARP in Full and Taxpayers Were Suffering Billions of Dollars in Losses. “Overall, SIGTARP found […]
15:04
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), Report Number 14-001, September 24, 2014.  Treasury Significantly Loosened Executive Pay Limits Resulting in Excessive Pay for Top 25 Employees at GM and Ally (GMAC)  When the Companies Were Not Repaying TARP in Full and Taxpayers Were Suffering Billions of Dollars in Losses. “Overall, SIGTARP found […]
15:04
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), Report Number 14-001, September 24, 2014.  Treasury Significantly Loosened Executive Pay Limits Resulting in Excessive Pay for Top 25 Employees at GM and Ally (GMAC)  When the Companies Were Not Repaying TARP in Full and Taxpayers Were Suffering Billions of Dollars in Losses. “Overall, SIGTARP found […]
15:04
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), Report Number 14-001, September 24, 2014.  Treasury Significantly Loosened Executive Pay Limits Resulting in Excessive Pay for Top 25 Employees at GM and Ally (GMAC)  When the Companies Were Not Repaying TARP in Full and Taxpayers Were Suffering Billions of Dollars in Losses. “Overall, SIGTARP found […]
14:50
Clark, Gordon L., Talent, Company Size, and Financial Centres: London and the European Investment Management Industry (September 24, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2500767 “London dominates the European financial services industry, being the centre-point for advanced financial services, skilled labour, and the complex array of services needed to invest beyond Europe’s borders. As in other global financial […]
14:49
Clark, Gordon L. and Monk, Ashby H. B., The Production of Investment Returns in Spatially Extensive Financial Markets (September 16, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2501912 “Investment returns are produced by combining financial assets with human capital, the decision-making protocols of investment institutions, and the electronic infrastructure which supports the flow of information about investment opportunities. At […]

September 27, 2014

18:00
Monahan, Christine H, Safeguarding State Interests in Health Insurance Exchange Establishment (July 31, 2014). Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2500325 “This Article documents that, contrary to popular narratives, states were given and took advantage of numerous opportunities to weigh in on health insurance exchange implementation under the Affordable Care Act. This […]
17:57
“Two days ago, the Internet erupted with photos of bent iPhone 6s, and a very-viral video of a guy creasing an iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands. It seemed like a serious concern, yet everything about the uproar was highly unscientific. We don’t like unscientific, so we promised then that we would use our lab equipment to find […]
17:42
“Nuclear weapons and countering nuclear threats will continue to be a central concern for the United States until we achieve President Obama’s vision of a world without nuclear weapons. The President has identified the dual missions of sustaining a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent and countering the threat from nuclear terrorism and nuclear proliferation […]
17:35
“Total pay for outside directors at the nation’s largest corporations increased by 6% in 2013, fueled by higher stock-based compensation, according to a new analysis by global professional services company Towers Watson. The study also found that cash compensation remained flat for the first time since 2007, when proxy disclosure rules were enacted requiring companies […]
17:31
“US-CERT is aware of a Bash vulnerability affecting Unix-based operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system. The flaw was originally assigned CVE-2014-6271, but it was later discovered that the patch had an issue in the parser and did […]
17:19
“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in United States v. Dreyer that an agent for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service violated Defense Department regulations and the Posse Comitatus Act when he conducted a surveillance operation in Washington state to identify civilians who might be sharing illegal files. The 1878 Act prevents the U.S. […]

September 26, 2014

17:58
“This report is submitted by the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) on behalf of the President, as required by Section 1016 (h) (2) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) of 2004, as amended. Accompanying, but distinct from this report, are substantial performance data and links to best practices, lessons learned, […]
17:50
Alexander Benjamin Howard – Columbia Journalism School | TOW CENTER FOR DIGITAL JOURNALISM “Journalists have been using data in their stories for as long as the profession has existed. A revolution in computing in the 20th century created opportunities for data integration into investigations, as journalists began to bring technology into their work. In the […]
17:41
Matthew Cocci, Marco Del Negro, Stefano Eusepi, Marc Giannoni, and Sara Shahanaghi - Fifth in a five-part series “This series examines the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (FRBNY DSGE) model—a structural model used by Bank researchers to understand the workings of the U.S. economy and provide economic forecasts.The U.S. economy has been in […]
17:35
Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic - “The Obama administration announced Thursday that it will create the largest marine reserve in the world by expanding an existing monument around U.S.-controlled islands and atolls in the central Pacific. The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will now be nearly 490,000 square miles, about three times the size of California and six times […]
14:00
“Nearly half of the electricity consumed in the manufacturing sector is used for powering motors, such as for fans, pumps, conveyors, and compressors. About two thirds of this machine-drive consumption occurs in the bulk chemicals, food, petroleum and coal products, primary metals, and paper industries. For more than three decades the efficiency of new motors has been regulated by […]
13:36
FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION: Developing National Strategy Would Benefit from Added Focus on Community Congestion Impacts, GAO-14-740: Published: Sep 19, 2014. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2014. MANAGING FOR RESULTS: Agencies’ Trends in the Use of Performance Information to Make Decisions - GAO-14-747: Published: Sep 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2014 U.S. CURRENCY: Reader Program Should Be Evaluated While Other Accessibility Features for Visually Impaired […]