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Financial Reform Bill

Yepoka Yeebo

Politicians Call On FDIC To Protect Affordable Housing

HuffingtonPost.com | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- City politicians are calling on federal regulators to start making use of a little-known provision in the sweeping financial reform bill p...

SEC Faces Budget Woes With Messy Books

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While Securities and Exchange Commission officials are fighting for a budget increase to deal with new duties put in place by the financial reform bil...

Republicans Attack "Unintended Consequences" Of Financial Reform Bill

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Republicans are taking aim at the "unintended consequences" of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, including the rule that limits bank's abilities t...

Robbing You With a Fountain Pen

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

The best argument for the Democrats in these elections is that the sharks are in the water, and the thugs are in the street.

Can New SEC Disclosure Rules Bring Transparency to Uganda's Oil Sector?

Janet Ranganathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Janet Ranganathan

Nestled near the end of the Wall Street Reform Act is two and half pages of text that aim to bring much needed transparency to the oil industry. What impact will this law have? Uganda could provide a first test case.

Time to Break Up the Too-Big-to-Fail Banks?

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

Looming losses from ForeclosureGate qualify as the sort of systemic risk warranting the breakup of the too-big-to-fail banks under the Financial Reform Bill.

GOP Leaders: Dismantling New Wall Street Reform Laws Will Be A Top Priority

Reuters | Kevin Drawbaugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Analysts see little to no chance of a full dismantling of the law meant to prevent a repeat of the 2007-2008 financial crisis that set off the worst U...

For Energy Reform Advocates, Lessons From Health Care

Matt Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Bennett

Both Clinton's health-care reform experience and today's cap-and-trade defeat contain lessons for the next energy reform effort.

Corker Rips Obama Over 'Duplicity' Of Asking For Bipartisanship After Pushing For Reform

The Hill | Alexander Bolton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A GOP senator ripped into President Barack Obama at a meeting on Capitol Hill Tuesday, telling him he had "audacity" coming in and using Republican la...

Christina Marie Fierro

Rep. Posey: Letting Madoff-Era Investigators Quietly Leave SEC Is 'Like Letting A Pedophile Slink Out The Door'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Marie Fierro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro's testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services turned explosive on Tuesday mor...

An Important Provision of the Financial Reform Bill

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian D. McLaren

If you use a cell phone or computer, you're probably connected to the long-standing conflict in Eastern Congo. But this week, the President will sign into law the Financial Reform Bill, which contains a Congo-minerals related provision.

Was "Financial Reform" Really Robin Hood In Reverse?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

"Financial Reform" will be a boom for people in the payday loan business. There will be many new customers who need bank-like services. It's almost like Congress implemented a plan of "Reverse Robin Hood."

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Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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As The Senate Votes On Financial Reform, Will We Be Safer?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

It's hard to believe that after all the speechifying and anguish, proposed "reforms" will not change much. The only hope is on two other fronts: the courts and the streets.

Key Republican Moderate Backs Financial Reform As Bill Edges Closer To Passage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sens. Olympia Snowe and Scott Brown pushed sweeping financial legislation to the edge of final passage Monday, both announcing they...

'Senate Has To Do Better' On Financial Reform: NYT Editorial

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Banks ahead, American taxpayers lagging behind. That's the disappointing reality here after the first week of Senate action on the financial reform bi...

Paul Volcker Gives Financial Reform Bill 'B Minus,' Regrets Past Silence On Deregulation

The New York Times | LOUIS UCHITELLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A well-regarded lion of the regulatory world, Mr. Volcker had endorsed the legislation before he went fishing, but unenthusiastically. If he were a te...

Geithner: Failing Firms Won't Get A Second Chance -- 'We Will Dismember Them'

npr.org | Morning Edition | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The finance-reform bill Congress is likely to pass this summer won't eliminate the risk of failure for financial firms, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithne...

Ryan Grim

Harry Reid Pushing For Majority Vote On Wall Street Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A simple majority of the Senate will be all that is required to adopt an amendment to Wall Street reform, if Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) gets ...

Why We Must Pass the Wall Street Reform Bill

Chris Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Bowers

There are a lot of victories in this bill. We need to pass those victories into law. If the bill is defeated by pro-Wall Street forces over the next two weeks, the only parts which will be defeated are the victories.

Sen. Sherrod Brown: SAFE Act Will Let Us Break Up Big Banks

Sherrod Brown | Sherod Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Think about the position we would put some future administration and Congress in if the trends toward concentration remain unchecked. Will Washington ...

Arthur Levitt Q&A On Financial Reform: "Changes Are At The Margins"

ProPublica | Karen Weise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After a 20-hour, all-night session, Senate and House negotiators agreed last Friday on a compromise financial reform bill meant to prevent future econ...

USAA Members Can Support Financial Reform

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mary Bottari

As a consumer advocate and a military brat, I have long been a huge fan and a lifelong member of USAA. USAA is an insurance company that was set up to...

Showdown in Senate Meets Showdown in Streets

George Goehl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
George Goehl

Today, thousands of Americans -- workers and small business owners, students and retirees, clergy and veterans, are forcing a Showdown on Wall Street, marching directly to the scene of the crime.

The Long, Long Odds

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

The short review of financial reform is that reformers won some and lost some. But however you feel on the upbeat/downbeat scale, the fact that we won anything is pretty remarkable.