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Financial Regulation

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...

Mark Gongloff

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...

It's Time to Make It Easier to Move Your Money

Pamela Banks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Pamela Banks

Consumer frustration has only grown in the year since Bank Transfer Day as bank fees have continued to rise. It's time to make it easier for consumers to move their money so they have a real choice when it comes to where to bank.

Jamie Dimon in Sheep's Clothing, Again

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Unleashing a deregulated Wall Street again will only make the next crash and crisis inevitable. Unfortunately, it'll likely be much worse next time than it was this time, which cost or will cost more than $12.8 trillion.

WATCH: Ex-Banker Greg Smith Tells '60 Minutes' Goldman Sachs Mistreated Clients

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business

Greg Smith, the former Goldman Sachs vice president who notoriously resigned from the investment banking behemoth in a New York Times op-ed in March c...

Goldman Sachs Tell-All Paints Horrifying Picture Of Wall Street

Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.19.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

If Andrew Ross Sorkin is mad at him, then Greg Smith might just be on to something.

Gagging on an Ad Blitz of Empty Anti-Wall Street Rhetoric

Sam Pizzigati | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Sam Pizzigati

We don't need ads from candidates. We need commitments from them -- to rein in our economic casino.

SEC Makes Some Good Moves

Ted Kaufman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Ted Kaufman

Finally, the SEC has begun to take some action. It's made a lot of progress in just a month, but a lot more needs to be done, as a series of reports written by David Weild for the accounting firm of Grant Thornton makes clear.

The Public Eye on Private Equity

Jason O. Kelly | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business
Jason O. Kelly

Mitt Romney's campaign for president dragged private equity into the public eye and turned the harsh spotlight of a presidential race on its practitioners. So much for that whole "private" thing.

Banks Are Too Big To Succeed

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.11.2012 | Business

Thing One: Too Big To Succeed: Instead of cursing the too-big-to-fail banks like we do, maybe it's time we tried to sympathize with them. We're not...

Study: Banks Will Always Suck At Trading

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business

Science has spoken: Banks are doomed to suck at trading forever and should be stopped before they crash the global economy again. A new study by e...