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Shahien Nasiripour

Wall Street May Win As Federal Reserve Prepares To Punt On Physical Commodities

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Big banks are poised to reap a significant victory in their fight to maintain lucrative businesses hoarding, selling and trading physical commodities ...

What the New Qualified Mortgage (QM) Regulations Mean for VA Loans

Chris Birk | Posted 03.10.2014 | Money
Chris Birk

Service members, veterans and military families across the country are starting to worry about how these changes and how this new classification of mortgages might impact their ability to use their VA home loan benefits. Here's the good news: You have nothing to worry about.

Academics Who Defend Wall St. Also Get Paid By Wall St.

The New York Times | Posted 12.28.2013 | Business

Signs of the energy business are inescapable in and around Houston — the pipelines, refineries and tankers that crowd the harbor, and the gleaming o...

Zach Carter

Why This Democrat Thinks His Colleagues Are 'Cockroaches'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) compared his Capitol Hill colleagues to "reverse cockroaches" on Thursday for stripping a major bipartisan budget deal of ...

Zach Carter

WATCH: This Guy Spilled Bags Of Money At A Political Fundraiser To Make A Point About Derivatives

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

Letting a Wall Street lobbyist write your legislation is a surefire way to catch flak from campaign finance watchdogs. Rep. Jimes Himes (D-Conn.) lear...

Zach Carter

Matt Taibbi: 'Deceptive' Subprime Lending Is Reason For The Financial Collapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Bankers weren't the villains of the 2008 financial crisis: they were victims of Washington's foolish affordable housing fixation. Or at least that'...

Shahien Nasiripour

Volcker Rule Finalized With Wall Street Responsible For Judging Compliance

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Big Wall Street banks face an uneasy future after U.S. regulators on Tuesday finalized the Volcker Rule, a measure that attempts to curtail big bets o...

Zach Carter

Jeff Merkley Wants You To Know He Stood Up To Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) told HuffPost that he sees the finalization of regulation that banned Wall Street speculation with taxpayer m...

The Volcker Rule's Biggest Myth

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

They're already starting to complain about it, those banks and the people who love them: The Volcker Rule, the new restriction about to be slapped on ...

Volcker Rule FINALLY Coming

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business

By Emily Stephenson and Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - U.S. banks will no longer be able to make big trading bets with t...

Michael McAuliff

House Votes To Exempt Firms Like Bain Capital From Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives used one of its few remaining legislative days in 2013 to pass a measure Wednesday that would exempt privat...

Force Corporations to Reveal Worker Pay? Think of the Children!

Sarah Anderson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Sarah Anderson

Corporate lobbyists have been hyperventilating ever since an amendment requiring firms to report their CEO-worker pay ratio slipped into the Dodd-Frank legislation.

Ryan Grim

Geithner Went Easy On The Private Equity Industry; Now He's Going To Work For It

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

Private equity giants fought hard while debating Wall Street reform to make sure new rules that applied to investment banks left them exempt -- and th...

Regulations Cost More Than We Ever Knew

Taylor Lincoln | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Taylor Lincoln

Yes, it might be true that industry's prognosticators have had a rough patch over the last 40 years or so. But in light of how scary their current forecasts are, shouldn't we just trust them this time around?

Zach Carter

Progressives Rally To Representatives' Call For Tougher Bank Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three members of Congress this week sent a letter to top federal regulators urging them to adopt tougher capital requirements for big ba...

Don't Be Afraid of Diversity

Preeti Vissa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Preeti Vissa

In an increasingly diverse nation, both business and government have started to learn that embracing diversity -- not just with feel-good language but in real, concrete terms -- can make everything they do better.

House Hands Banks Huge Victory

Reuters | Douwe Miedema and Emily Stephenson | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to scale back a much-debated provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Stre...

Ryan Grim

House Democrats Twist History To Push Rollback Of Wall Street Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lobbyists and House Democrats working to roll back a key provision of Wall Street reform are taking liberties with the truth as they mak...

Investors Cheer for More Enforcement

John D. Rogers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
John D. Rogers

Five years on, there is still plenty of public resentment for the lack of visible enforcement actions dating back to the crisis. But lately, U.S. regulators have been flexing their muscles with a more pointed and aggressive approach to finding and punishing miscreants.

Whistleblower Awarded Largest SEC Payout Ever

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators announced Tuesday they have awarded a record $14 million to a whistleblower who helped enforc...

Zach Carter

Wall Street Deregulation Likely To Attract Bipartisan Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the drama surrounding a government shutdown abates, the House of Representatives expects to take up legislation to expand taxpayer ...

Zach Carter

Here Is The House GOP Debt Ceiling Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans plan to demand major perks for coal companies and Wall Street banks, alongside healthcare and social service cuts and ...

Why the American Economy Is a House of Cards

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The American economy today is a house of cards, wherein each added layer of cards at the top increases the pressure on the lower tiers and threatens the stability of the entire structure.

Zach Carter

SEC Finally Proposes Disclosure Rule After 3 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a three-year wait, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday proposed a new rule that would require corporations to disc...

Ghanaians Gain Ground on Accountability for Oil Wealth

Barbara Borst | Posted 11.17.2013 | World
Barbara Borst

Sudden oil wealth sounds like a winning lottery ticket, but for many countries, it's a disaster. Too often, a gusher breeds corruption, economic dislocation and conflict.