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Jon Ward

Rand Paul Cool To Idea Of Breaking Up Big Banks, Open To Starving Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following on the breakout success of his anti-drone filibuster, expect Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to be on the lookout for other populist-th...

Bank Pay UP Despite Cutback Efforts

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

* Total 2012 compensation up 10 bln euro across 35 banks * Two thirds of banks had higher per-person compensation * EU p...

Ryan Grim

An Accidental Rainmaker For Lobbyists

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Carl Levin will be remembered as the powerful chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, a Michigan man who fiercely championed th...

'Too Big to Jail' Is a Grave Threat to Financial Stability and Economic Recovery

David Arkush | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business
David Arkush

The big news yesterday in financial services regulation is Attorney General Eric Holder's stunning statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee that some banks may be too big to prosecute.

Big Banks Big In All The Wrong Places

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

It's Official: Too Big to Fail Banks Are Too Big to Jail

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Congress has only two choices. The big banks can be nationalized and treated as public utilities. The public would pocket their profits and cover their losses. Or the big banks can be broken up, and be accountable to both the law and the market.

Amanda Terkel

Sherrod Brown, David Vitter Team Up To Break Up The Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Multi-trillion dollar financial institutions continue to get richer, exerting more and more control over both America's economy and its ...

Wall Street 2013 Subsidy = 2013 Sequester Cuts

Eric Zuesse | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Eric Zuesse

Since we've bailed out the 10 largest banks $83 billion this year alone, should they give it back to us by paying into the U.S. Treasury the amount of...

Eleazar David Melendez

Banks Could Owe HOW MUCH For Housing Boom Fraud?

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business

A verdict delivered earlier this month by a prominent federal judge heightens the prospect that the nation’s largest financial institutions will be ...

JPMorgan To Slash Thousands Of Jobs

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co plans to cut 3,000 to 4,000 jobs in its consumer bank in 2013, representing about 1.5 percent of the company'...

Bobby Jindal's Evolving Populist Pitch

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal coined a memorable post-election phrase in November when, a week after the 2012 election, he said the GOP had to stop bein...

Bad News For Goldman Workers

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc plans to begin a fresh round of job cuts as early as this week, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, w...

Big Banks Aid In Payday Loans Banned By State

www.nytimes.com | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

Major banks have quickly become behind-the-scenes allies of Internet-based payday lenders that offer short-term loans with interest rates sometimes ex...

3 Cents Of Every Tax Dollar Go To The Banks

Bloomberg View | The Editors | Posted 02.21.2013 | Business

BLOOMBERG VIEW On television, in interviews and in meetings with investors, executives of the biggest U.S. banks -- notably JPMorgan Chase & Co. Ch...

Reports: Shale Gas Bubble Looms, Aided by Wall Street

Steve Horn | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Two long-awaited reports were published today at ShaleBubble.org by the Post Carbon Institute (PCI) and the Energy Policy Forum (EPF). Together, the reports conclude that the hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") boom could lead to a "bubble burst" akin to the housing bubble burst of 2008.

Report: U.S. Banks Actually Bigger Than Entire U.S. Economy

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business

Perhaps you know about U.S. banks being too big to fail, or to jail, or to take to trial. But quite literally, you may not know the half of it. Th...

Experts: Big Banks Can Easily Dodge New European Tax

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business

* Only 11 euro zone countries to impose planned tax * UK, Swiss financial centres will be outside the scheme ...

Jamie Dimon: 'We're Doing The Right Thing'

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON and DAVID McHUGH | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland — Leading bankers at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, are on the defensive amid demands to regulate their indu...

Mark Gongloff

Warren Buffett: 'The Banks Will Not Get This Country In Trouble, I Guarantee It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.11.2013 | Business

Warren Buffett is the Oracle of Omaha, a national treasure, our Yoda grandpa of investing, so we should probably just take his word for it when he say...

The Flow of Money in New York State Politics

Ana Komnenic | Posted 03.02.2013 | New York
Ana Komnenic

The logic behind the Citizen's United ruling was that people, corporations, and organizations have the right to free speech. However, disclosure reports indicate that donors often contribute to such a wide range of political candidates and parties that their money goes to contradicting ideologies.

Banks Hit With Laughably Small Fines

AP | Posted 12.27.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority says five of the country's largest banks will pay $4.5 million to settle claims they used mu...

What Banks Won't Tell You About Their Sweetheart Deal With the Fed

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 12.20.2012 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

The beauty of supply-side economics, is that just when you start to believe that it might actually be theoretically true, there's always reality that breaks that fantasy.

Big Bank Receives Adorable Mini Fine

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business

By Jed Horowitz Dec 19 (Reuters) - A U.S. regulator fined Deutsche Bank Securities $1.25 million and censured it for o...

Is the Door Opening to Criminal Prosecution of Big Banks?

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 02.16.2013 | Business
Nicholas Carroll

I don't know that Obama will lead the charge to justice. But seeing this surging wave of litigation, perhaps he will have what it takes to grab his surfboard and catch the wave.

Why We Can't Counter Corporate Power by Being Better Shoppers

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

Choosing independent businesses and local financial institutions is a great idea. But a purely consumer-oriented response won't get us where we need to go, in part because it fails to fully grapple with how we got here in the first place.