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Obama's Corzine Problem

Charles Gasparino | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business
Charles Gasparino

Just a few months ago Jon Corzine was on the short list to be Treasury Secretary, but now he's ignoring a request to testify before a subcommittee investigating the demise MF Global and setting up a showdown that could have major implications for the president's re-election.

When Times Are Tough, True Leaders Emerge

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 01.28.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Those who are called to leadership when times are tough will be searching for allies and ideas from all sectors. They face a disgruntled, angry and dispirited public that has lost faith in its political and financial leaders.

What the Occupy Movement and Mobile Means for Banking

Brett King | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business
Brett King

The Occupy Movement has emphasized our changing 'trust' in the big banks. Mobile is changing the way we interact day-to-day. But how are these two ele...

A Massive Positive Impact Potential: 5 Reasons Colleges and Universities Should Move Their Money

Zoe Mendelson | Posted 01.18.2012 | College
Zoe Mendelson

By keeping their massive endowments in big banks, colleges inherently support the behaviors of those banks and everything those banks invest in. And those things happen to constitute the seeds sowed from which we now reap this crisis.

My Latest Preoccupation

Marian Salzman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Salzman

Ladies and gentlemen of the Preoccupied movement, allow me to redirect your attention to another location, because Wall Street is getting stale (word ...

GOP Congressman Struggles To Manage Second Career As Banker

Reuters | Scot J. Paltrow | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Gingrey was an obstetrician and proudly reports on his website that he has delivered 5,200 babies. He is a politician, representing Georgia's 11th con...

What the Death Penalty and Foreclosure Have in Common (You Will Be Surprised)

Adam Levin | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously found the death penalty harsh and random because different states applied different rules at various times when deciding whom they would execute. In a way, the foreclosure crisis is similarly harsh and random.

The Last Enclaves of Banking Freedom

Bruce Fein | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business
Bruce Fein

The sole enclaves of banking choice now are Native American tribes endowed with sovereign powers pursuant to treaties or otherwise.

Fighting Back: My Bill to Prohibit Fees on Debit Cards

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business
Rep. David Cicilline

Charging hardworking families a monthly fee for them to use their own money to purchase ordinary necessities is outrageous and it needs to stop.

Big Banks' Latest Problem? They're Sitting On Too Much Cash

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

The economy is only barely growing, making some consumers and businesses skittish about taking out loans and with banks not lending that money out, it...

Global Regulators Ease Rules To Boost Trade With Low-Income Countries

Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

LONDON/PARIS, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Global banking regulators eased their capital reserves rules on Tuesday to boost trade with low-income countries,...

The Consumers' Role in CFPB Supervision

Kevin L. Petrasic | Posted 12.24.2011 | Business
Kevin L. Petrasic

Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released Version 1.0 of its Supervision and Examination Manual. The Manual represents perhaps the single most important document that will be issued by the new CFPB.

The Volcker Rule -- What Does it Mean?

Kevin L. Petrasic | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business
Kevin L. Petrasic

The challenge is how to make our banks and our banking system stronger with the right dose of regulatory medicine. Too little will be ineffectual and too much may produce more complications than benefits.

Too Big to Care: All Out of Love with Bank of America

Martha Flumenbaum | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business
Martha Flumenbaum

Sorry, Bank of America. Could have been so beautiful. Could have been so right. But I'm not paying $5 a month to spend my own money. It's your loss.

Bank of America: The Wrong Kind of Responsive

John Bates | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business
John Bates

Anti-regulation pundits immediately blamed the Dodd-Frank Act; and presumably this was part of the reason for the debit card decision. But this is the wrong kind of responsive.

Obama, Geithner, and the Next Financial Crisis

Robert Kuttner | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

Populist rhetoric when angry people are in the streets demanding accountability for bankers is a start, but talk is cheap. If the banking mess turns critical again, we will see what this president has learned, and what he is made of.

Heavy Traffic and New Computer System Disrupted Web Site, Bank of America Says

The New York Times | Nelson D. Schwartz | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

After nearly a week of interruptions and slowdowns that made its Web site inaccessible at times, Bank of America said Wednesday the problems stemmed f...

Banks Have Bigger Worries Than Occupy Wall Street

Charles Gasparino | Posted 12.04.2011 | Business
Charles Gasparino

The Wall Street protesters and their barely discernible message that seems to want to hold bankers accountable for the 2008 financial collapse is attracting lots of press attention, but inside the big firms, senior executives have barely noticed.

The Lost Profession of Banking

John Fullerton | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business
John Fullerton

The time has come for an intelligent, independently-governed, public infrastructure bank, ideally partnering with real banks that see their public purpose as a profession, focused on productive lending in the real economy.

A Manifesto For Better Banking

Carne Ross | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business
Carne Ross

The banking system is both a cause and an intrinsic part of our current economic and political crisis. Here are some suggestions for a manifesto for the Occupy Wall Street protests currently taking place.

10 Companies With The Best Customer Experience

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

Some companies are just better at making sure customers feel good. And there is a whole industry based around maximizing customer experience at "a...

Capital One Merger Presents Federal Reserve With 'Too Big To Fail' Test

Posted 11.18.2011 | Business

(ALEXANDRA ALPER, Reuters) - Consumer groups will try to convince the Federal Reserve this week that rubber stamping the Capital One Financial Cor...

Real Financial Reform

Harry L. Langer | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business
Harry L. Langer

Although they perform certain beneficial financial and capital market and merger services, Wall Street houses, financial institutions, and hedge and equity funds must be regulated in the public interest.

Roosevelt Explains It All to You, and to Obama

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock

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Who Is The Best Person To Run Bank Of America?

Charles Gasparino | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business
Charles Gasparino

If the saga of Bank of America, the country's largest and most troubled bank, were to be made into a movie, its title would have to be "The Dumbest Men in the Room," starring its half-witted chief executive officer and board of directors.