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Will The U.S. Dollar Reign Supreme In 2012? Will The U.S. Dollar Reign Supreme In 2012?

The following is an excerpt from Agustino Fontevecchia | January 9, 2012 | Forbes.com | The greenback is set for a comeback in 2012 as the U.S. dollar index reaches its highest point in over a year. Fund managers, foreign central banks, and sovereign wealth funds have reversed their portfolio rebalancing in the face of stronger U.S. equities and a recovering economy vis-à-vis Europe, fueling a rally in the U.S. dollar. Many arguments have been used to explain dollar weakness, from ... Read More

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Obama Burdens the Banks Obama Burdens the Banks

Excerpt from Ike Brannon and Sam Batkins | To be featured January 23, 2012 | Weeklystandard.com | The costliest regulation you’ve never heard of. There are a number of pricey regulations that have received attention of late: net neutrality, new ozone standards, countless regulations stemming from the passage of the Dodd-Frank bill. These rules typically garner a mention in the Wall Street Journal, a formal Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) review, and, in some cases, a lengthy Regulatory Impact Analysis. However, ... Read More

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Obama Will Push Congress To Revisit $1.2T In Cuts Obama Will Push Congress To Revisit $1.2T In Cuts

The following is an excerpt from The Associated Press | January 20, 2012 | cbsnews.com | (AP) WASHINGTON -- In its budget submission next month, the Obama administration will urge lawmakers to revisit the failed attempt by a congressional supercommittee to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion, the White House says. The proposal runs counter to the common wisdom in Washington that any major deficit reduction effort is unlikely in a presidential election year. Instead, lawmakers are focusing on a ... Read More

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Obama Outraises Republican Rivals In Two-Thirds of States Obama Outraises Republican Rivals In Two-Thirds of States

The following is an excerpt from Fredreka Schouten and Christopher Schnaars | February 15, 2012 | USA TODAY | WASHINGTON – President Obama has outraised the top Republican presidential fundraiser in two-thirds of the country, including battleground states such as Pennsylvania and North Carolina considered crucial to his re-election prospects, a USA TODAY analysis shows. In 19 states, Obama collected more than his four major GOP rivals combined. Obama's biggest support comes from California, where he collected $13.6 million from individuals last year, ... Read More

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