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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...

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 recommendati...

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 there...

Anti-Government Sentiment Stifling Push For New Regulations

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Public distrust of government is limiting the push for tighter federal regulations even in the wake of regulatory lapses that contribut...

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, ...