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Obama's Top Wall Street Ally Sets Record Straight On The Shutdown's Economic Impact

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.16.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Robert Wolf, former chairman of the Americas for UBS, joined HuffPost Live to discuss the shutdown and its economic impact. ...

Obama To Wall Street: You Should Be Scared

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A self-described "exasperated" President Barack Obama told Wall Street CEOs on Wednesday that they should not take for granted that the ...

Obama Urges Renewed Focus On Wall Street Reform

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Passage of a sweeping overhaul of Wall Street regulations in 2010 was a hallmark of President Barack Obama's first term. Three years lat...

Obama Feels 'Urgency' Over Key Wall Street Reforms

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to communicate a "sense of urgency" about finishing new rules for Wall Street when he me...

Obama To Meet With Financial Regulators Over Wall Street Reform Law

Reuters | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will sit down with the leading U.S. financial market regulator...

Why Democrats Wasted The Wall Street Meltdown

The New Republic | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Americans believe that they have the world's freest and best political system; it's just the government and the people who run it that they despise....

A Pathological Moral Environment

Mike Lux | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

If this deadly dynamic isn't solved -- if the biggest banks aren't broken up, if the Department of Justice doesn't start prosecuting crime in the financial sector -- our country will in the not too distant future see a financial crisis far worse than in 2008.

President Obama: Driving on Cruise Control

John Bruhns | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
John Bruhns

The president strikes me as a man of good character. He is a family man and an admirable, inspirational person. However, it has become increasingly difficult to decipher where the president stands politically.

What President Obama Must Do In His Second Term To Protect Main Street From Wall Street

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

The goal of a safer, sounder financial system, one that is less prone to crisis and failure and eliminates or dramatically reduces the need for taxpayer bailouts, is achievable. This is what the American people voted for last November. This is the president's clear mandate.

Mark Gongloff

The Road Forward: The 5 Things Obama Must Do For Financial Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business

When President Barack Obama first swore the oath of office, the backdrop was a financial system in flames. Four years on, the fires are out, but those...

Stocks Rise On President Obama's Fiscal Cliff Remarks

AP | STEVE ROTHWELL | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks closed higher Wednesday, their first gain of the week, as bank shares rose and comments by President Barack Obama made investo...

8 Things the President Can Do to Win Over the Business Community

Gene Marks | Posted 01.08.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Short of suggesting a lot of patience and even more heavy drinking, I really don't have much advice to offer for you there. But I do have eight ideas for how you can win over the business community during your next term.

Mark Gongloff

Elections Give Financial Reform New Lease On Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

Wall Street's costly gamble to kill financial reform by betting heavily against President Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren in the 2012 election has b...

Wall Street To Obama: Now That You've Won, Let's Be Friends Again

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business

* Obama expected to name key financial regulatory heads * Bank lobbyists to focus on regulators as well as issues * Oppo...

Wall Street Elites Assess Election 2012 Odds

Charles Gasparino | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Charles Gasparino

Romney might pull this out because the polling is so bad, Evangelicals will turn out in record numbers and Democratic enthusiasm will be really, really low. That might happen, but the odds are fairly significant it won't.

Obama Raises Concerns Over 'Risky Behavior'

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, who once called bank executives "fat cats" and their pay "obscene," says Wall Street needs to change executive p...

Memo to Barack Obama and Social Justice Activists: New Book Explains Why Movements Need Insiders and Outsiders

John Atlas | Posted 12.15.2012 | Books
John Atlas

What would have happened if, when Occupy Wall Streeters had taken over Zuccotti Square and the OWS leaders went beyond direct action and pressured Obama to support their cause with specific demands?

The Vampire Squid Has Feelings and Obama Is No Longer Her BFF

William K. Black | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
William K. Black

Matt Taibbi famously dubbed Goldman "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money." The news flash is that Goldman Sachs has revealed her new, softer side.

The Biggest Kiss: How Neither Political Party Wants to Break Up the Biggest Banks

Jeff Connaughton | Posted 12.08.2012 | Business
Jeff Connaughton

Neither Mitt Romney and the Republicans nor President Obama and many Democrats favor breaking up the big banks, the best way to prevent another taxpayer bailout after a financial crisis.

Obama To Romney: You Pick Wall St. Over Big Bird

Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

President Obama is betting that Big Bird appeals to more Americans than Wall Street. On the campaign trail Friday, Obama hit back at two of Mitt R...

Michael Lewis: Obama 'Exactly Like A Wall Street Trader'

Posted 09.13.2012 | Business

Storied public servant President Obama has a lot more in common with those Wall Street-types than you might think. Michael Lewis, the author of Li...

The Great Deregulator

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Obama has followed the examples of Summers and Geithner instead of those of Warren and Harris, and that is what has made the election a tossup as voters continue to suffer in an economy that Democrats as well as Republicans wrecked.

Jennifer Bendery

Valerie Jarrett: Business Community Has 'Great Deal Of Confidence' In Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said while it may be true that the financial industry isn't giving as much money to Pres...

Four Years Later, and a Million Miles From Safety

Lawrence G. McDonald | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business
Lawrence G. McDonald

Dodd-Frank is a lazy man's spray-gun approach at financial reform. There is simply a total lack of critical changes needed to fix the regulatory spinal cord of the financial markets -- and it's either the blind ignorance of systemic risk or an agenda as dark as you could imagine.

A Fat Cat Wants Out

Victor Stenger | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Victor Stenger

I suppose private equity companies perform some useful services, but do these fully justify the huge profits they make?