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Money whisperer. Analyzing Wall St and business since 1999. Editor of US finance and economics for @GuardianUS. Alum of @WSJ. Fan of animal GIFs. Hi.

New York Fed chief gets grilled at Senate hearing on oversight failures

theguardian.com — A Senate hearing on the Federal Reserve's oversight of banks turned into a roast of New York Federal Reserve president William Dudley, who tried to fend off complaints from several angry senators and counted not one supporter on his side.

US economy is improving after Ebola worries, Federal Reserve suggests

theguardian.com — A weak housing market weighed on the US economy, while the fear of Ebola put some brief pressure on the stock markets, according to the newly released minutes of the last Federal Reserve meeting in October.

Pimco paid $1.5bn bonus pool to executives, according to disputed report

theguardian.com — The former Pimco star fund manager Bill Gross earned $290m last year, while the firm's other 59 managing directors split a bonus pool of $1.2bn among them, according to a disputed news report. Bloomberg columnist Barry Ritholtz reported the numbers, which he wrote were " based on news reports, public records and new data ".

US unemployment rate falls to lowest level since 2008

theguardian.com — The US unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since 2008 on Friday, in a move hailed as a sign of progress by economists despite 9 million people remaining out of work. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said that the unemployment rate fell to 5.8%, as employers added 214,000 jobs in October.

The Final Gainful Rule: What Will Holding Firm on Debt-to-Earnings Mean for Dropouts?

edcentral.org — Note: This post contains first impressions of the rule. For more straightforward analysis of what's new and what's different, go here. Career education programs are going to have to care a great deal about the debt and earnings of their graduates if they want to stay in the federal student aid programs. But what that will mean for noncompletion and churn as institutions work to meet those targets is not totally clear.

What's different, what's new in final gainful employment rule

edcentral.org — The Department of Education finally released its final gainful employment rule this morning. This is a high-profile attempt to address concerns about the quality of career education programs, particularly those offered by private, for-profit institutions.

The Fed has quietly ended its stimulus. Now the hard work really begins

theguardian.com — The largest financial stimulus program in the history of the United States has ended. Now the really interesting chapter of the American economy begins. On Wednesday afternoon, the Federal Reserve announced it would stop its sprawling six-year-old stimulus program, known as quantitative easing.

Tracing School Funding Inequities All the Way Down to the School

edcentral.org — Almost every education policy debate serves as a partial proxy for something else. Debates about expanding pre-K access are often really about disagreements regarding the scope of the federal government and/or money. Debates about school choice are often about protecting the real estate-based privileges of neighborhood school boundaries or efforts to blur church-state boundaries.

Student Loan Defaults Aren’t Who You Think They Are

edcentral.org — More than 60 percent of college graduates borrow to pay for their four-year degrees, and on average, the debt totals more than $29,000 by the time graduation day rolls around. But despite higher debt levels and the growing ranks of indebted college graduates, very few recent graduates with four-year degrees default on their student loans.

Restore Ability to Benefit Program with Limits to Prevent Abuses

edcentral.org — As Inside Higher Ed reported yesterday, lawmakers from both political parties are pushing for the restoration of a program that allows college-ready students who haven't earned a high school diploma or GED to receive federal financial aid funds to pay for college. That's good news.
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Nov 27, 2014

RT @stevelevine: Holy smokes. Brent down 41% now since June. WTI plunges below another threshold, in the $60s.

Nov 27, 2014

Good advice! Particularly on meddlers + blatherers RT @Inc: 6 types of office troublemakers and how to manage them trib.al/Fgo5OnU

Nov 27, 2014

RT @WSJ: Breaking: OPEC keeps oil production target unchanged at 30 million barrels a day, says Kuwait oil minister on.wsj.com/1tveZNM

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