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Out of the Shadows and Into the Light

Daniel L. Doctoroff | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Daniel L. Doctoroff

In the post-Dodd-Frank world, transparency should not be thwarted, access to immediately free market data should not be reduced, and retail investors should not have less protections.

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...

Eleazar David Melendez

Market Regulator Considers Watering Down Rules Meant To Prevent Another Collapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

The federal regulator overseeing trading in derivatives -- an opaque realm worth hundreds of trillions of dollars at the center of the global financia...

Eleazar David Melendez

Trade Group To Consider Banning Jon Corzine From Trading

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business

A private regulatory body will consider on Wednesday whether it should ban former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine from putting other's people money at ris...

Energy Secretary Chu Resigns Leaving Oil Markets in Turmoil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Energy, be it oil, natural gas or coal, involves core commodities to the functioning of our economic viability, and here the Department of Energy under Chu's tutelage has approached disaster.

Goldman Receives Fine That WIll Take It 24 Minutes To Pay Off

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

Who says the government is going easy on Wall Street? Goldman Sachs just got slapped with such a huge fine that the firm might have to miss an entire ...

Government Goes After Prediction Markets and Research

David Rothschild | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
David Rothschild

Intrade goes to great lengths to transparently define the contracts in their markets for hosts of potential pitfalls: candidate deaths, calling outcomes, etc. The investors in this market are fully aware of what they are trading and the risks associate with that.

'This Was A Real Cover-Up'

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business

* Deutsche Bank regulatory chief faces questions at Berlin hearing * Deutsche Bank has made provisions for Libor probe - board member...

Senators To Tim Geithner: You've Done Nothing To 'Diminish' Libor Rigging

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

By Douwe Miedema LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Two Republican senators said on Wednesday they would block the confirmation of the head of...

You MIght Just End Up Losing More Money Hiding Losses On A Losing Bet

Reuters | Posted 01.10.2013 | Business

Nov 10 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc is in settlement talks with the U.S. government over an $8.3 billion position that one of the investment ...

Looks Like No One Wil Face Criminal Charges For MF Global Meltdown

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

* Prosecutors met with former CEO Jon Corzine-sources * Criminal case still appears unlikely * Move paves way for civil ...

Banks in Collusion With the Fed Shamelessly Spike Up Price of Oil/Gasoline

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Today, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will be testifying before a House Financial Services Committee. Would it not be timely if he were asked about the role the Fed plays in facilitating the bank holding companies to hold sway in the oil market?

Top U.S. Regulator On Libor Scandal: 'We're All Losers'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.13.2012 | Business

You may not do any banking in London. You may not have ever been to London. But Gary Gensler is pretty sure the London interbank offering rate affects...

Feds Approve New Rules In Wake Of MF Global, Peregrine Scandals

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business

* "Corzine rule" requires top execs to approve withdrawals * Brokers must notify regulators before large withdrawals * M...

D.M. Levine

'I Thought This Could Never Happen Again'

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 07.12.2012 | Business

When commodities brokerage firm MF Global collapsed last October, losing $1.6 billion in customer funds in the process, Christopher Dickerson was sure...

Incriminating Emails Reveal Incredibly Dumb Banker Behavior

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

When will bankers learn to stop sending each other dumb emails? The Barclays settlement on Wednesday of accusations it manipulated a key interest...

D.M. Levine

Traders Probed For Buying And Selling To Selves

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

U.S. regulators are reportedly probing whether high-frequency trading firms have been conducting transactions with themselves in a potentially illegal...

D.M. Levine

Are There Too Many Stock Exchanges?

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

As stock market officials sound the alarm about rattled investor confidence in the wake of the botched Facebook initial public offering last month, so...

D.M. Levine

Market Regulator: We're Failing To Catch The 'Cheetahs'

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

Regulators are trying to catch up with the "cheetahs." That's the nickname bestowed upon high-frequency traders by Bart Chilton, a commissioner at the...

Most MF Global Execs Are Off The Hook For That Missing $1.6 Billion

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.12.2012 | Business

When $1.6 billion of customer money goes missing, you'd think it would be easier to punish someone for it. Not so at MF Global, the brokerage firm ...

Dream Team of Bank Regulators Is Forgetting an Important Player

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.11.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Just recently, Washington announced the creation of a "dream team" of financial regulators, called the Systemic Risk Council. Great idea, but here's a question: Why was the current chairwoman of the SEC, Mary Schapiro, not included?

Barney Frank: Republican Lawmakers Have 'Terrible Priorities'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

A proposal to slash funding for a major financial regulator is being met with strong criticism. Representative Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democr...

Top Regulator: Congress 'Sides With Wall Street'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

In the ongoing struggle to shield ordinary Americans from the risks and excesses of big banks, Congress can be counted on to stand with... the big ban...

Schneiderman: Group Tasked With Probing Mortgage Crisis Needs 'More Resources'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.25.2012 | Business

When it comes to getting to the bottom of the financial crisis, it seems everyone could use a little bit more help. A government task force known a...

Regulator Seeks Advice On Watering Down Volcker Rule

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business

* US CFTC to examine hedging, market-making exemptions * Rule received new scrutiny since JPMorgan trading loss * Sheila...