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Shahien Nasiripour

Metal Market Mayhem: Brewers Blast Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A loose coalition of beer brewers, automakers, Boeing and Coca-Cola is accusing big banks, including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, o...

Zach Carter

Senators Attempt To Revive Bank Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of four senators that includes Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) introduced an updated version of ...

Filling the International Financial Reform Leadership Void

Blanche Lincoln | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Blanche Lincoln

Our objective must be to reach an international agreement that allows the U.S. to recognize foreign regulatory regimes. The time has come for U.S. and foreign regulators to follow Chairman Gensler's lead and finish the job.

Obama Legacy Project Should Focus on Judicial Appointments

Scott Porch | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Scott Porch

There are many things that Obama cannot control about his legacy, but he should use every tool available to leave the broad mark on the judiciary that he is constitutionally required to make.

Want to Save Dodd-Frank? Consider TTIP

Chris Brummer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Business
Chris Brummer

The TTIP includes measures aimed at promoting "regulatory coherence" in ways that reduce duplication and inconsistencies in US and EU regulatory approaches.

European Attacks on U.S. Regulators Must Not Be Allowed to Weaken U.S. Derivatives Rules

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

This is little more than a brazen attempt to bully U.S. regulators into delaying and weakening U.S. rules, which, as Senator Elizabeth Warren has pointed out, must not happen.

CEOs Want to Hide Riches Through Repeal of Wage Gap Disclosure Requirement

James P. Hoffa | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Three years ago, a provision in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law said the companies themselves have to reveal the difference between worker pay and CEO pay. That reform still hasn't been implemented. And now the CEOs' lobbyists are pressuring House Republicans to repeal it.

Coming Soon: Another London Whale Shocker?

Dimitri B. Papadimitriou | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou

Did the London Whale revelations result in protections for bank customers -- and their federal insurers -- from this kind of gambling?

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.

Dodd-Frank on a Precipice

Daniel Dicker | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Daniel Dicker

The Dodd-Frank rulemaking process, now in its fourth year, has been so long, wonky and arcane that it has entirely lost the interest of the public and the press -- as perhaps was the plan of its detractors.

Stay-at-Home Parents' Access to Credit

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Margaret Ryznar

The rules on stay-at-home parents' access to credit have been reversed twice in the past four years but without much media attention along the way, despite the fundamental impact of the reversals on stay-at-home parents' ability to open a card in their names or to extend their credit lines.

Why Democrats Can't Be Trusted to Control Wall Street

Robert Reich | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

All these men are honorable. None has broken any law. But they and their ilk in congress -- the Democrats who are now rolling back Dodd-Frank -- don't seem to appreciate the extent to which Wall Street has harmed, and continues to harm, America.

Christina Wilkie

GOP Reps: Stop Targeting Conflict Minerals

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans at a House subcommittee hearing this week objected to a 2010 law that targets conflict minerals from Central Africa, saying ...

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Know If The New Treasury Secretary Will Be As Bad As The Old One

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) grilled Treasury Secretary Jack Lew at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday, press...

Three Reasons Why Harry Reid Should 'Go Nuclear'

Bill Bartmann | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Bill Bartmann

Senator Harry Reid has hinted that he might in the next few days use the nuclear option to secure the confirmation of Richard Cordray as Director of the CFPB.

Jason Linkins

Former Obama Adviser To Help Bank Of America Elude Regulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

"Big Banks Push Against Tighter Rules," says the headline in this piece from the Wall Street Journal. 'Twas ever thus, but now, "big banks" are doing ...

Why 20 Government Offices You've Never Heard of Are Key to Financial Recovery

Preeti Vissa | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Preeti Vissa

To do their job properly, financial regulators -- the people in charge of securing our economic future -- must understand how their policies affect these communities. And that's why we desperately need people of color in these positions.

Zach Carter

House Dems Embrace Wall Street Deregulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just one day after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote a letter urging lawmakers to reject a slate of Wall Street deregulation measures, n...

Eric Schneiderman Takes Big Banks To Task

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

Hours after announcing that he's considering a lawsuit against some of America's biggest banks, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman affirmed h...

How to End the Filibuster. Tomorrow.

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Although well-understood as a key element in D.C.-dysfunction, it is not so widely appreciated just how destructive the filibuster, as abused by the Republicans, has been.

Antonin Scalia's Son 'An Absolute Bulldog'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

Perhaps the genes run in the family. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a household name in Washington, but his son Eugene Scalia is not too f...

Zach Carter

Dem Senator: Obama Is 'Wrong' On Big Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Thursday that President Barack Obama and the U.S. Treasury Department were "wrong" to claim that the 20...

OCC Ya! The Government Agency That Should Fine Itself

Adam Levin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

Let's face it. The biggest bank regulator in the U.S. is an abject failure. Worse, it's costing us oodles of money, and not just from bounced checks.

Out of the Shadows and Into the Light

Daniel L. Doctoroff | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Daniel L. Doctoroff

In the post-Dodd-Frank world, transparency should not be thwarted, access to immediately free market data should not be reduced, and retail investors should not have less protections.

Winner Takes All: The Super-priority Status of Derivatives

Ellen Brown | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Ellen Brown

There will be no more $700 billion taxpayer bailouts. So where will the banks get the money in the next crisis? It seems the plan has just been revealed in the new bail-in policies.