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Entries by Shahien Nasiripour from 01/2014

Federal Reserve Asks Financial Industry Lobbyists For Personnel Recommendations

Posted 01.02.2014 | Politics

Financial industry lobbyists are among those being asked to suggest who should replace Sandra Braunstein, the retiring Federal Reserve official who ov...

Elizabeth Warren Teams With Arch Conservative On Bank Transparency Bill

Posted 01.08.2014 | Politics

A bipartisan pair of lawmakers are targeting federal regulators and the Department of Justice over their allegedly opaque settlements with companies a...

Wall Street May Win As Federal Reserve Prepares To Punt On Physical Commodities

Posted 01.13.2014 | Politics

Big banks are poised to reap a significant victory in their fight to maintain lucrative businesses hoarding, selling and trading physical commodities ...

Federal Reserve: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Is What Scares Us About Banks In Physical Commodities

Posted 01.14.2014 | Politics

The Federal Reserve took a potential step Tuesday to limit big banks’ activities in physical commodities, publicly outlining concerns with bank inve...

Sallie Mae Expects $70 Million Hit From Investigations Into Wrongdoing As Investors Flee

Posted 01.17.2014 | Politics

Sallie Mae, the nation's largest student loan company, said it expects to spend $70 million to deal with a torrent of government probes into its busin...

Why Obama's Education Department Is His (And College Students') Worst Enemy

Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

Young Americans look to a college education as the surest way to bridge the widening gap between the richest and the rest in this new 21st century Gil...

Sallie Mae Claims Borrowers' Thank-You Notes Exceed Complaints

Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

Sallie Mae, the nation's largest student loan company whose business practices are under investigation by at least three federal agencies, has told la...