U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as Americans went to the polls to pick a president.
November 06, 2012 | 04:21 pm
During the seven presidential election days the stock market has been open starting in 1984, U.S. equities have risen on four occasions and fallen on three days. The small sample size reveals the...
November 06, 2012 | 11:39 am
The year-end "fiscal cliff" consisting of government spending cuts and tax increases is projected to have crippling effects on the U.S. economy if lawmakers stand by and do nothing. A BlackRock...
November 05, 2012 | 12:19 pm
Goldman Sachs put out a research note on Oct. 26 highlighting median S&P 500 index returns in the months following presidential elections going back to 1976. Since that time, the S&P 500 has returned ...
October 29, 2012 | 03:20 pm
Republicans in their 2012 platform are calling for a presidential panel to look at corporate defined benefit pension plans backed by the PBGC to see whether a taxpayer bailout is in the cards.
August 29, 2012 | 04:11 pm
Reuters reported Thursday that Mitt Romney and Republican groups raised $76.8 million in May vs. $60 million for President Obama and Democrats. A look at top contributors in the 2012 election cycle...
June 07, 2012 | 01:41 pm
The Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday that U.S. employment rose by 115,000 in April, leaving the unemployment rate little changed from March at 8.1%. As President Obama formally begins his re-...
May 04, 2012 | 02:30 pm
As President Barack Obama essentially kicked off his re-election campaign during the State of the Union address on Jan. 24 while Republicans battle it out for the nomination, it is worth taking a...
January 25, 2012 | 02:54 pm
President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address Tuesday night called on Congress to require the highest earners to pay at least 30% of their income in taxes.
January 24, 2012 | 10:09 pm
Wincing from the slings and arrows thrown by candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, the private equity industry — in the guise of the Private Equity Growth Capital Council...
January 23, 2012
Excerpt from Standard & Poor's report “United States of America Long-Term Rating Lowered To "AA+' On Political Risks And Rising Debt Burden; Outlook Negative.” Nikola G. Swann of the S&P...
August 22, 2011
New York state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, the sole trustee for the $124.8 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, appeared to defeat Republican challenger Harry J. Wilson.
November 03, 2010 | 12:21 pm
If history is any indication, Wall Street is likely to rally following the Nov. 2 midterm elections.
November 01, 2010
The midterm election might be bad news for Democrats, but their pain could result in a gain for the retirement industry.
November 01, 2010
The battle for New York state comptroller is shaping up as the biggest pension-related race in the Nov. 2 election, with the winner becoming sole trustee of a $124.8 billion pension fund that's been...