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Financial Oversight

Dodd-Frank Law Challenged By 3 States

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

* States join lawsuit filed by think tank, others in June * Measure on liquidation of financial firms in focus By Emily ...

Jason Linkins

SEC 'Courageously Assails' Small Ratings Agency, Leaves Downturn Culprits Unmolested | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

If you're like me, you may have noticed the curious way our Wall Street watchdogs tend to operate. For example, a comparison: Harry Markopolos can gif...

Janell Ross

In Detroit, Democracy Takes Back Seat To Financial Rescue | Janell Ross | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

With Detroit in apparent free fall, city officials voted this week to install a nine-member financial control board with the authority to approve the ...

Taking on TARP

Dan Rather | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business
Dan Rather

"You can't look at what happened in the run-up to 2008 and see how it's not going to repeat itself, given what we've done," says Neil Barofksy, who became TARP's Special Inspector General in December, 2008.

Senate Panel Slams Goldman Sachs

Reuters | Kevin Drawbaugh | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

April 14, 2011 12:38:56 AM By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the most damning official U.S. report yet produced on Wall Street's ...

For Good Financial Reform, We Need More Chum

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Erica Payne

The SEC's suit against Goldman Sachs has finally prompted the media to turn its attention to financial reform. The waters have been chummed -- there hasn't been a story this tasty since Monica Lewinsky.

AP: How The Financial Bill Will Improve Oversight

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Three things we know about the financial crisis: Big banks made reckless bets. They hid their weaknesses. And their regulators fail...

Turf War Over Financial Oversight Plays Into Hands Of Lobbyists

New York Times | STEPHEN LABATON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration scrambled on Friday to defend major elements of its plan to overhaul the nation's financial regulatory system i...

Jeff Muskus

Nelson Blocks Fed Audit In Senate (VIDEO) | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Boding poorly for advocates of transparency for the Federal Reserve, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) shot down legislation to audit the Fed Wednesday afterno...