Among the leading moderate Democratic candidates, Joe Biden has drawn criticism from progressives for supporting, when he was a U.S. senator from Delaware, a bill backed by the banking industry and signed into law that made it tougher for people to obtain bankruptcy protection. Biden, however, later established some pro-consumer credentials as vice president when he chaired the Middle Class Task Force under President Barack Obama and supported major financial reform legislation, such as the Dodd-Frank Act, which created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Last September the Washington Post reported that Biden's advisers are weighing the financial transactions tax – a key element in progressive platforms to impose a fee on stock trades. … [Read more...] about Candidates Biden, Buttigieg, Bloomberg and Klobuchar Say They Want to Rein In Wall Street. Do They Mean It?
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“We have a real witches’ brew of animalia there being exposed to each other in a pretty good environment for a number of different pathogens,” he said. “They become mixing bowls there, much like how we see the development of new influenza viruses coming out of the mixing of wild birds and poultry and swine.” A virus that can repeatedly cross between animal species, he added, “is what leads to the potential for something new, like this coronavirus popping out at us.” … [Read more...] about Zombie Viruses and ‘Super-Shedders’: Coronavirus Is Just the Start
“But Margaret Court does not belong in that company or category. Nobody disputes her achievements on the tennis court, and her place in the sport’s history remains as distinguished as it gets. Nobody wants to take away or diminish her career, least of all me. Margaret, Billie Jean and Rod were my childhood heroes. I wanted to be like them. … [Read more...] about Tennis Australia respond following John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova’s on-court protest
The former Rhode Island senator surprised many when he formed a presidential exploratory committee last spring and raised eyebrows when he called for the U.S. to switch to the metric system during a formal campaign kickoff in Virginia last June. His poll numbers were so low that comedian Conan O'Brien came up with a song for Chafee's longshot bid and encouraged viewers to boost his poll numbers from 0 percent to 1 percent because "it seems like the nice thing to do." … [Read more...] about Chafee withdraws from Democratic 2016 race
Gross NPAs were up 11% quarter-on-quarter. What led to this increase? Can you share some asset quality trends that you are expecting in Q4? Do you see rural cash flow and collections this quarter?The rural cash flows have been good. The sentiments at the consumer levels have been good. While they do not want to add assets. We definitely see that they want to discharge liability. Our collection efficiencies have been good. So far as the increase in the NPAs are concerned, as I have been repeatedly saying, it is largely due to the HCV segment. They are going through difficult times at this stage, given the load factor and the supply side being heavier than the demand side.All put together, surely, that would get corrected as the economy opens up and we would see reversal. As far as going forward is concerned, normally the third and fourth quarter for rural is always good from a cash flow perspective. With the extended monsoon in this season, the cash flows have got a little delayed and … [Read more...] about Expect a lot of growth by next festival season: Ramesh Iyer, Mahindra Finance