New push for Mideast peace as John Kerry heads back
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evoking the U.S. shuttle diplomacy of decades past, Secretary of State John Kerry is making his third trip to the Middle East in a span of just two weeks in a fresh bid to restart long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
President Obama says there is 'No conflict' between respecting gun rights, enacting gun controls
President Barack Obama on Wednesday will insist "there's no conflict" between respecting gun rights and enacting new gun controls as he tries to use the power of his office to prompt a reluctant Congress to take action in the wake of the Newtown shootings.Obama flew to Colorado to advocate for a Senate bill requiring background checks for every gun buyer; a new law in the Centennial State requires...
Corruption at Hedge Funds Even More Rampant Than You Think, Study Shows
If a new report about hedge fund corruption is to be believed, the industry is overrun with unethical and illegal activity. Some 46% of people at hedge funds believe their competitors break the law or act unethically and 30% say they've seen wrongdoing themselves. Less than a week after F.B.I. agents handcuffed SAC Capital portfolio manager Michael Steinberg and escorted him from his Park Avenue apartment, the report, released yesterday, says that more than a third of hedge fund professionals believe they have to break the rules to get ahead.