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Obama has the power to raise debt limit?

Obama has the power to raise debt limit?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Will Congress violate the Constitution if it fails to increase the U.S. debt limit in a few months, and does President Obama have the power under the 14th Amendment to raise the debt limit on his own? Yes. No. Maybe. Wait a minute, we're confused.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

Federal bailout decided in late August

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Hope the Bush administration could avoid intervening with the two largest U.S. mortgage firms ended Aug. 26, officials said.

Red tape pushing firms from U.S. markets

NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) -- Strict U.S. securities laws put in place after the 2002 Enron Corp. scandal are prompting some companies to avoid U.S. markets, a report said Monday. Initial public offerings in 2006 on the London Stock Exchange and London's Alternative Investment Market

Experts ponder SEC chair's fate

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Experts were speculating Monday whether President Bush would replace Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William Donaldson.

The Bear's Lair: Conflicted Capitalism

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- According to Peter Wallison of the American Enterprise Institute, traders regard Fannie Mae (NYSE-FNM) stock as the best pure bet on the election, sure to benef
MARTIN HUTCHINSON

Fannie Mae trouble adds to critics' fears

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- New questions about Fannie Mae has given more ammunition to powerful critics of the U.S. mortgage finance company and its sister firm, Freddie Mac.

Sarbanes-Oxley's compliance conundrum

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- It's been nearly two years since passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, aimed at mitigating investor fears after the Enron and WorldCom corporate collapses. While t
DAR HADDIX, UPI Business Correspondent

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Analysts say new accounting act inadequate

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- New federal laws intended to improve accounting practices at publicly financed companies are a misguided response to the outbreak of scandals in American corpor
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Think Tanks Correspondent

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Analysis: The price of owning a home

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The housing market seems to be as hot as ever at first blush, despite growing concerns amongst investors alike that the real estate bubble could burst soon. But while mortgage rates are at their lowest levels in decades, lower rates are not necessarily he
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

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