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New Global Bank Rules Designed To Prevent Future Crises

AP | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

BERLIN (AP) — International banking regulators agreed Sunday on global rules meant to ensure banks keep enough cash in hand to survive future market...

The Case for Moving Your Money

Don McNay | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I want to send Wall Street a wake-up call, as they don't seem to be getting it. The best way is with my dollars. My resources don't add up to what a chairman of a Wall Street bank gets in an annual bonus, but keeping those dollars away is a start.

'13 Bankers': How Big Are The Biggest Banks? If Derivatives Aren't Counted We Won't Know

James Kwak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James Kwak

We need to have a more accurate grip on just how big our largest financial institutions already are, in order to show how much damage could be caused to the financial system in a crisis.

Restricting Bank Funding for Hedge Funds: Paul Volcker Does Not Go Far Enough

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

While Alan Greenspan has been busy denying any blame or foresight into the financial crisis, Paul Volcker has been working to dissociate the speculative risks of hedge funds from banking. But "The Volcker Rule," does not go far enough.

FDIC, Reluctant Landlord, Owns $1.8 Billion In Real Estate

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sheila Bair, de facto real estate magnate? As the mortgage market imploded over the past few years, the head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corpor...

The Choice for the G-20

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

The hype around the stock bubble will most likely weaken any resolve to deal with the huge challenges posed by an out-of-control finance sector and a failing global economy.

Sam Stein

Geithner Bank Plan Faces New Wave Of Criticism | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two weeks after being introduced, Timothy Geithner's bank rescue plan is facing a new round of withering criticism from economists who say the proposa...

Treasury To Offer Details On Toxic-Asset Plan In Coming Week

Reuters | Glenn Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Treasury will offer more details in the coming week about how proposed public-private partnerships to take bad assets off banks' books will work, ...

Cost Of Shoring Up Banks May Reach $4 Trillion

Reuters | Emily Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The cost of restoring confidence in U.S. financial firms may reach $4 trillion if President Barack Obama moves ahead with a "bad bank" that buys up so...