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Senate Financial Reform Bill

Ending Interconnectedness: It's Already in the Bill

SAFER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jane D'Arista University of Massachusetts, Amherst, SAFER On the eve of the proposed debate on the Restoring Financial Stab...

Sam Stein

Harry Reid Plans Second Wall Street Reform Vote For Tuesday | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is proceeding quickly with a second vote on Wall Street reform legislation, bringing a bill to the floor of...

Wall Street and Health Insurers: The Hubris of Greed

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Miles J. Zaremski

If Main Street does not speak up loudly and constantly like it did for health care reform, it will only have itself to blame.

Ryan Grim

Harry Reid Forces Filibustering GOP Senators To Come To The Floor | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats are using a variety of parliamentary maneuvers to make obstructing Wall Street reform difficult for the GOP. Senate Majority Leader Harry Re...

Financial Reform: Banks Still Have Billions At Stake As Bill Nears

BusinessWeek | Robert Schmidt and Ian Kats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

June 21 (Bloomberg) -- While Congress puts finishing touches on its financial-regulatory overhaul, Wall Street lobbyists are preparing for a new battl...

Sheila Bair, FDIC Chief: Reform Bill Will Make Bailouts 'Impossible'

American Banker | Rob Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Would this bill perpetuate bailouts? SHEILA BAIR: The status quo is bailouts. That's what we have now. If you don't do anything, you are going to kee...

Financial Reform: Five Ways To Tell If The Lobbyists Are Winning

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Back in action after its two-week recess, Congress will soon take up its latest daunting legislative battle: rewriting the rules of the American finan...

Obama Administration To Big Bank Chiefs: Stop Lobbying Against Financial Reform

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The White House is putting the full-court press on the financial industry to get it to stop resisting financial reform efforts that are making their w...

Volcker Optimistic About Financial Reform Bill

Reuters | Jonathan Spicer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reuters) - There is a good chance that a sweeping U.S. financial reform bill will be passed in a "reasonable form," White House economic adviser Paul ...

Ryan Grim

Senate Dems Will Fight For Volcker Rule In Conference Negotiations: Merkley | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate approved its Wall Street reform package on Thursday night without including a critical amendment, cosponsored by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore....

CNBC's Kudlow: Dodd Bill Is 'Terrific Free Market Reform'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Free market champion and CNBC host Larry Kudlow thinks that the Dodd financial reform bill will zip through Congress. In a panel segment featuring s...

Wall Street's Reaction To Financial Reform: 'A Sigh Of Relief'

New York Times | ERIC DASH and NELSON D. SCHWARTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The financial reform legislation making its way through Congress has Wall Street executives privately relieved that the bill does not do more to funda...

The Volcker Rule: Bank Lobbyists Fight To Change 'Must' To 'May'

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As you may just have heard the devil is in the details. Or, in the case of the latest push to reform Wall Street, the devil is in whether or not the d...

Deep Sixing Derivatives Reform: Stop the Cave-in!

SAFER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jane D'Arista and Gerald Epstein SAFER and Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), University of Massachusetts, Amherst Senator Dodd has filed a...

Let's Eliminate the Auto-Loan Loophole

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Keith Ellison

It should come as no surprise that the auto loans are incredibly profitable for the industry -- more than half of Ford Motor Company's $2.7 billion 2009 profit came from its financing arm.

Shelby Aide Tells Senator What CFPA Is, Dodd Says Consumer Agency Still In Reform Bill (VIDEO)

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Ben Protess and Danielle IvoryHuffington Post Investigative Fund WATCH: Has President Obama's plan to create a new consumer financial protection...