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Financial Regulation

Trump's SEC Pick Deleted His Wall Street Bio. Here's What It Said.

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 03.28.2017 | Politics

For years, the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell touted the achievements of its partner Jay Clayton in a lengthy biography displayed on its website. Cla...

Trump Literally Nominated The Goldman Sachs Bailout Lawyer To Run The SEC

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A confirmation vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission is quickly developing into a ...

A Lot Of Lobbyists Are Holding Their Annual Events In Trump Properties

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The American Land Title Association, the main lobbying arm of the title insurance industry, will host 1,000 members at its annual gathe...

In The Age Of Laissez Faire Regulation, The Ground Is Shifting Under Consumers. Here's What It Means.

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.22.2017 | Business
Christopher Elliott

If the recent news from Washington isn’t a little unsettling, maybe you should look again. A new administration has brought some unconventional thin...

When Is Regulation Excessive?

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 03.14.2017 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

President Trump believes that Federal regulation is excessive and has directed that task forces be set up at each Federal agency to supervise and moni...

Tunisia, Morocco And Egypt: A New Global Hub For Social Impact Start-ups

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.13.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

Ben Hamadi Zouhour, École de Management de Normandie Refrigerators in the Moroccan desert; a bracelet to prevent heart attacks in Tunisia; a source...

Team Trump Insists They Will Get Tough On Wall Street … Someday

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 03.11.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Republican Party has been allied with Wall Street since the presidency of William Howard Taft. So its official 2016 policy platform...

How To Fight The Coming Wave of Credit Card Junk Fees

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.14.2017 | Business
Christopher Elliott

When William Livingstone booked a recent airline ticket from Warsaw to Madrid, he found something unusual on his bill: a $15 "credit card fee" with no...

PwC's Other Debacle: A Tax Boondoggle That Has Ballooned Out Of Control

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.03.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― On Sunday night at the Oscars, PricewaterhouseCoopers had one job: hand the correct card to presenters who would go on stage and announ...

Trump Administration Sets Off Alarm Bells By Pulling Nominees To Regulatory Commissions

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.01.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Trump administration has begun pulling pending nominees from various federal commissions in a manner that has left Hill Democrats c...

Ex-Goldman Trump Adviser Can Deregulate Banks Because That Doesn't Directly Involve Goldman, White House Says

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.24.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump’s administration says its ethics rules require Gary Cohn, the director of Trump’s National Economic Council, to recuse hims...

Here Are All The Favors Donald Trump Has Performed For Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics

Donald Trump built his presidential campaign around two ideas: 1) a corrupt financial establishment had swindled the middle class, and 2) immigrants a...

Consumer Watchdog In Trump's Crosshairs Gets A Chance To Keep Fighting

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics

A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to reconsider a decision that found the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to be unconstitu...

Donald Trump Is Taking Credit For A Meaningless Stock Market Record

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics

No achievement is too small for President Donald Trump to tweet about. On Thursday morning, he bragged about the stock market being on the “longes...

Why the CFPB Is In Danger Of Getting Trumped

Adam Levin | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Adam Levin

Just beyond the Trump swelter of the hour, lawmakers have been busy concocting plans to dismantle key achievements of the Obama years. Among those acc...

Top Wall Street Regulator's Resignation Spooks Bank Critics

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 02.11.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Daniel Tarullo, the Federal Reserve governor charged with overseeing the central bank’s oversight of the financial industry, announce...

A CEO Pay Regulation Is About To Be Quietly Scuttled

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Trump administration’s review of Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulations will take months to complete, but we already know the first r...

Can You Find My Data Now?

Tom Garrubba | Posted 02.07.2017 | Business
Tom Garrubba

Marketing has brought many familiar catch phrases into popularly accepted lexicon, including "where's the beef?" and "do you hear me now?". However, i...

Wall Street Is Even More Craven Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Democrats used to see Jamie Dimon as one of the good guys on Wall Street. Once hailed as a “progressive” by The New Republic, the J...

From Atop The Government, Trump Takes Care Of 'Friends'

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump was fond of telling anecdotes about anonymous “friends” of his to help illustrate his policy positi...

Pity The Poor APA: How President Trump Has Crippled Federal Rulemaking In Ten Short Days

Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 02.03.2017 | Business
Kenneth D. Ackerman

One thing is clear: Specific bad rules aside, whenever politicians get their hands on the APA itself, they always manage to make it worse.

Trump Signs Huge Wall Street Giveaway

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― One of the Donald Trump administration’s first orders of business on the economy will scuttle a rule protecting retirees from being s...

An Overview Of The SEC’s Function And Purpose

Laura Anthony | Posted 02.07.2017 | Business
Laura Anthony

The Birth of the SEC As explained by History.com, on October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors traded some 16 million shares on the...

Donald Trump Is Breaking His Promise To Be Tough On Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics

UPDATE: Feb. 3 ― President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Friday that halt the Obama administration’s conflict of interest rule for retir...

A Citigroup Lawyer Helped Trump Pick Bank Regulators, Then Returned To Work At The Bank

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics

NEW YORK ― Sometimes the revolving door spins fast. Before President Donald Trump was inaugurated, Julie Lindsay, a top lawyer at Citigroup, was wor...