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Financial Risk Council Deems Two Firms Too Big To Fail

Reuters | Emily Stephenson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. financial risk council on Tuesday said it has designated American International Group and GE Capital as system...

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Financial Regulator Finally Stirs | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government on Monday preliminarily designated at least three financial companies as having the potential to pose a grave threat...

Shahien Nasiripour

Too-Big-To-Fail Banks Threaten Economy AGAIN, U.S. Regulators Say | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The biggest U.S. banks may be encouraged to take excessive risks due to assumptions they’ll be rescued by the government, a potential ...

Shahien Nasiripour

U.S. Authorities Push To Kill Libor | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- U.S. regulators led by the Treasury Department have targeted an oft-criticized benchmark interest rate as a risk to financial stability,...

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Regulators Sound The Alarm About Risks Of Student Debt | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The panel of senior U.S. regulators charged with safeguarding the financial system will warn this week about risks posed by the rapidly ...

Dodd-Frank Law Challenged By 3 States

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

* States join lawsuit filed by think tank, others in June * Measure on liquidation of financial firms in focus By Emily ...

Regulators Must Act or Taxpayers Will Be on the Hook for More Bailouts

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Making recommendations would give the SEC a second chance, but will not solve the stability problem if there aren't three commissioners who are willing to accept them.

Regulators Mull 'Next Steps' After Reform Fail

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business

* Treasury says consulting with regulators on next steps * Fund industry lobbied intensely against SEC plan * Upcoming e...

The Dodd-Frank Rule That's Making Non-Banking CEOs Sweat

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2012 | Business

* FSOC finalizes rule on how it will pick systemic firms * Insurers, hedge funds anxious to see if picked * Firms expect...

Consumer Advocates: BofA Poses 'Grave Threat,' Should Be Broken Up

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business

* Public Citizen, academics say BofA poses "grave threat" * Ask regulators to proactively reform Bank of America * Petit...

U.S. Works To Safeguard Itself From European Debt Crisis

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

(David Lawder and Glenn Somerville) - The United States is ramping up attempts to safeguard its financial system from a worsening of Europe's debt cri...

Simon Johnson: Timothy Geithner Headed 'In The Wrong Direction'

New York Times | Simon Johnson | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

In a major speech earlier this week to the American Bankers Association’s international monetary conference, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner ...

Tim Geithner's Gamble

Project Syndicate | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- In a recent interview, United States Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner laid out his view of the nature of world economic growth and the r...

Simon Johnson: Regulators' 'Tunnel Vision' Allowing Big Banks To Get Bigger

Economix | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As required by the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation (in section 123), Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, as chairman of the Financial Sta...

Volcker Rule Tests New Systemic Risk Council

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Dave Clarke and Rachelle Younglai) - The new council of U.S. regulators will face a major test on Tuesday when it unveils recommendatio...

Hedge Funds May Skirt Direct Fed Security

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Rachelle Younglai and Dave Clarke) - The Federal Reserve does not believe any one hedge fund can topple the financial system and theref...

Regulators Delay Vote On 'Too Big To Fail' Reform

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Regulators delayed Monday their vote on how to resolve the "too big to fail" problem, saying they needed at least another week to discuss their plan, ...