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Zach Carter

House Passes Bill To Aid Koch Brothers, Deregulate Wall Street | Zach Carter | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a financial deregulation package that would benefit the Koch brothers and the nation...

Corporate Accountability -- Beyond the Corporate Checkbook

Harlan Loeb | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Harlan Loeb

The few companies with robust capacities for leveraging their reputational strategy share a common DNA. Every decision is made through a prism and reflects the concerns of the stakeholders who provide it with its sustenance and success.

Zach Carter

Dem On New Derivative Rules: 'This Could Come Back And Haunt You' | Zach Carter | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House Committee approved six new bills to deregulate Wall Street derivatives on Wednesday, advancing legislation that would expand tax...

D.M. Levine

'I Thought This Could Never Happen Again' | D.M. Levine | Posted 07.12.2012 | Business

When commodities brokerage firm MF Global collapsed last October, losing $1.6 billion in customer funds in the process, Christopher Dickerson was sure...

Regulaor: 'Corzine Rule' Will Start 'Restoring Public Confidence'

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2012 | Business

CHICAGO, May 29 (Reuters) - Futures brokers would need to get approval from a top executive before making big withdrawals from customer accounts und...

The Remarkable Political Stupidity of the Street

Robert Reich | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Wall Street is its own worst enemy. It should have welcomed new financial regulation as a means of restoring public trust. Instead, it's busily shredding new regulations and making the public more distrustful than ever.

As Zuccotti Park Is Cleared, Congress Moves to Gut Financial Reform

Mary Bottari | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business
Mary Bottari

As the House GOP drinks the Kool-Aid, Occupy Wall Street is winning its court fight this morning and regrouping. The Occupy Movement cannot be stopped. The question today is, can Congress?

Critical Imbalances in Our Stock Market

Ted Kaufman | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business
Ted Kaufman

The only way to restore confidence in our markets is to reinstitute time-tested rules on short selling and make certain that the new market structures and trading mechanisms are understood and properly regulated.

WATCH Ex-SEC Chairman: Financial Reform Bill 'An Irrational Mess'

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Congress "ducked" on financial regulation, neglecting to solve the problems that caused the financial crisis, former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt said. ...

Arthur Levitt Q&A On Financial Reform: "Changes Are At The Margins"

ProPublica | Karen Weise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After a 20-hour, all-night session, Senate and House negotiators agreed last Friday on a compromise financial reform bill meant to prevent future econ...

How to Corner the Gold Market (Extra Edition)

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

First, let your greed overcome all regard for the stability of the global market, and overcome your aversion to illegal activities. Then say away from people like me, because I'd like to see you thrown in jail.

Barney Frank Says He Will Reconsider Derivatives Rules, Acknowledges 'There May Be A Problem' | Michael Kranish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- House Financial Services Committee chairman Barney Frank, under fire from some fellow Democrats and consumer groups for carving out what...

Top Derivatives Regulator: "We Haven't Filled The Gaps"

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess and Lagan Sebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gary Gensler, the top regulator of the commodities markets, sees the U.S. financial system still "vulnerable" to the murky world of privately negotiat...

CFTC Gets Derivatives Advice From Industry Insiders

HuffPost Investigative Fund | Keith Epstein And Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Like many federal agencies contemplating reform these days, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission is hearing a lot from the industry it regulates...

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...

Commodities Futures Trading Commission To Investigate Who's Driving Up Oil Prices

MarketWatch | Laura Mandaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- The Commodities Futures Trading Commission said Tuesday that it is establishing a task force to study the role of specu...