Congress takes up legislation next week to give shareholders of public companies more say on executive compensation.
Lawmakers have a lot on their plates, plus they're still smarting from earlier bailouts.
The administration's plan includes enabling shareholders to act as checks on top executives' compensation and appointing a pay czar for bailed-out firms.
But US automakers did better than expected while Japanese brands did worse.
The Monitor's language columnist muses on a new phrase from the world of finance: macroprudential oversight.
They defeat a resolution to investigate the Speaker and insist that the CIA is not above criticism.
Backers of the legislation, which passed Thursday, say it will prevent any future wave of foreclosures like the one that has engulfed the US housing market.
The House and Senate both approved budget resolutions of about $3.5 trillion, backing key Obama priorities such as green energy and healthcare reform.
Members of both parties are mad at the insurance giant. But big questions remain over what they can do about it.