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Wall Street Reform

Here's Why Obama's New Wall Street Rule Is A Great Idea

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

Most retirement advisers aren't required to give advice or pick investments in the best interest of their clients. This simple fact surprises most pe...

Hillary Clinton Is Done Pretending Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Exist

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton used to avoid uttering the name of her main rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt...

On Wall Street Reform, Bernie Sanders Is the Democrat and Clinton is the Republican

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

In 2016, only Bernie Sanders wants to address the structural issues leading to the financial crisis, while POLITICO once referred to Hillary Clinton as "Wall Street Republicans' dark secret."

Sanders' Plan To Reform The Fed Exposes A Democratic Rift On Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics

The Federal Reserve is becoming the focal point of a longstanding divide between more business-friendly Democrats and the party’s populist bran...

Elizabeth Warren Praises Aspects Of Hillary Clinton's Wall Street Reform Plan

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

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Obama Won't Tolerate Wall Street Gifts, Treasury Secretary Says

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Tuesday warned Congress against attempting to slip financial deregulation efforts into must-pass ye...

Dozens Of Democrats Are About To Side With Racist Car Dealers

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dozens of House Democrats are expected to vote this week in favor of legislation that would open the door to racial discrimination...

Payday Lenders Hoping for a Grand Old Party in 2016

Karl Frisch | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Payday lenders spent more than $15 million during the last election to lobby and elect Members of Congress. If the CFPB comes down hard on the industry with tough new rules as is expected, you can bet they will spend even more during this election.

Elizabeth Warren Won The First Democratic Debate

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. Pundits say Hillary Clinton won the first Democratic presidential debate. Online polls and focus groups say Bernie S...

How the Elizabeth Warren Wing Shifted Tuesday's Democratic Debate (Video)

Adam Green | Posted 10.10.2015 | Politics
Adam Green

As Democrats get ready for a presidential debate in Las Vegas, it's clear that the Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics has fundamentally shifted the ground on which candidates will stand Tuesday night.

In Search of Elizabeth Warren

Llewellyn King | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Warren has star power. She is a natural at the podium, and revels in it. At least she did at Suffolk, where the cognoscenti came out to roar their affirmation every time she threw them some red meat, which she did often.

Must-Read Investigative Report Highlights Wall Street's Latest Lobbying to Avoid Key Financial Reforms

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Reuters' Charles Levinson has written a must-read investigative report on Wall Street's latest scheme to avoid critically important financial reforms: change a few words in their derivatives contracts and pretend that they are not guaranteeing their overseas affiliates.

Republicans Gut Wall Street Reforms In Must-Pass Spending Bill

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to pass a $20.6 billion spending bill that would decimate President Barack Obama's s...

As Wall Street Reform Turns 5, Fight Continues to Protect CFPB

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Ed Mierzwinski

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the fourth birthday of its signature CFPB. CFPB is the little agency Wall Street banks, credit bureaus, debt collectors and payday lenders love to hate because it works for consumers, not them.

Monetary Reform and Some July 4th Thoughts

Stephen Zarlenga | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Stephen Zarlenga

The continuing crisis for many millions of our people gives an important opportunity to reform our monetary system and eliminate the privilege banks have to create what we use for money, when they extend loans; to eliminate their power to cause financial crises and obscenely concentrate wealth into undeserving hands.

Yes, We Should Dump Hamilton from the $10 Bill -- And Here's Why

Andrei Cherny | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Andrei Cherny

Alexander Hamilton's ethos and approach represent so much of what has gone wrong in a financial industry that has gone "upstream" in its client base and focus. Replacing him would not only make way for a woman, it might just spark a needed wake-up call for Wall Street.

Currency of Banking Isn't Dollars - It's Trust

Keith Mestrich | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Keith Mestrich

When five of the world's biggest banks were busted this week for manipulating the cost of dollars and euros, they did more than violate antitrust laws. They violated the public trust.

Elizabeth Warren's Comprehensive Wall Street Reform Agenda

Mike Lux | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

Warren's series of proposed reforms would be a major and much needed boost to an economy still held down by the Wall Street abuses that brought on the collapse of the massive housing bubble, the 2008 financial collapse, and the hardest hitting economic slowdown since the Great Depression.

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Hammers The Endless Failures Of Wall Street Regulators

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) assailed the nation's top bank regulators on Wednesday for coddling Wall Street offenders and ducking th...

Zach Carter

House Republicans Hand Warren Buffett Big Win On Expensive Loans To The Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans approved a set of lucrative perks for Warren Buffett on Tuesday, passing legislation to help his mobile home empire se...

Republicans Attack Wall Street Reform In Budget Plan

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers took aim at the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law Tuesday, unveiling a plan...

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi Claims Mantle Of Minority 'Weaver' In New Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans may control Congress for the next two years, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is already showing the GOP --...

Zach Carter

House Republicans Approve New Perk For Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Wednesday pushed through a bill that would delay a key section of the Volcker Rule, ignoring staunch opposition fro...

Elizabeth Warren's Economic Agenda

Mike Lux | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

This is exactly the kind of comprehensive agenda that this country needs -- a populist economic agenda that would create more jobs, get working people significant raises, and deal with the deep structural flaws in our economic system that have developed over the last 35 years.

Zach Carter

Democrats Knock Down GOP Bill To Delay Wall Street Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats on Wednesday knocked down a GOP bill that would have delayed a key Wall Street reform known as the Volcker Rule, stunnin...