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The Wild, Off the Mark Arguments Against the Volcker Rule

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 06.03.2012 | Business
Sen. Jeff Merkley

Big banks are formulating a host of arguments -- wild, off the mark arguments -- aimed at dismantling the Volcker Rule firewall between loan-making, customer-serving banks and high-risk hedge funds.

Parsing the Debate Over the Volcker Rule

Robert Teitelman | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

It's possible that this entire kerfuffle over the Volcker Rule is just hot air. But we won't really know the full costs, before we try it out and drive it awhile.

Is Paul Volcker Barack Obama's Potted Plant?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If after all the fanfare, photo ops, and promises to fight, the Obama administration shamefully doesn't manage to get the Volcker rules into an already weak financial reform bill, I hope Volcker doesn't wait until the next life to speak out.

We're in Trouble When the Radical Is Paul Volcker

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Volcker is no radical. He is the former Fed chairman. He has a tightwad's view of monetary policy, even in a severe recession. But he has been around long enough to know that Wall Street speculators are capable of terrible mischief when regulations are dismantled. If Obama is serious about financial reform, he needs to fight for it -- against corporate Democrats as well as Republicans, and against his chums on Wall Street. Paul Volcker deserves better than intermittent gestures. So do the American people.

Volcker Still 'Just A Photo Op'?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When Paul Volcker was first appointed chairman of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, he really didn't expect to have much influence. ...

Felix Salmon: The Volcker Rule's Two Huge Loopholes

Reuters | Felix Salmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Paul Volcker's long NYT op-ed last weekend, and his testimony to the Senate banking committee this week, did very little to clear up a lot of the unce...

Paul Volcker Testimony: Limiting Banks' Proprietary Activities Would Stabilize The Financial System

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A day after Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd's office indicated that he may scrap the centerpiece of President Obama's financial regulator...

Paul Volcker Op-Ed: How To Reform Our Financial System

nytimes.com | PAUL VOLCKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PRESIDENT OBAMA 10 days ago set out one important element in the needed structural reform of the financial system. No one can reasonably contest the n...

Volcker Is Finally Getting His Due, at Least Till He Gets Snubbed Again

Charles Gasparino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles Gasparino

Obama's last minute conversion to Volckerism is less about commonsense and more about politics. Look for a watered down proposal that does little to address the actual problem on Wall Street.

The Volcker Rule & AIG: Hedge Funds, Prop Desks Are Not The Problem

Institutional Risk Analytics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There are certain basic things that the investor must realize today. In the first place, he must recognize the weakness of his individual position... ...

Paul Volcker, Obama

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Obama Bank Proposal Bank-Plan Impact Hinges on How to Define Client Trades

bloomberg.com | Bradley Keoun, Christine Harper, and Ian Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) -- President Obama's plan to curb risk- taking by banks hinges on how rigidly regulators define proprietary trading at firms such ...

Obama Slaps Banks With Volcker Rule

Jill Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Schlesinger

President Obama seems positively peevish in the aftermath of the MA Senate results. As predicted, the wrath of his anger will now be directed towards ...

Paul Volcker, Former Federal Reserve Chairman, Engaged

CNN | Carol Loomis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Volcker has just become engaged to his longtime assistant, Anke Dening. The former Federal Reserve boss proposed on Thanksgiving Day and the two then ...

Paul Volcker: Regulatory Reform 'In The Spirit of Glass-Steagall' Needed To Fix 'Broken' System

BusinessWeek | Charlie Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ROSE: So does this mean we should restore Glass-Steagall? VOLCKER: No. That's a false statement people make about my position. Glass-Steagall basical...

Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board To Hold First Meeting

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The prime office space in the southeast corner of the Treasury building sits vacant four months into the Obama administration. Its ...

Obama Getting Briefed By Volcker On Stimulus Plan's Effectiveness

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday acknowledged that many families are suffering "incredible pain" from the economy but said his gove...

Volcker: 'Shameful' That Treasury Is Understaffed

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sounding off on hiring problems that we reported earlier this week, a leading economic adviser to President Obama today said it was "shameful" that th...

Obama Economic Adviser Volcker "Increasingly Frustrated" By Delays, Blames Summers

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Paul Volcker has grown increasingly frustrated over delays in setting up the economic advisory group President Barack Obama picked the former Federal ...

Is Obama Good For Business?

BusinessWeek | Eamon Javers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Sunday, Feb. 10, after he found out he'd won that day's Democratic Presidential primary in Maine, but before his appearance on CBS's 60 Minutes, Se...

Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker Endorses Obama

Wall Street Journal | Jackie Calms | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, the latest big name to endorse Sen. Barack Obama, could give the Illinois Democrat a boost by lending hi...