Tag Archives: Gains

Goldman’s Gains in Trading Raise a Familiar Dilemma: DealBook Briefing

Goldman’s results got a significant fillip from trading, a business the bank must do well in, but not so well that investors think it is too dependent on it. Read more detail on Recent Business Law posts –

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Getting “Real” with Capital Gains Taxes by Adjusting for Inflation

Key Findings Inflation-related gains on the sale of assets are not a real increase in wealth. Indexing the purchase price (tax basis) for inflation would provide savers some relief for this type of tax on fictitious income. Failure to index … Continue reading

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Legal sector gains 600 jobs in November

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting some modestly good news for November – the legal sector expanded by 600 jobs. Though BLS initially reported a net loss of 1,100 jobs for the preceding month of October, this new report… … Continue reading

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Effort to Repeal DOMA in Congress Gains Bipartisan Support

Early on Friday morning, it was announced that the legislative effort in Congress to repeal the discriminatory and unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is now a bipartisan affair. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) became the first Republican cosponsor of the … Continue reading

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Slight Gains End a Short Trading Week (New York Times)

Wall Street ended a holiday-shortened week with a quiet advance yesterday as investors awaited the release of March employment figures. For the week, the major indexes showed gains each day and returned to positive territory for the year. Read more … Continue reading

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