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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...

Sam Stein

Shelby On Reg Reform Deal: 'We're Getting Down To Words And Phrases' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said on Tuesday that negotiations between Republicans and Democrats over financial reform legislation have progressed ...

Arthur Delaney

K Street Carve-Outs: Financial Industry Lobbyists Find Gaps In Dodd Bill | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Financial services industry lobbyists are combing Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd's Wall Street reform bill for loopholes through which t...

Mitch McConnell Gets it Wrong

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

When Mitch McConnell has to misquote me to find evidence he's telling the truth, he is desperate. No, Senator, I never said Dodd's finance reform bill contains a bailout fund.

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Reform Flies Through Committee, Headed For Floor Fight | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Senate Banking Committee, after months of negotiations, finally came to bipartisan agreement on Monday evening, but it wasn't over the contents of...

The Few: Sensible Republican Senators on Financial Reform

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

If Senator McConnell brings 40 Senators with him, they will defeat the Dodd bill -- and then smash themselves into the rocks of November 2010 as the "too big to fail" party.

Senator McConnell Is Wrong, Senator Kaufman Is Right. Any Questions?

Baseline Scenario | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Senator Mitch McConnell continues to insist that the Dodd bill creates permanent bailouts -- and that it would be definitely better to do nothing. Ap...

Obama Administration To Big Bank Chiefs: Stop Lobbying Against Financial Reform

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The White House is putting the full-court press on the financial industry to get it to stop resisting financial reform efforts that are making their w...

The Republican Strategy on Financial Reform: Make Democrats Look Like Patsies for Wall Street

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Republicans figure the public's attention span is so short they won't remember that it was the GOP who bailed out Wall Street. And they hope financial reform is too complex for voters to understand.

Stiglitz On Senate Financial Reform Bill: 'Too Little' Protection

Politico | Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Our regulatory system failed partly because we had regulators who didn't believe in regulation. Unless we "hard-wire" stronger regulations into our sy...

Shahien Nasiripour

ANOTHER Fed Official Says Senate Bill Doesn't End 'Too Big To Fail' | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Senate financial reform bill serving as the base text for Congressional negotiations doesn't end the perception that the nation's largest financia...

Shahien Nasiripour

Regional Fed Chiefs Lining Up To Support Tough Derivatives Provision, Obama Admin. Still Opposed | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Another top Federal Reserve official offered his support this week to a Senate provision that would force megabanks to spin off their lucrative and ri...

Ryan Grim

Swipe Fee Amendment Hated By Credit Cards Will Remain In Wall Street Bill, Says Dodd | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A provision despised by credit card companies will remain in the final Wall Street reform bill that emerges from conference committee negotiations, Se...

Financial Reform Needs to Protect Investors

Joe Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joe Keefe

Sen. Dodd's proposed financial reform bill creates a consumer protection watchdog, a financial oversight council to monitor systemic risk and a new office to oversee credit rating agencies.

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Takes On Washington

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan, has decided that battling financial regulation is now one of his prime responsibilities. That, at least, is the pict...

Dodd's Bill Is an Angel Killer

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Tumlinson

The Dodd bill will choke off innovation and wealth creation at exactly the same time the president is trying to kick start it by smothering the vitality of what needs to be a dynamic and open area of creativity.

SEC Chair Schapiro: Swaps | Mary L. Schapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While legislation pending in the Senate would bring a host of vital improvements, important gaps in regulation still need to be closed. One such gap ...

Corker: I Can't Support Financial Reform Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's never as easy as it seems. Ever since the Senate Banking Committee passed Chris Dodd's (D-Conn.) financial regulatory reform bill last week, mom...

Senate Banking Committee Slaps 'Giant Wall Street Banks,' Argues That Reform Helps Community Banks

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration and its congressional allies seem to be getting more aggressive in the push to pass financial regulatory reform. Last Wednesd...

Dodd Reform Bill May tartups Get Hit By Shrapnel In The Banking Bill | Fred Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What does a bill attempting to regulate the banking industry have to do with startups? Well unfortunately, it contains two provisions that are quite p...

Wall Street 'Popping Champagne' Over Watered-Down Financial Reform Bill (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"Maybe this is not going to be so bad." That's the way the New York Times's heralded financial scribe Andrew Ross Sorkin put it when describing the st...

Ratigan: Dodd's Financial Reform Bill Doesn't Go Far Enough (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dylan Ratigan ridiculed the Senate's financial reform bill Thursday and argued that it wasn't enough to protect the country from another financial col...

The Ruse of Too Big to Fail

Sam Zamarripa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sam Zamarripa

Yes, systemic risks exist and interconnectivity extends risk into the fabric of our lives and businesses, but how did that risk get transferred to the federal government, then to you and me?

Ryan Grim

Senate Dems Will Fight For Volcker Rule In Conference Negotiations: Merkley | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate approved its Wall Street reform package on Thursday night without including a critical amendment, cosponsored by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore....

Why the Finance Bill Won't Save Us

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

The White House has jettisoned all measures in the finance bill that would change the industry's structure -- opting instead for more regulations. But regulations don't work if it's the underlying structure that got us into trouble in the first place.