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Dodd-Frank at Five: Private Equity and the SEC

Eileen Appelbaum | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Eileen Appelbaum

The SEC has a straightforward mission to protect investors: It must make sure that companies selling securities to investors tell the truth about their businesses, the securities they sell, and the risks involved.

Fox News Hosts Have No Idea What Slut-Shaming Means

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.08.2015 | Media

Fox News host Kennedy Montgomery used an, um, interesting phrase to criticize a new rule in the 2010 Dodd-Frank law which could require companies to d...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Government Stays Open As Congress Advances Poison-Pill Spending Bill | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At least Democrats will have eggnog to wash down the poison pills they swallowed on Thursday as the House narrowly passed a government f...

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner Claims There's No 'Wall Street Giveaway' In Omnibus Bill | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) scrambled Thursday to defend a plan to subsidize risky Wall Street derivatives trading. The controve...

Michael McAuliff

Deal To Fund Government On Verge Of Collapse | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats and a handful of Republicans rebelled against the government funding bill Thursday, with a possible government shutdown loomin...

The Federal Government's Ongoing Struggle to Enforce Banking Reforms

Susie J. Pak | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Susie J. Pak

As the regulations created by Dodd-Frank are chipped away, many are asking why the federal government is unable to enforce banking reforms even after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Could a Patent Lawsuit Take Down the Bitcoin Exchanges Like MtGox?

Max Keiser | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business
Max Keiser

As bitcoin and the exchanges become more prevalent we'll see Wall Street and the central banks challenge the exchanges on intellectual property grounds.

Arbitraging Catastrophe: We're All in Danger -- And It Could Get a Lot Worse

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's a sign of our shadowy times that the latest regulatory "reform" bill hasn't been laughed out of Washington. Same goes for the latest bankers' complaint, this time about being asked to cover their own bets.

To Dodd-Frank: Adapt or Engender More JPM-like Losses

Matthew Schoenfeld | Posted 08.08.2012 | Business
Matthew Schoenfeld

Large losses are most often caused by unpredictable price movements that are impossible to predict using historical pricing data. Instead of attempting the impossible, regulators should utilize the information that they do have.

Hello Citizens United, Goodbye CFPB: Consequences of the Wisconsin Recall

Adam Levin | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

If the recall vote in Wisconsin is any hint of what is to come in the next few months, caveat emptor will be the catch phrase of the marketplace and government will go from being our protector to being a supplicant of the one tenth of one percent.

Sheila Bair as Vice President. Governor Romney, Are You Listening?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Romney is identified hand and fist with Wall Street's interests. Yet it is still early in the campaign. It would be a coup were his campaign to look to that singular personage in government who fought tooth and nail for the interests of everyday America.

Matt Taibbi: How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform

Rolling Stone | Posted 05.10.2012 | Business

Two years ago, when he signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, President Barack Obama bragged that he'd dealt a crushing...

How Greece Could Take Down Wall Street

Ellen Brown | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
Ellen Brown

A definitive Greek default is thought by some analysts to be quite likely, and to be coming soon.

The Volcker Rule and Wall Street's Pliant Media Plant

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

There he goes again. Wall Street is fighting tooth and nail to emasculate the Dodd-Frank Bill, focusing its artillery on the Volcker Rule, namely those sections calling for the elimination of proprietary trading by banking institutions.

Tim Geithner: 'No Credible Evidence' Dodd-Frank Act Hurting Economy

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

In many ways, it's too early to pass many judgments on Dodd-Frank. U.S. financial regulators said in a report released on Thursday that it is still...

Marcus Baram

Industry Pressure On Dodd-Frank Slows Progress On New Rules | Marcus Baram | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

It's been more than a year and a half since President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act into law, promising that the new financial regulations "d...

2011 -- The Year That Wasn't

Harlan Green | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

The bottom line is that many difficulties lie ahead, but it doesn't look like congressional gridlock can do much more to limit growth.

Corzine's Saga As Cautionary Tale of the Demise of Wall Street

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The core lesson of the Corzine imbroglio and his "Who me?" testimony before various congressional committees has not been instinctively overlooked, but certainly not emblazoned into our consciousness, as well it should be.

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.

Banks: Without More Leeway, Volcker Rule Will Force 'Fire Sales'

Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

U.S. banks want regulators to give them more time to liquidate investments in certain private equity funds under the Volcker rule, arguing that withou...

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?

Some Big Banks Decide Debit Fee Not Such A Good Idea

Jillian Berman and Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

Some big banks are beginning to decide that charging a debit card fee may lead to more trouble than it's worth. JPMorgan Chase has decided it isn'...

Volcker Rule So Complex Even Volcker Says He Doesn't Like It

The New York Times | James B. Stewart | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

When Paul Volcker called for new rules in 2009 to curb risk-taking by banks, and thus avoid making taxpayers liable in the future for the kind of reck...

The Dodd-Frank Living Will... Will It Work?

Kevin L. Petrasic | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
Kevin L. Petrasic

While it is tempting to think that things could have turned out differently for some of these firms if they had implemented and executed a Dodd-Frank living will, the reality is that probably not much would have changed.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Paul Volcker Says Too-Big-To-Fail Still Hangs Over Us | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

Too-big-to-fail may be here to stay, according to one former Fed chairman. Speaking at a public event on Monday, former Federal Reserve Chairman P...