SEC Proposes Ban on Magnetar-Like Deals

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SEC Proposes Ban on Magnetar-Like Deals

by Lois Beckett | @loisbeckett

The SEC moves to ban the questionable Wall St. deals that, as we detailed, helped fuel the financial crisis.

More coverage: The Wall Street Money Machine

Our Sputtering Economy by the Numbers: Poverty Edition

by Braden Goyette | @bcgoyette

A snapshot of how Americans are faring economically over two years after the recession.

Related: The Latest on Our Sputtering Economy, by the Numbers

Key Context on Obama’s Vague Proposed Millionaires’ Tax

by Lois Beckett and Marian Wang

We run through what’s actually known about the so-called ‘Buffett Tax,’ the impact it might have on the deficit and the history behind it all.

Related: Check Out President Obama and VP Biden’s 2010 Tax Returns