Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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One of the top cops on Wall Street isn't a federal official, he's Eric Schneiderman, the attorney general for the state of New York. Right now, he's got his eyes on the big credit rating agencies and the role they played in the financial crisis. And a computer security firm is releasing a report today that links cyber attacks in the U.S. to hackers inside a Chinese military group. The Chinese government is denying the allegations which come from a company called Mandiant.
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Posted In: office depot, Mergers and Acquisitions, Retail, big box
While many market analysts have been touting the recent spate of mergers and acquisitions as a sign of business confidence, the trend might be more out of necessity.
Posted In: budget deficit, sequester
Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles -- the bipartisan pair that brought us a multi-trillion-dollar deficit reduction plan that was never enacted -- are out today with a new plan.
Posted In: China, Tech, Financial Times, huawei
In a case with possible national security implications for the U.S., an American electronics engineer was found hanged in Singapore last year.
Posted In: cybersecurity, China, hacking
The American computer security firm Mandiant is releasing a report today that claims cyber attacks in the U.S. are linked to hackers inside a Chinese military group.
Posted In: New York, Eric Schneiderman, credit agencies, S&P
Eric Schneiderman, the attorney general for the State of New York, says not enough has changed on Wall Street since the period before 2008.