Saturday, 23 May 2015
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Dec 11 2006 | 9:58am ET
Germany, whose vice chancellor famously tarred hedge funds as locusts, may be closer to winning some sort of international pest control.
The U.S. Treasury secretary, Hank Paulson, and British chancellor, Gordon Brown, are supporting German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück’s plan to seek tighter controls on hedge funds next year, when Germany holds the presidency of the Group of Eight industrial nations, the Handelsblatt newspaper reports. His deputy, Thomas Mirow, will be in Washington this week to hammer out details with Paulson.
“With the consent of the two most important finance countries, the probability rises that we will reach concrete decisions,” one person close to Steinbrück told Handelsblatt.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…