The Federal Reserve's general counsel, Scott Alvarez, will retire this year after a 36-year career at the central bank including more than 12 years as head of the Legal Division. the Fed said Wednesday.
"We're on record as stating how unproductive, foolish and dangerous the recent liberal protests have been, and that’s before you even bring the hypocrisy factor into play. But a liberal protest against Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)? That is taking hypocrisy and idiocy to a whole ‘nother level."
House Republicans abruptly voted on Monday night to eliminate the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics, the chamber’s nonpartisan ethics board which investigates lawmakers' alleged misconduct, largely stripping it of its power.
"Having worked since 1995 as a first-responder to cyber-attacks, including serving 11 years as Chief of the SEC's Office of Internet Enforcement, I whole-heartedly agree with President-elect Trump. His skepticism is not only appropriate and warranted - it's spot-on."
Former Blackrock star portfolio manager Mark Lyttleton, 45, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to an "elaborate web of insider trading, using offshore companies, unregistered mobile phones and cash payments."
Ruling in its first insider-trading case in two decades, the justices unanimously said that people can be sent to prison for making trades even when the insider who provided the tip wasn’t trying to make money. The court said it’s enough if the insider gave the information as a gift.
Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker Steven Mnuchin has been recommended by Donald Trump’s transition team to serve as Treasury secretary, according Bloomberg, and the choice is awaiting the president-elect’s final decision.