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Obama Urges Regulators To Tailor Standards For Financial Firms

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

(Adds details about meeting with Obama and Wall Street regulators) By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Pres...

The New Era of Competition on Wall Street

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

Investors deserve the same level of competition that they receive from every other company they do business with. They should question whether their investment advisors' claims of separation of safekeeping, sales and service are, in fact, accurate.

Holder: Justice Department Subpoenaed 11 Financial Firms

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that civil subpoenas have been recently issued to 11 different financial ...

Fed Chairman: Big Banks Need 'More-Stringent' Rules

Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Larger financial firms should face more onerous regulatory requirements to make sure they can withstand turbulence in economy or cred...

Yepoka Yeebo

Corporate Profits At All-Time High As Recovery Stumbles | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Despite high unemployment and a largely languishing real estate market, U.S. businesses are more profitable than ever, according to federa...

Democrats Launch New Push To Tax Bonuses

The Hill | Silla Brush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in the House and Senate are making a new push to tax bonuses at large financial firms that received bailout money. The new efforts come aft...

Big Financial Firms Losing Power On Capitol Hill

Washington Post | Binyamin Appelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Large banks are on the verge of losing a key legislative battle over the shape of financial reform, an unusual setback that reflects the continued pol...

Elizabeth Warren: Financial Rules 'Literally Don't Work Anymore,' Regulations Should Be 'Clear And Painful'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Elizabeth Warren, a professor at Harvard Law School who has more recently assumed the role of chairwoman of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the ...

Barney Frank Disagrees With Obama On Fund, May Face Fight With Some Firms | Alison Vekshin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Barney Frank, chairman of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, reversed course on paying to unwind failed financial fi...

Sam Stein

Dems Fear Bush Will Tie Obama's Hands On TARP | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is increasingly anxiety among members of Congress and fiscal watchdogs over the handling of the Troubled Asset Relief Program by the Bush admini...

Mortgage Companies Cut (Some) Online Spending

Silicon Alley Insider | Michael Learmonth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Four big mortgage lenders cut their online ad spending from December to January, according to Nielsen Online. Four financial firms were among the top ...

Will You Cash Out Before The Market Crashes?

Motley Fool | Tim Hanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Six -- count 'em, six -- major financial firms now declare that the United States is in recession. That list includes heavyweights such as Goldman S...