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Deal To Fund Government On Verge Of Collapse

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Financial Collapse: The Sequel?

Mike Lux | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

There are some pro-Wall Street Democrats who are actually for this idea, but a lot of them are saying that this is a big, complicated package with lots of good and bad in it, and it is too hard to renegotiate this provision and walk away from the deal. But Credit Default Swaps will, sooner or later and probably sooner, destroy our economy

3 Banking Regulations We Can't Let Republicans Take Away

Keith Mestrich | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Keith Mestrich

Republicans have already signaled that one of their first priorities will be to repeal or cripple regulations that are supposed to keep our economy stable, protect Americans' money and jobs, and prevent Wall Street consumer fraud and abuse.

Friday Talking Points -- 'Tis The Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's that magical time of year when the wee folk of Capitol Hill actually get something done. These brief bursts of activity only happen very rarely, of course, and always immediately proceed another one of the many, many long vacations Congress takes during the year.

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Rides In To Defend Antonio Weiss From Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Andrew Ross Sorkin has found the problem: there are too few bankers working in government. He has also found the reason there are so few...

Ben Walsh

No, Regulation Is Not Keeping Banks From Making Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business

Michael Bloomberg on Monday told a room full of bankers, traders, and investors that financial regulation was hurting their profitability and the U.S....

The Economy Won't Move Becasue Managers Won't Move

Milton Ezrati | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Milton Ezrati

This economy needs more "animal spirit." The great economist, John Maynard Keynes, coined this term to describe the willingness of business managers to expand aggressively and identified it as essential for economic growth.

Zach Carter

Why Mitch McConnell Plans To Troll Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), looking forward to a GOP Senate majority, laid out the Republicans' 2015 financial policy platform: trolli...

Ben Walsh

Hank Greenberg Sued The Government For Bailing Out AIG, And He Actually Might Win

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business

Of all the crazy things people have said about former AIG chief Hank Greenberg's lawsuit claiming the insurance giant's financial-crisis bailout wasn't good enough, the craziest was that he just might win.

Jason Linkins

The 2014 Election Was About The Economy, And Democrats Have Only Themselves To Blame

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you want to examine the gnarled roots of the Democrats' 2014 election-night mollywhopping, you should cast your mind back to the fall...

Zach Carter

How The Fed Blew Its Most Important Job For Over Three Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve was aware of risky practices at JPMorgan Chase as early as 2008 but failed to follow up for more than three years un...

Paul Krugman: Obama's Record On Fighting Inequality Better Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business

Banks may still be too big to fail, wages are still flat, and the income gap is still widening, but economist Paul Krugman nevertheless calls Presiden...

Zach Carter

House Votes To Audit The Fed... And Deregulate Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to audit the Federal Reserve on Wednesday, a broadly bipartisan call for financial ref...

SEC Chair Mary Jo White's Upcoming Test

Micah Hauptman | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business
Micah Hauptman

The indications we've been given -- although no one is willing to state definitively what the final rule is likely to include -- suggest that we shouldn't get our hopes up that our chief concerns will be comprehensively or even meaningfully addressed. We hope we are reading those indications wrong.

Obama: Into Africa

John Feffer | Posted 10.07.2014 | Home
John Feffer

At a time when criticism is mounting about the way the president is handling the rest of the world, Africa is shaping up to be Obama's major play for a legacy.

Zach Carter

Why Barney Frank Thinks Democrats Will Wrest Corporate America From The GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional battles over the Export-Import Bank and terrorism insurance are an opportunity for Democrats to win back corporate elites ...

Zach Carter

How Chuck Schumer Accidentally Built The Wall Street Reform Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

DETROIT AND WASHINGTON -- They call him "Wall Street Chuck" on Capitol Hill. He has raised at least $70 million from the financial sector for the Demo...

Zach Carter

Republicans Demand More Lousy Loans For Black People

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A congressional hearing to examine the legacy of President Barack Obama's 2010 Wall Street reform law quickly devolved into a partisan m...

Arthur Delaney

How Congress Gave Auto Dealers A Pass

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Car sales are surging and subprime loans are helping to drive the growth, but some consumers are getting run over. A recent New York...

Dodd-Frank at Four

Bartlett Naylor | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Bartlett Naylor

On July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act became law. As with human 4-year-olds, the party parents throw may be a little duller than on the first birthday, but the toddler now appreciates the present in the box more than the box itself. Let's look at what's in the box.

House Passes Spending Bill Slashing Funding For Wall Street Oversight

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

By Emily Stephenson and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday p...

Zach Carter

Chris Dodd Warns That It's Not Just Leftists Who Hate The Banks Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The rise of anti-corporate conservatives is a significant threat to the American banking establishment, according to former Sen. Chris D...

The Economy Can Get Its Mojo Back

Milton Ezrati | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

A return to higher-paced growth is entirely possible, if, that is, two things happen: 1) Corporate America sheds the fears that have gripped it since the 2008-09 "great recession." 2) The country as a whole and its business sector in particular can find clarity in Washington.

Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren To Yellen: You Can Break Up The Big Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised concerns Tuesday in a hearing about whether financial behemoths targeted by "too-big-to-fail" law...

Obama Says 'Further Reforms' Needed To Rein In Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama believes additional reforms are needed to rein in the excesses of Wall Street some six years after the financial crisis plunged...