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Congressional Watchdog To Investigate Wall Street Regulation

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. watchdog agency is preparing to investigate whether the Federal Reserve and other regulators are too soft on the banks the...

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...

Don't Be Fooled by Bogus 'Harvard' Paper

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

Wall Street and its allies are once again pretending to care about community banks while trying to roll back financial reform to help, you guessed it, Wall Street. But, don't be fooled by industry's spin on this so-called "study."

Zach Carter

Congress Revives Gingrich-Era Law To Thwart Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress aim to revamp an anti-regulatory law from the Newt Gingrich era in an effort to paralyze new financial, environm...

Zach Carter

Senate Democrats Join GOP Attack On Financial and Environmental Regulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four Senate Democrats are working with Republicans to help the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other GOP-affiliated lobbying groups undermi...

Zach Carter

Jim Himes Thinks Deregulating $100 Billion In Risky Debt Is 'A Tweak

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) on Thursday defended an 11-point Wall Street deregulation bill that his own party defeated on the House floor t...

Brinksmanship and the Return of Financial Crisis

Wallace Turbeville | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Wallace Turbeville

A government shutdown once again loomed, and familiar deadlines and ultimatums flew around Washington. And Congress just used the threat to loosen the rules created in the wake of the financial crisis, a victory for Wall Street banks in their constant and well-funded campaign against reform.

Zach Carter

House Votes To Audit The Fed... And Deregulate Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to audit the Federal Reserve on Wednesday, a broadly bipartisan call for financial ref...

Obama Says 'Further Reforms' Needed To Rein In Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama believes additional reforms are needed to rein in the excesses of Wall Street some six years after the financial crisis plunged...

From West Virginia to Wall Street, Greed Shows the Need for Tough, Smart Regulation

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Ian Reifowitz

For Freedom Industries, all that matters is the bottom line. Their goal, like that of too many other corporations, is to have as little interference from government as possible so that they can go about their, ahem, business, as they see fit. But it's not just West Virginia where this happens.

Politico Celebrates Washington's Imaginary Victory Over Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

We did it, America! Our broke, dysfunctional government has somehow pulled itself together long enough to soundly defeat powerful, wealthy Wall Street...

Academics Who Defend Wall St. Also Get Paid By Wall St.

The New York Times | Posted 12.28.2013 | Business

Signs of the energy business are inescapable in and around Houston — the pipelines, refineries and tankers that crowd the harbor, and the gleaming o...

Michael McAuliff

House Votes To Exempt Firms Like Bain Capital From Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives used one of its few remaining legislative days in 2013 to pass a measure Wednesday that would exempt privat...

Zach Carter

Wall Street Deregulation Likely To Attract Bipartisan Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the drama surrounding a government shutdown abates, the House of Representatives expects to take up legislation to expand taxpayer ...

Obama Feels 'Urgency' Over Key Wall Street Reforms

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to communicate a "sense of urgency" about finishing new rules for Wall Street when he me...

Zach Carter

'It's Christmas in July for Wall Street'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Appropriations Committee approved an agriculture budgeting bill last month that would significantly restructure the U.S. bank ...

'Moral Moral Hazard,' the SEC and the Restoration of Wall Street Values

Michael A. Santoro | Posted 09.01.2013 | Business
Michael A. Santoro

A big reason behind the continuing mentality of denial with respect to questions of ethics on Wall Street is quite simply that Wall Street has been able to buy off any finding of culpability.

The Federal Government's Ongoing Struggle to Enforce Banking Reforms

Susie J. Pak | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Susie J. Pak

As the regulations created by Dodd-Frank are chipped away, many are asking why the federal government is unable to enforce banking reforms even after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Wall Street Re-Deregulation? Already?

Brad Miller | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Brad Miller

Has public opinion about Wall Street really changed so dramatically so quickly? Public opinion has not shifted, but with the public's attention now diverted, the political calculation has.

Why Democrats Can't Be Trusted to Control Wall Street

Robert Reich | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

All these men are honorable. None has broken any law. But they and their ilk in congress -- the Democrats who are now rolling back Dodd-Frank -- don't seem to appreciate the extent to which Wall Street has harmed, and continues to harm, America.

Zach Carter

House Dems Embrace Wall Street Deregulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just one day after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote a letter urging lawmakers to reject a slate of Wall Street deregulation measures, n...

Zach Carter

Wall Street's Political Payouts Higher For Those Voting To Deregulate

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The recent Wall Street deregulation push in Congress has been fueled by a significant disparity in campaign donations from big banks: Me...

Zach Carter

Dem On New Derivative Rules: 'This Could Come Back And Haunt You'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House Committee approved six new bills to deregulate Wall Street derivatives on Wednesday, advancing legislation that would expand tax...

What President Obama Must Do In His Second Term To Protect Main Street From Wall Street

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

The goal of a safer, sounder financial system, one that is less prone to crisis and failure and eliminates or dramatically reduces the need for taxpayer bailouts, is achievable. This is what the American people voted for last November. This is the president's clear mandate.

Government Power in the Balance

D. Robert Worley | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

When in office, Wilson carried out a policy blend of trust-busting and regulation and signed the Clayton Act (1914) strengthening anti-trust law. But what does all of this have to do with today?