Focus on whistleblowers in Washington, as SEC, CFTC announce latest (un-named) reward recipients

You could almost hear the whistles of the whistleblowers blasting away in Washington this past week, as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) both announced (on the same day) their latest multi-million-dollar awards to un-named individuals who had come forward to quietly inform the authorities of regulatory violations they knew of that were being carried out on a significant scale.

SEC vote Wednesday is latest development in years-long ‘best interest’ saga

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expected on Wednesday to approve controversial legislation that is meant to set higher standards for “broker/dealers” – those selling retirement products, insurance and investment products to American consumers – as a years-long campaign by consumer advocates to boost advisory standards is formally acknowledged by the American securities regulator. 

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Uncle Sam wants YOU… to vote!

Uncle Sam wants YOU… to vote!

Many overseas Americans – even more, in percentage terms, than their homeland counterparts – don’t vote.  A common attitude among such expats is expressed by one thirtysomething New Yorker, who was...