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Derivatives Bill

Zach Carter

Wall Street Deregulation Roars Back On Capitol Hill | Zach Carter | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan cadre of House lawmakers will move on legislation to deregulate Wall Street derivatives Wednesday, less than a week after S...

Comparing Goldman Sachs to a Casino Is an Insult to Casinos

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Running a gambling casino is actually a pretty simple, straightforward and honest business. You're closely regulated by the state gambling commission. But if you're Goldman Sachs, you can load the dice.

Ryan Grim

Lincoln Bill Passes With Republican Support | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Tough regulation of derivatives moved through Blanche Lincoln's Agriculture Committee with the surprising support of Republican Charles Grassley (R-Io...

Financial Reform: Why The Bill May Actually Be Getting STRONGER | Noam Scheiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The reason the recent developments are so remarkable is that all reforms tend to weaken as they get closer to passage, as legislators hash out comprom...

Derivatives Lobby Hooks Up With New Dems To Water Down Reform Bill

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bloomberg News reports Friday morning that the derivatives lobby has put a bug in the ear of the New Democrat Coalition. JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sach...

Shahien Nasiripour

Derivatives Bill Amended To Let Big Banks Keep Some Contracts Secret | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The House Agriculture Committee approved legislation Wednesday beefing up regulation of the kind of opaque derivatives many blame for causing the fina...

My Congressman Sold Out To Wall Street

Cate Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cate Long

The fight goes on in Washington to write new laws which creates a stable and transparent financial system. Wall Street and its influence is everywhere, even in guiding the actions of our congressman.

Major Loopholes In Derivatives Bill (For Now)

Newsweek | Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thanks to weeks of intense pressure from Wall Street banks and their customers in corporate America, the bill that was approved on Thursday by Rep. Ba...

Red Light Swaps

Cate Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cate Long

Recently several Republican representatives, including Scott Garrett, have questioned whether derivatives helped create the financial crisis. Did derivatives cause the financial crisis? You bet.