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Why I Love My Bank Regulator

Keith Mestrich | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Keith Mestrich

Many financial sector executives are not fans of bank regulators -- to put it mildly. But I have a different perspective: I love my bank regulator. Here's why -- and why you should, too.

Time to End the Era of 'Too Big to Fail'

Chris Meyer | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Meyer

Elizabeth Warren and John McCain aren't often on the same side of a debate in Washington. But the freshman Democratic senator and the veteran Republican lawmaker do agree that banking should be simpler and safer.

Clinton-Warren for Change

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

If a ticket of two women offers economic revival and transformational change based on financial justice championed by Pope Francis, the most popular figure on the world stage, support from women would be stratospheric and many men would join them.

Kasey Varner

Charlie Rangel Getting Hammered In Dem Primary For Wall Street Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Kasey Varner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

Something new is happening in a New York Democratic primary contest: An incumbent is getting hit for being too close to Wall Street. The unlucky c...

Jon Ward

A Day With The New Populists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Populism is fashionable in Washington these days. That's for good reason. Strong currents of dissatisfaction with the nation's capit...

Morgan Stanley CEO Doesn't Believe More Bankers Should Have Gone To Jail For Financial Crisis

Reuters | Lauren Tara LaCapra | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business

By Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK, May 6 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley Chief Executive James Gorman said on Tuesday that he does not believe more banker...

We Might Have Avoided The Financial Crisis If We'd Listened To John Dingell

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

In 1999, then-Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Texas) spearheaded the effort to repeal the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act, greatly contributing to the events that led to t...

From West Virginia to Wall Street, Greed Shows the Need for Tough, Smart Regulation

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Ian Reifowitz

For Freedom Industries, all that matters is the bottom line. Their goal, like that of too many other corporations, is to have as little interference from government as possible so that they can go about their, ahem, business, as they see fit. But it's not just West Virginia where this happens.

Shahien Nasiripour

Wall Street May Win As Federal Reserve Prepares To Punt On Physical Commodities

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Big banks are poised to reap a significant victory in their fight to maintain lucrative businesses hoarding, selling and trading physical commodities ...

We Need Warren, not 'Billary' in 2016

Jane White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jane White

When it comes to the presidency we need someone who works for her constituents. Someone like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is not only uncorrupt but the brains behind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

GOP Shakedown

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The threat made by the Grumpy Obstructionist Party (GOP) is simple: "Gimme what I want or I'll kill the government." Democrats refused to pay the ransom by defunding the Affordable Care Act, so the GOP defunded the federal government.

Zach Carter

Janet Yellen's Not So Progressive Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following President Barack Obama's failed effort to install his former economic adviser Larry Summers as Federal Reserve chairman, Janet...

Warren: 'I Don't Understand The Logic' Of Congress Not Taking Action

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke on the five-year anniversary of the financial crisis, saying Congress should act to end "too big to fail" financ...

Ex-Wall Street Titan: Break Up The Banks

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has a friend in former Wall Street CEO John Reed. The former CEO of Citicorp, which merged with Travelers Insuranc...

Warren Rails On 'Pro-Corporate' Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

In a speech at an AFL-CIO convention on Sunday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) criticized the Supreme Court for being too right-wing and serving the ...

Why Senator Warren's '21st Century Glass-Steagall Act' Is Never Going to Happen

Casey Bond | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Casey Bond

Reinstating the act wouldn't instantly fix everything that's wrong with our system, but it sure would be a much-needed start -- just don't count on it ever happening.

Matt Damon Is Right

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When the great actor Matt Damon recently said that President Obama "broke up with me," he hit the jackpot of telling political truth in the eyes of many progressive Democrats and independents.

Zach Carter

Obama: Larry Summers Would Make Excellent Fed Chair

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday pushed back against rumors that his former economic adviser Larry Summers has "the inside track" among ...

There's Something About Larry (Summers)

Seriously Skewed | Posted 10.01.2013 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

Little about Washington surprises me, but one thing I could not figure out is why President Obama wants Larry Summers as Fed Chair when Summers is the worst possible candidate for the job, except maybe for Alan Greenspan?

Commodities Are Different (in a "Full World"): Part 3

John Fullerton | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
John Fullerton

Commodity market manipulation is fundamentally different and far more dangerous than the garden-variety manipulation of financial markets such as in single stock pump and dump schemes, or even the brazen manipulation of LIBOR. Nobody eats LIBOR.

Why Robert Reich Should Be the Next Fed Chair

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.27.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

On Saturday, President Obama stated that he wants the next chairman of the Federal Reserve to not just be an economic wonk but to actively promote policies that will advance the welfare of ordinary citizens. He may as well have described the resume of Robert Reich.

Summers: The Courage to Say Yes to Wall Street?

Mike Lux | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Larry Summers is the wrong guy for the wrong job at the wrong time. This pick is terrible politics and worse substance.

Want to Revive Glass-Steagall? Try This Wall of Separation Instead

Bill Frezza | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

A debate is raging on the left, the right, and even in libertarian circles on the best way to escape from the Too-Big-To-Fail quagmire. These days it ...

Conservatives and Libertarians Should Support the Return of Glass-Steagall

William K. Black | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics
William K. Black

Absent Glass-Steagall, banks could purchase anything from an aluminum company to a fast food franchise and (indirectly) fund its acquisitions and operations with federally-subsidized deposits. If you run an independent aluminum company or fast food franchise do you want to have to compete with a federally-subsidized rival?

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Schools CNBC Anchors

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.18.2013 | Business

Elizabeth Warren has a message for any television personalities questioning the merits of increased financial regulation: You’re wrong. During a...