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Workers of the World Unite -- With Shareholders

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In the wake of Wall Street recklessness that caused economic collapse, Congress gave shareholders and citizens Dodd-Frank to help them constrain self-dealing corporate executives. The 99% Coalition and shareholders are working with those tools even as Republicans vow to take them away.

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Major Romney Donor Accuses Obama Of Demonizing Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

Lewis Eisenberg, the Florida co-chairman of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, told The Huffington Post on Wednesday, "In the current atmosphere, th...

Both Sides Now: Spitzer-Matalin on Chase Chastened & Bain Targeted

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgEliot & Mary debate how a bad bet in London -- shades of AIG! -- produced "told you sos" from those wanting a strong Volcker Rule. Is Regulation still evil? Then: the two debate opening partisan attacks on Bain and Debt.

Don't Get Fooled Again

Taylor Lincoln | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Taylor Lincoln

The JPMorgan episode may be the warning that Congress needs to return to its role of protecting the public rather than coddling the banks. But it also raises a question: How many times does a lesson have to be taught before it is learned?

Wall Street to Obama: Thanks for Saving Our Jobs and Bonuses, Now F*** Off

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Now that President Obama's views on gay marriage have "evolved," it's time for his views on Wall Street to likewise "evolve" and for Obama to forcefully campaign to break the stranglehold of Too Big To Fail banks on the economy.

The Dog That Didn't Bark: Obama on JPMorgan

Robert Reich | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Obama does have a choice. He can assail Romney's character but he can also take on the system that allows private-equity managers, as well as Wall Street's biggest banks, to continue to make huge profits at the expense of average Americans.

What Makes You Madder: JPMorgan's Recklessness or the Fed's Cluelessness?

Jane White | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business
Jane White

We not only need to rein the banks in but we've got to delegate the responsibility for measuring household wealth -- and hopefully come up with ways to boost it -- to an agency that's more in touch with "the 99%."

Zach Carter

Obama's Quandry: Bashing Blundering Banks While Courting Wall Street Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's response to JPMorgan Chase's spectacular trading failure underscores a persistent tension in his presidency -- ...

Banks Push For Trading Loophole, Would Allow For More Whale Fails

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

U.S. banks might act worried about how JPMorgan Chase's trading pratfall will lead to tighter regulations on their own risky bets, but they've already...

Ben Hallman

Early CFPB Reforms Disappoint Activists

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

When the framers of the national mortgage settlement agreed to let the deal expire in three-and-a-half years, it was with the assumption that the Cons...

Will JPMorgan's Loss Provide a Win for Wall Street Reform?

Barbara Roper | Posted 07.14.2012 | Business
Barbara Roper

While regulation comes with a significant price tag, those costs pale beside the losses that banks can incur when left to their own devices. Will regulators take the hint that the cost-benefit fight is one they can win?

JP Morgan's Loss Could Be America's Gain

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 07.13.2012 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

The public opprobrium directed at Wall Street throughout 2008 and 2009 met with no satisfactory reformist result. That leaves us with Occupy Wall Street as the only viable option of steering the nation off the course of permanent high unemployment, low wages, and a shredded social safety net.

Zach Carter

Barney Frank Lays Into House Republican On Jobs, Wall Street Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) lit into Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on Sunday, when both appeared on ABC's "This Week." The show sta...

D.M. Levine

On Wall Street, Nothing Has Changed

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 05.11.2012 | Business

If you thought Wall Street had learned its lesson four years after the global financial crisis, JPMorgan Chase's $2 billion trading debacle suggests y...

The Daily Szep -- Jamie Dimon Looking for Dodd-Frank

Paul Szep | Posted 07.11.2012 | Business
Paul Szep

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Mark Gongloff

3 Ways Dodd-Frank Could Have Saved JPMorgan $2 Billion

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.11.2012 | Business

Somebody throw some water on the irony meter because it's burning up: JPMorgan could have been spared the embarrassment and pain of its $2 billion tra...

Saving Face or Saving Lives? When Will Obama Lead?

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

I'm running against President Obama as a candidate for the nomination of the Americans Elect platform. But I have deep respect for him as a person an...

The SAFE Banking Act Will Do What Financial Regulators Thus Far Have Not

Micah Hauptman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business
Micah Hauptman

Preventing banks from becoming so large, complex, and interconnected that their failure would ravage the economy is the safest guarantee against a future "too big to fail"-driven financial crisis.

Matt Taibbi: How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform

Rolling Stone | Posted 05.10.2012 | Business

Two years ago, when he signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, President Barack Obama bragged that he'd dealt a crushing...

Paul Ryan: Paul Ryan Is Totally Wrong About Bank Reform

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.10.2012 | Business

Who is that handsome socialist from Wisconsin, and what has he done with Rep. Paul Ryan? A Bloomberg View piece on Wednesday in support of the Volc...

Loren Berlin

JPMorgan Chase Whistleblower: 'Essentially Suicide' To Stand Up To Bank

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

When Linda Almonte alerted her boss at JPMorgan Chase about potential fraud in a major deal she was helping to close, she expected him to applaud her ...

Don't Know Much About History

Marty Kaplan | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

If more people were paying even a modicum of attention to the past, the economic debate in the 2012 presidential campaign wouldn't be between one political party beholden to big money that dreamily depicts investment bankers and oligarchs as jobs creators, and another political party, also beholden to big money, that wants applause for fixing the problem. If more people remembered which policies worked and which failed during the Depression then the jobs debate in this election wouldn't be about austerity and deficits, it would be about stimulating short-term demand and making long-term investments in education, research and infrastructure.

Bank CEOs Air Grievances With Dodd-Frank

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

* Bank CEOs express concerns about Dodd-Frank rules * Fed's Tarullo listens but does not respond at meeting * Stress tes...

Goldman: This Regulation Will Kill 300,000 Jobs

Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

By now, we're almost as sick of writing about Wall Street fighting new regulation as you are of reading it. It's always the same thing: Wah, we're big...

Jason Linkins

Wall Streeter Wants Obama To Give Moving Speech About How Awesome Rich People Are, To Cure Hurt Feelings

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

Team Obama Re-Elect has been having a difficult time courting big Wall Street donors this election cycle, mainly because President Barack Obama has, at times, intimated that the wreck of the global economy may have had something to do with some sort of widespread misrule among members of the financial industry. Meanwhile, corporate America has been posting record profits, the the Dow Jones Industrial Average is (perhaps ominously) back to its pre-recession levels, and, of course, no one has actually been punished for that time the global economy nearly died in a ditch. But gads! The whining! It remains. So what's Obama to do?