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Jul 24, 2015

Clinton emails contained classified material – U.S. inspector

NEW YORK, July 24 (Reuters) – At least four emails from the
private email account that former U.S. Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton used while in office contained classified
information, according to a government inspector’s letter that
deepened the email controversy dogging Clinton’s 2016
presidential campaign.

The inspector general of the intelligence community wrote in
a letter to members of Congress on Thursday that a sampling of
40 of 30,000 Clinton emails found at least four that should have
been classified as secret.

Jul 24, 2015

Clinton proposes tax, buyback changes to encourage long-term growth

NEW YORK, July 24 (Reuters) – Democratic presidential
candidate Hillary Clinton proposed U.S. corporate tax reforms on
Friday including a sliding scale for capital gains taxes and
changes in executive compensation to encourage long-term growth
to benefit American workers.

Clinton, in a speech in New York, said institutional
investors have an obligation to counter “hit and run” activist
shareholders. She also said the U.S. government needs to “stop
pouring subsidies into industries that are already thriving”
like the oil industry.

Jul 24, 2015

U.S. Justice Department weighs request to probe Clinton emails

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it is weighing a request by two government inspectors to look into the possible mishandling of classified information in Hillary Clinton’s private email account from when she was secretary of state.

The department said it “has received a referral related to the potential compromise of classified information.”

Jul 24, 2015

U.S. Justice Dept asked to probe Hillary Clinton’s email use – NYT

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is weighing a request by two government inspectors general to open a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account for her work as secretary of state, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

The inspectors general, who were not clearly identified in the Times’s report, have asked the Justice Department to decide whether Clinton, the leading Democratic contender for the 2016 presidential election, mishandled classified information while she was the nation’s most senior diplomat.

Jul 24, 2015

Justice Department asked to probe Hillary Clinton’s email use: NYT

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is weighing a request by two government inspectors general to open a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account for her work as secretary of state, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

The inspectors general, who were not clearly identified in the Times’s report, have asked the Justice Department to decide whether Clinton, the leading Democratic contender for the 2016 presidential election, mishandled classified information while she was the nation’s most senior diplomat.

Jul 24, 2015

Hillary Clinton to call for more transparency in stock buybacks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will criticize the surge in public companies using profits to buy back stocks in a speech she is due to give on Friday, her campaign said, arguing the practice comes at the expense of long-term investment.

Clinton, the favorite to win the Democratic Party’s nomination for the November 2016 election, will use her speech in New York City to decry what she calls “quarterly capitalism”, according to her campaign.

Jul 20, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

Clinton talks tax

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Hillary Clinton has a plan to foster longterm growth by overhauling capital gains taxes and taxing some short-term investments at higher rates.  Details of the plan have yet to be finalized, but her proposal would raise the maximum tax rate on capital gains made on assets held at least a year but no more than perhaps two or three years, currently 23.8 percent, to at least the 28 percent proposed by President Barack Obama.

Read Jonathan Allen’s full report here.

Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally in New York. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

 

 

Jul 20, 2015

Clinton’s capital gains tax plan to urge focus on long-term growth

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Presidential contender Hillary Clinton’s proposed plan to overhaul capital gains taxes aims to foster long-term growth by taxing some short-term investments at higher rates, an aide for her campaign said on Monday.

Although details of the plan have yet to be finalized, it would create a sliding rate scale based on the length of an investment, rather than treating all assets held over a year as “long term”, an aide with the Democratic candidate’s campaign said.

Jul 16, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

Solved? The mystery of a Clinton video.

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Who filmed Hillary Clinton’s campaign launch video?  The candidate’s financial disclosures to the Federal Election Commission may have solved  this odd disagreement between the candidate’s campaign staff and the “everyday Americans” who starred in the video.

Hillary Clinton at her campaign kick-off rally in New York, June 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Jul 13, 2015

Clinton ups rhetoric against Wall Street, vows tight oversight

NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) – Stepping up her rhetoric
against Wall Street, U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
vowed on Monday to tighten oversight of the financial industry
and warned of serious risks emerging in the “shadow banking”
industry.

In her first major economic speech of the 2016 election
campaign, Clinton bashed financial institutions in unexpectedly
detailed terms as she pledged to cut the income gap and spur
wage growth for ordinary Americans.