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PLCs? We Need PBCs!

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

It was poor advice from the famous economist Milton Friedman that the only duty of a corporation is to maximize its return on investment. Instead, Ell...

Obama Urges Regulators To Tailor Standards For Financial Firms

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

(Adds details about meeting with Obama and Wall Street regulators) By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Pres...

Zach Carter

You Didn't Even Know These Wall Streeters Were Ripping You Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Private equity firms are routinely ripping off their clients, harming pension funds, universities and charitable foundations, according ...

Probe Suggests Banks Didn't Learn A Thing From Crisis

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Federal regulators are probing whether several big banks deliberately mispriced mortgage bonds in the years following the financia...

Big Banks May Block Traders From Online Chatrooms

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Nov 11 (Reuters) - Big banks are considering disabling online chat rooms that link traders across many financial institutions over concerns of mount...

Investors Cheer for More Enforcement

John D. Rogers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
John D. Rogers

Five years on, there is still plenty of public resentment for the lack of visible enforcement actions dating back to the crisis. But lately, U.S. regulators have been flexing their muscles with a more pointed and aggressive approach to finding and punishing miscreants.

European Attacks on U.S. Regulators Must Not Be Allowed to Weaken U.S. Derivatives Rules

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

This is little more than a brazen attempt to bully U.S. regulators into delaying and weakening U.S. rules, which, as Senator Elizabeth Warren has pointed out, must not happen.

Is the Door Opening to Criminal Prosecution of Big Banks?

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 02.16.2013 | Business
Nicholas Carroll

I don't know that Obama will lead the charge to justice. But seeing this surging wave of litigation, perhaps he will have what it takes to grab his surfboard and catch the wave.

The Age of Muscular Regulation

Karan Chadda | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business
Karan Chadda

The change in regulation hasn't just been seen in the actions of regulators. There is a new boldness in the comments they are willing to make to, and about, the industries they regulate.

Catherine New

Debt Collection Rules Fall Short For Consumers

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 10.24.2012 | Money

For the first time, a single federal government agency will oversee the debt collection industry starting next year, marking a monumental victory for ...

Groups Threaten To Sue SEC Because 'Business Is Business'

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business

* Advocates, state regulators say plan is fatally flawed * Some say they won't rule out suing SEC if changes not made * ...

Wall Street And Washington Share Millions Of Dollars, Lot Of People

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.30.2012 | Business

The close relationship between Wall Street and Washington belies their 200 mile separation and theoretically differing goals. By spending money on...

Government Interest in LIBOR Scandal?

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

As a citizen, I have a political question that I hope some independent financial expert can answer. In the LIBOR scandal we have heard about an intere...

D.M. Levine

Barclays Scandal Likely to Spread

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 07.06.2012 | Business

As the Libor manipulation scandal at British banking giant Barclays continues to escalate with the launch of a criminal probe, U.S. traders, former re...

Bad News For Major Regulator

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

* Blames weak trading volume, low investment returns * Group's top executive earned $2.7 million in 2011 * Group is rais...

Bank Regulators Still Learning To 'Like' Social Media

Reuters | Jason Wallace Suzanne Barlyn | Posted 07.29.2012 | Business

By Jason Wallace and Suzanne Barlyn (Reuters) - As the securities industry finally warms up to using social media sites such as Faceboo...

Watchdog Chasing After These Speedy Firms

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business

March 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. securities watchdog is looking at whether some high-frequency trading firms have used their close links to computerise...

U.S. Hasn't Used Public Transit Like This For A Long Time

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) - Americans took 10.4 billion trips on public transportation in 2011, the second-highest total since 1957, as gasolin...

Zach Carter

Republican Financial Regulator Goes Crying To OMB

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a signal that partisan squabbling in the nation's capital may be reaching new levels of rancor, a key Republican regulator is pursuin...

Huh? SEC Spending Millions To Make Cuts

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business

* Booz Allen consulting on SEC back-office reforms * SEC has spent more than $8.5 mln on Booz consultants * SEC's COO sa...

MF Global Trustee Pursues Client Funds Held Overseas

Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

The U.S. trustee for bankrupt MF Global Holdings Inc is working to recover $700 million of client funds held by the broker's UK affiliate for U.S. cus...

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...

Seriously Delinquent Mortgages Again On The Rise

Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Borrowers are making their mortgage payments on time more frequently compared to a year ago, but delinquency rates remain elevated as gov...

Ex-Trader Admits To Threatening To Kill Financial Regulators

Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Jennifer Golson) - A former commodities trader pleaded guilty on Monday to threatening to kill more than 40 financial regulators, including ...

Banking Groups Complain Of 'Unfair' Pay Clawbacks

Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

HuffPost Update: The FDIC approved a rule Wednesday that allows regulators to claw back up to two years of Wall Street executives' pay if they are fou...