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Entries by Zach Carter from 03/2012

Scott O'Malia, Commodity Futures Commissioner, Seeks To Upend Wall Street Reform (Updated)

Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a signal that partisan squabbling in the nation's capital may be reaching new levels of rancor, a key Republican regulator is pursuin...

Swipe Fee Fallout Has Small Banks Relishing Rare Advantage Over Wall Street

Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

Last year's wild legislative melee over debit card swipe fees featured a curious contradiction: Although big Wall Street banks stood to lose the most ...

Corporate CEOs Embrace Tax Hike Plans Rejected By Paul Ryan

Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A powerful coalition of corporate executives on Wednesday praised a deficit reduction plan that has long been maligned by GOP leaders fo...

The Huffington Post Super Tuesday Video Stream, Featuring Seamus Romney [VIDEO]

Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

HuffPost ran a nearly six-hour live video stream covering the Republican Super Tuesday presidential primaries, and the results were . . . fun! Armed w...

Lynn Szymoniak, Foreclosure Activist, Says $18 Million Doesn't Make Up For Homeowners' Harms

Posted 03.20.2012 | Business

The last four years have not been easy for Lynn Szymoniak. Since early 2008, she has waged a seemingly endless series of legal battles against some of...

Oil Prices Spike Exacerbated By Wall Street Speculation, Federal Reserve Study Finds

Posted 03.20.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Two economists at the St. Louis Federal Reserve have published findings that indicate that Wall Street speculation is responsible for 15...

'We'll Fight This To The Death': The Vicious Capitol Hill Battle Between Banks and Credit Unions

Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In early February, Alabama Republican Spencer Bachus called for a meeting between two of the most quietly influential interest groups in...

Sen. Jim DeMint's Republican Power Play Snags Boeing

Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Tuesday led a conservative Senate bloc opposing a government loan program on the grounds that it functioned ...