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Mark Gongloff

Will The New SEC Watchdog Have Bite?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business

President Obama's expected pick of former U.S. prosecutor Mary Jo White to be the nation's top securities watchdog is widely being taken as signaling ...

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Fed President Blasts Dodd-Frank

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 01.22.2013 | Business

After spending the last few years taking a wait-and-see approach to financial reform, several banking regulators in the U.S. and Europe kicked off 201...

Still Unsafe: What Obama Must Do For Financial Reform In His Second Term

Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

As part of the Huffington Post's Road Forward series on President Obama's second term, I did a story on what Obama needs to do to make the financial system safer.

Mark Gongloff

The Road Forward: The 5 Things Obama Must Do For Financial Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business

When President Barack Obama first swore the oath of office, the backdrop was a financial system in flames. Four years on, the fires are out, but those...

Mark Gongloff

The Real Reason You Should Be Worried About Jack Lew

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.11.2013 | Business

There are some misunderstandings out there about Jack Lew, Obama's pick to run the Treasury Department, which is what you get with a relative cipher l...

Mark Gongloff

Warren Buffett: 'The Banks Will Not Get This Country In Trouble, I Guarantee It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.11.2013 | Business

Warren Buffett is the Oracle of Omaha, a national treasure, our Yoda grandpa of investing, so we should probably just take his word for it when he say...

Mark Gongloff

Lew: Deregulation Didn't Cause The Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

Jack Lew, likely the next Treasury secretary, may be a lot of things: budget maven, cool negotiator, native New Yorker, weird handwriter. But he is no...

The Banks Win Again

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Mark Gongloff

New Report Justifies Your Worst Big Bank Fears

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

If you think the big banks learned painful lessons about risk-taking during the financial crisis, think again: They're still taking the same risks, an...

Investors Just Love Banks, For Some Reason

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business

Quick, what was the best-performing stock sector in the U.S. in 2012? Here's a hint: It was the sector that could not stop getting into trouble and pa...

Ten Things We Can Do in 2013

Richard Walden | Posted 02.24.2013 | Impact
Richard Walden

While our endless and expensive elections, Superstorm Sandy and gun violence against children dominated 2012, here are 10 things we can accomplish in 2013.

Wake-Up Call on Financial Reform

Jonathan Reiss | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Jonathan Reiss

The HSBC money-laundering settlement demonstrates conclusively that the Dodd-Frank reforms have not ended so-called "Too-Big-to-Fail" problem. The outrage about HSBC getting off so lightly has been too narrowly focused.

Look What Market Is Getting Manipulated Now

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Banks Make Case For More Regulation

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.06.2012 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Apparently Allowing Money Laundering Could Cost You

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business

By Carrick Mollenkamp and Brett Wolf NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings Plc might pay a fine of $1.8 billion as par...

Government Power in the Balance

D. Robert Worley | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

When in office, Wilson carried out a policy blend of trust-busting and regulation and signed the Clayton Act (1914) strengthening anti-trust law. But what does all of this have to do with today?

The SEC: No Longer Just Surfing Porn All Day

Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Mary Schapiro's legacy as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission will be that the agency did not become entirely useless on her watch -- although that is maybe the best you can say about it.

The Real Winners Of Financial Reform

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business

* Compliance jobs see biggest salary hikes * Adverts for Asia risk jobs rise 22 pct this year * Roles going in-house, ta...

The Three Things the CFPB Must Do

Ben Mangan | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Ben Mangan

The CFPB, conceived by now Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren, is a very rare animal -- a bona fide start-up within the Federal Government. Don't snicker.

Mark Gongloff

How Wall Street Might Still Kill Financial Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business

Financial reformers have won a small battle in their fight with Wall Street over financial regulation, but they're still at risk of losing the war. ...

Vatican City: True Financial Crime and Murder

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Those who believe we don't need smart and effective crime-stopping financial regulation have only to look at the smallest independent city-state in the world, Vatican City.

Mark Gongloff

Meet The Man Who Might Replace Tim Geithner

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.09.2012 | Business

The chatter in Washington and on Wall Street is that White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew is the favorite to replace Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithne...

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Elections Give Financial Reform New Lease On Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

Wall Street's costly gamble to kill financial reform by betting heavily against President Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren in the 2012 election has b...

Jamie Dimon's Decision Time: Statesman or Continued Shill?

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Will Jamie see how self-defeating such an approach and attitude ultimately is? Will Wall Street move even lower in the opinion of the American people? Those are the questions confronting Jamie and Wall Street at this electoral cross roads.

Wall Street To Obama: Now That You've Won, Let's Be Friends Again

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business

* Obama expected to name key financial regulatory heads * Bank lobbyists to focus on regulators as well as issues * Oppo...