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Financial Regulations

Inequality for All: The Republican Goal

Gerry Myers | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

By continuing to cater to the rich who don't want to impose reasonable regulations on Wall Street, Republicans continue to propel the injustices of the past. The corruption and the fraud that made the rich richer and collapsed our economy continues to be unrestrained.

Zach Carter

What Do Chase Bank, Condoms, The Tea Party, And Petty Fraud Have In Common? | Zach Carter | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

In mid-March, a division of JPMorgan Chase rejected an application to process payments for the fledgling New York City condom company Lovability, citi...

Runaway High Speed Trading -- Protect Yourself

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

What did the SEC do when it realized the danger to other investors from high-speed trading? Did it warn the American people? Order high speed trading to cease? Ban algorithms designed to cheat other investors? Absolutely not!

Krugman: Romney's JPMorgan Stance 'Completely Clueless'

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business

Sometimes it’s hard to explain why we need strong financial regulation — especially in an era saturated with pro-business, pro-market propaganda. ...

SEC Backs Off Stricter Financial Rule After Industry Objections

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The largest hedge funds and private equity firms must report financial information to the government under a rule adopted Wednesday...

Mitch McConnell: Slowing Down Financial Regulation Good For U.S.

NASDAQ | Corey Boles | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The senior Senate Republican voiced strong support for House Republican efforts to reduce the budgets of the primary federal ...

Tim Geithner: Tough Financial Regulation Benefits Well-Managed Firms

Posted 08.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is urging top bankers to accept tough new financial regulations passed in response to the 2008...

Bernanke: Dodd-Frank Should 'Level Playing Field' For Small Banks

Reuters | Dave Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN DIEGO - New financial regulatory reforms should help reduce the edge that large banks have over smaller ones because of their implicit support f...

Marcus Baram

'The Watchdog': SEC Flooded With Whistleblower Tips | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday America...

Marcus Baram

'The Watchdog': GOP Seeks To Prohibit EPA Regulation Of Greenhouse Gases | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday America...

Watchdog Says Overhaul Won't Stopped Future Bailouts

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A Treasury Department official said Wednesday that the financial regulatory law enacted last summer will help the government avoid ...

It Takes a Global Society to Feed a Child

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephan B. Tanda

When delegates convene at the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, I hope that one positive result of the food price crisis will be the recognition that we cannot succeed in a failing world.

George Soros: Banks Are 'Too Connected To Fail'

Yahoo! News | Jennifer Ablan and Megan Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Billionaire investor George Soros said on Thursday that the U.S. financial regulation bill does not address the problem of a ban...

When Will We Face Up to the Enormity of the Jobs Crisis?

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

The real mystery of our current economic mess is how quiet progressives are. We seem constitutionally incapable of facing the enormity of the employment crisis. Why? Part of the answer lies in our permanent attachment to the Democratic Party.

Playing Whack-A-Mole with the Regulators

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Can the regulators ever keep up?

Fed To Keep Bank Oversight

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Federal Reserve has won its battle to maintain singular regulatory oversight of America's major financial institutions, the Financial Times report...

Sam Stein

White House Official Feels 'Nervousness' About Dodd's Regulatory Plan | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(Updated with response from Dodd's office; see below.) One of the president's top economic advisers expressed concerns Friday that financial regulat...

Jason Linkins

Bloomberg Reports Derivatives Regulatory Legislation Contains Large Loopholes | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hey kids! Were you holding out hope that someone might do something to robustly regulate the derivatives market that wrought such wrack and ruin to th...

Should Wall Street Pay Reparations?

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

When institutions, and the individuals who run them, harm the great mass of society and profit wildly along the way, they should make restitution for the harm they have caused.

Buyer Beware: Bankers Selling Administration on Watered-Down Financial Regulation

Louise Marie Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Louise Marie Roth

It seems good that taxpayers aren't bankrolling the Wall Street giants anymore, but now they aren't accountable either. The only way to make them accountable is to regulate them effectively.

Obama: I'm Ready For A Fight Over New Consumer Protections

Huffingtion Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AP: WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Saturday that current financial rules exploit consumers and he put critics of his proposed overhaul...

Clinton Labor Secretary: Obama's Wall Street Plan "Does Not Measure Up"

Salon | Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The plan doesn't stop bankers from making huge, risky bets with other people's money. It does increase capital requirements and oversight, but it does...

Financial Regulatory Overhaul Is Detailed

Washington Post | Binyamin Appelbaum and David Cho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration last night detailed a series of proposals that would involve the government much more deeply in the private markets, from hel...

Obama Plans Sweeping Overhaul Of Nation's Financial Regulations

New York Times | STEPHEN LABATON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration plans to move quickly to tighten the nation's financial regulatory system. Officials say they will make wide-ranging change...