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Elizabeth Warren Hammers The Endless Failures Of Wall Street Regulators

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) assailed the nation's top bank regulators on Wednesday for coddling Wall Street offenders and ducking th...

Zach Carter

House Republicans Hand Warren Buffett Big Win On Expensive Loans To The Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans approved a set of lucrative perks for Warren Buffett on Tuesday, passing legislation to help his mobile home empire se...

Robbins Geller Takes IBM and Alibaba to Task

Nancy Laws | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Nancy Laws

On the surface, the market seems to be shifting in a positive direction, but simply making time to stay informed, helps us to recognize similarities to questionable behaviors in the financial sector that caused the Great Recession.

Zach Carter

General Electric Hands Dodd-Frank Its Biggest Victory Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON --General Electric said Friday it will sell off most of its banking operations, an acknowledgment that the company needs to transform itsel...

Zach Carter

House Republicans Want To Hand Warren Buffett Bigger Profits On Loans To Poor People

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are set to deliver a major favor to Warren Buffett next week, days after a devastating expose detailed consumer abuses...

New Proposals to Rein in Payday Loans Show Why Unscrupulous Corporations Want You to Hate Government

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Reining in the payday loan industry has been in the works over at the CFPB for a while now, and it's not a moment too soon. Why isn't there national regulation? Although some people are willing to do so, liberals believe that our country cannot permit such behavior.

Zach Carter

House Republicans Just Let The Cat Out Of The Bag

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since taking control of the House in 2010, Republicans have crafted dozens of bills ostensibly devoted to "streamlining and simplifying"...

What I Hate...

Gerry Myers | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

I hate that we are leaving such a mess to our children and grandchildren. Solution: Congress should stop acting like children and do their jobs.

Republicans Attack Wall Street Reform In Budget Plan

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers took aim at the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law Tuesday, unveiling a plan...

Don't Be Fooled by Bogus 'Harvard' Paper

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

Wall Street and its allies are once again pretending to care about community banks while trying to roll back financial reform to help, you guessed it, Wall Street. But, don't be fooled by industry's spin on this so-called "study."

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren's Next Target Is The Fed's Top Lawyer

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) grilled Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Tuesday over public advocacy of deregulation by the centra...

Zach Carter

Congress Revives Gingrich-Era Law To Thwart Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress aim to revamp an anti-regulatory law from the Newt Gingrich era in an effort to paralyze new financial, environm...

Zach Carter

Senate Democrats Join GOP Attack On Financial and Environmental Regulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four Senate Democrats are working with Republicans to help the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other GOP-affiliated lobbying groups undermi...

Republicans and Wall Street Say, 'To Hell With Protecting the Public!'

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Bill Moyers

[Banks] want to be able to do things their way, and that's very dangerous," MIT economist Simon Johnson tells me. "'Here we go again' -- I think that's the motto for this Congress."

Zach Carter

House Republicans Approve New Perk For Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Wednesday pushed through a bill that would delay a key section of the Volcker Rule, ignoring staunch opposition fro...

Ben Walsh

Jamie Dimon Says Banks Are Under Assault As He Announces $4.9 Billion Profit

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business

We should all do so well while under assault.

Congress, Week 2: Do You Know What They're Working on?

Rachna Choudhry | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Rachna Choudhry

It's the 114th Congress's second week in session -- but it's going to be a short one. The Republicans will be holding their joint retreat at the Hershey Lodge in Pennsylvania the rest of the week. Here's the scoop on what Congress will be working on.

Zach Carter

Second Verse, Same As The First: Republicans Prepare Another Dodd-Frank Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's official: House Republicans will again try to hamstring the Volcker Rule, after Democrats knocked down a previous effort last week....

Zach Carter

Why These Democrats Flipped To Defeat Wall Street Deregulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Anyone who wants to understand the current state of the Democratic Party should pay close attention to what happened this week in the H...

Paul Blumenthal

Plunge In Wall Street Money Bolsters Populist Shift Among Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With their first act in full control of the new Congress, Republicans tried to push through a bill to delay the Volcker Rule, which limi...

Zach Carter

Jim Himes Thinks Deregulating $100 Billion In Risky Debt Is 'A Tweak

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) on Thursday defended an 11-point Wall Street deregulation bill that his own party defeated on the House floor t...

Zach Carter

Democrats Knock Down GOP Bill To Delay Wall Street Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats on Wednesday knocked down a GOP bill that would have delayed a key Wall Street reform known as the Volcker Rule, stunnin...

Zach Carter

Democrats Rail Against GOP Bill To Delay Volcker Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats Wednesday ripped a GOP bill to delay a key Wall Street reform, raising the stakes of what Republican leaders had...

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...

Sam Levine

GOP Congressman Claims Spurring More Risky Bets Will Make Banking Safer

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) has finally chosen to defend his role in passing a bill to subsidize Wall Street derivatives trades after goin...