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Financial Lobby

It Pays To Oppose The Volcker Rule

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

Why haven't more lawmakers insisted on strict financial regulation? Maybe because that's not where the money is. Members of Congress who have calle...

Wall Street Lobbyists Could Severely Weaken Derivative Regulation

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

Wall Street lobbyists are trying hard to weaken the extent to which the government can police a practice that played a central role in the 2008 financ...

Financial Sector A Bigger Share Of Economy Now Than Before The Crisis

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

The financial industry may have taken a hit during the Great Recession. But relative to the overall economy, it's bigger now than it was before Lehman...

Financial Reform: Why The Bill May Actually Be Getting STRONGER

tnr.com | Noam Scheiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The reason the recent developments are so remarkable is that all reforms tend to weaken as they get closer to passage, as legislators hash out comprom...

Financial Reform: Five Ways To Tell If The Lobbyists Are Winning

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Back in action after its two-week recess, Congress will soon take up its latest daunting legislative battle: rewriting the rules of the American finan...

Obama And The Banks: No Real Consensus On Financial Reform

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — After meeting with bank executives, President Barack Obama noted "a big gap" between the CEOs and their lobbyists on his campaign t...