- Lawsky to step up assault on Wall Street’s corporate wrongdoing – Benjamin Lawsky, New York’s aggressive banking regulator who is campaigning to clean up Wall Street, is turning his sights on the individuals as well as the institutions who squeeze struggling homeowners or help banks violate US sanctions. ‘Corporations are a legal fiction.
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Another entrant in what is becoming one of the major news items of the year – competitors complaining about the ABC. Here’s the Bolt Report’s Twitter summary of its own media watch segment.
With the British corporate bookmakers now dominating the trade in Australia would-be customers should note this story from Britain’s Observer showing that it is not just bankers who can clip a client’s deposit account:
Tidal flooding in the Marshall Islands this week – the third time this year for the capital of Majuro atoll – rated a brief mention on the overseas services of Australia’s ABC but was ignored by local mainstream media.
After last September’s federal election it was possible to think that the Green vote in Tasmania was about to sink away. The party’s Senate share fell to 11.1%, down from the 20.3% recorded in 2010 and its lowest this century. Perhaps the state election would see the Greens reduced to a meagre rump.
- France backs warship deal but not Paralympics – “Despite France’s anger over Russia’s stance towards the Crimea the country’s president François Hollande said a controversial sale of two state-of-the art warships by France to Russia was still on course. But the French government will boycott the Winter Paralympics in Sochi.”