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To Whom Does the U.S. Government Owe Money?

Sunday, April 27th, 2014 Leave a comment

On Tax Day 2014, the U.S. federal government owed its lenders over $17.577 trillion. Here is a breakdown of the U.S’s biggest creditors:

 

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Source: Political Calculations

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2013 Compensation for Big-Bank CEOs

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 Leave a comment

In light of the recent fact that Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sach’s chairman and CEO, received $23 million in salary and bonus for his 2013 performance (his largest pay package in six years), let’s take a look at what other big-bank CEOs were paid in 2013:

 

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As you can see, Mr. Blankfein’s compensation exceeded what his counterparts at the five other giant U.S. banks earned. It should be noted, though, that Goldman’s returns remained ahead of its peers as well.

 

Source: Goldman’s Blankfein Awarded $23 Million for Work in 2013 (WSJ)

Bitcoin’s Wild Ride

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 Leave a comment

The value of a bitcoin has tumbled about 60% from its peak in December 2013.

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Source: WSJ

Moneybeat’s Quarterly Quota (1Q 2014)

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 Leave a comment

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Source: WSJ (Moneybeat)