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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...

Zach Carter

Democrats Rail Against GOP Bill To Delay Volcker Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats Wednesday ripped a GOP bill to delay a key Wall Street reform, raising the stakes of what Republican leaders had...

Elizabeth Warren For President Goes Viral: Watch Out Hillary, Wall Street, and Corporate Republicans and Democrats

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Proving Warren's point that opposition to Wall Street bailouts and crony capitalism is not just a left-right issue, even some conservatives are saying positive things about Warren's speech.

Samantha Lachman

Conservatives Grudgingly Praise Warren, Pelosi For Opposing 'Wall Street Giveaway'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some conservatives have acknowledged that they have ideologically more in common than they would like to admit with Sen. Elizabeth Warre...

Jennifer Bendery

Congressman Goes MIA After Tucking Wall Street Bailout Into Government Spending Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For all the anger among progressives about a Wall Street bailout provision that made its way into the just-passed $1.1 trillion governme...

The Speech That Could Make Elizabeth Warren the Next President of the United States

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Elizabeth Warren represents a new politics in which, by challenging the power of the oligarchy, she has the potential of reclaiming the white working class for Democrats and uniting them with the coalition of professionals, single women, gays and minorities who elected Obama.

Zach Carter

Why Mitch McConnell Plans To Troll Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), looking forward to a GOP Senate majority, laid out the Republicans' 2015 financial policy platform: trolli...

Secret Recordings Expose The True Relationship Between Goldman And The NY Fed

ProPublica | Jake Bernstein | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business

Barely a year removed from the devastation of the 2008 financial crisis, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York faced a crossroads. Con...

Silicon Valley Should Care About What Wall Street Is Doing in Washington

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 11.16.2014 | Technology
Dennis M. Kelleher

The sad truth is that we haven't done nearly enough to reform the financial system to prevent another cataclysmic crash, end rampant predatory behavior, restore investor confidence and protect taxpayers, companies and the federal treasury.

What Do Banks Have to Hide From CFPB's Efforts to 'Make the Market for Credit Work Better'?

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Ed Mierzwinski

This month, two different but powerful Wall Street bank lobbies launched self-serving attacks on the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau's most recent efforts to make banking markets more transparent. What do the banks have to hide?

Wall Street's Too-Big-to-Fail Banks Still Trying to Get Taxpayer Bailouts

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 10.06.2014 | Money
Dennis M. Kelleher

The problem is that Wall Street's biggest banks don't want to have to go into bankruptcy if they fail. They want U.S. taxpayers to bail them out like what happened in 2008-2009. They want to keep their jobs, bonuses and reckless gambling.

Zach Carter

Why Barney Frank Thinks Democrats Will Wrest Corporate America From The GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional battles over the Export-Import Bank and terrorism insurance are an opportunity for Democrats to win back corporate elites ...

Zach Carter

How Chuck Schumer Accidentally Built The Wall Street Reform Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

DETROIT AND WASHINGTON -- They call him "Wall Street Chuck" on Capitol Hill. He has raised at least $70 million from the financial sector for the Demo...