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Wall St. Watchdog Too Broke To Do Any Watching (Thanks To Austerity)

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.01.2013 | Business

Austerity isn't just hurting the U.S. economy: It's also starving Wall Street's watchdogs. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has decided not...

Shahien Nasiripour

Wall Street Wins Again As Regulator Waters Down Trading Rule | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.16.2013 | Business

The U.S. regulator overseeing the derivatives market is set to retreat from an ambitious proposal that would have increased competition in the swaps ...

Eleazar David Melendez

Market Regulator Considers Watering Down Rules Meant To Prevent Another Collapse | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

The federal regulator overseeing trading in derivatives -- an opaque realm worth hundreds of trillions of dollars at the center of the global financia...

Marcus Baram

One Year After Dodd-Frank, More Rules Get Delayed Or Weakened | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business

One year after the passage of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul, key regulators keep delaying or watering down new rules and regulations. On Tuesd...

Speculators Drive Pain at the Gas Pump

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The standard reasons for the relentless oil price leap is war in Libya, unrest in the Middle East, political instability in Nigeria and Venezuela, and the perennial jitter that global oil supplies are fast running out. But these are all wrong.

A Systemic Risk Regulator and a Compensation Tsar? Larry Summers and Ben Bernanke Must Be Kidding

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Paul

With the announcement of record Wall Street bonus pools and rising credit card fees, it is time to sit back and see where we go from here.

Shahien Nasiripour

Derivatives Reform Weakened By Two Little-Noticed Amendments | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two little-noticed amendments inserted Wednesday into legislation seeking to strengthen regulation of derivatives will allow private industry to conti...

CFTC, Toothless Regulator Looks To Take A Bite Out Of Derivatives

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When President Obama unveiled his regulatory overhaul plan last week, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, dodged a bullet. Lacking...