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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 ...

Yellen Stands Ground On Key Fed Policy

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

* Yellen stands ground on Fed policy stimulus * Critics of bond buying get few hints on tapering * Yelle...

Janet Yellen's Fed Paperwork Sent To The Senate

Reuters | Posted 12.25.2013 | Politics

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that Janet Yellen's paperwork for her nomination as chair of the U.S. Federa...

Summers' Exit Could Open The Door For Chief Rival

AP | JULIE PACE and MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Lawrence Summers, who was considered the leading candidate to succeed Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman, has withdrawn from ...

Summers Withdraws Name From Fed Chair Consideration

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has removed his name from consideration for Federal Reserve chair, The Wall Street Journal reported on Su...

The Cost of Nearly Everything Is Rigged, Enriching the Bank Fixers

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.11.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Hello Congress, Federal Reserve, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is anybody listening? Or do the Big Boys just get to play while we pay and pay!?

Tiptoeing Through the Tulips

Michael Farr | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

The next few weeks are critical in determining whether or not the economy is on a self-sustaining path.

Shahien Nasiripour

Big Bank To Quit Physical Commodities Business As Probes Sizzle

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics

JPMorgan Chase, the largest U.S. bank, said Friday it may sell its prized physical commodities business, just three years after it aggressively expand...

Shahien Nasiripour

Metal Market Mayhem: Brewers Blast Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A loose coalition of beer brewers, automakers, Boeing and Coca-Cola is accusing big banks, including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, o...

Zach Carter

Insurance Industry Gets In Line For Deregulation With New Senate Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Banking Committee is considering a new bill to deregulate insurance agent licensing requirements, drawing ire from consumer a...

Where Has All The Info Gone, Long Time Passing

Joel Sucher | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

With the termination of the Independent Foreclosure Reviews (IFR) via OCC caveat the question remains: What's going to happen to the so-called "work ...

Ben Hallman

Warren, Brown Rake Foreclosure Officials Over The Coals

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business

Two prominent Democratic senators levied a withering attack on federal bank regulators on Thursday, accusing them at a Senate hearing of putting the i...

Senate Panel Approves Top Regulators

AP | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel has approved Mary Jo White's nomination to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission and sent it along for a final...

Mark Gongloff

Elizabeth Warren Blasts Senate Republicans For Holding Up CFPB Nomination

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

Elizabeth Warren may be glad she didn't end up running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, because in her consolation job as a U.S. senator, she...

5 Reasons Why Republicans Should Confirm Richard Cordray as CFPB Director

Bill Bartmann | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Bill Bartmann

Tomorrow the Senate Banking Committee will hold hearings on the appointment of Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Mark Gongloff

Elizabeth Warren Goes Off On Wrist Slaps For Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren unloaded on bank regulators Thursday about the fact that British bank HSBC is still doing business in the U.S., with no criminal...

Bernanke Comments Give Boost To Stock Market

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business

* S&P 500 bounces back from biggest daily drop since Nov. 7 * Possible stalemate in Italy remains a concern * Home Depot...

Ben Bernanke Urges Congress To Avoid Sharp Spending Cuts

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business

By Pedro da Costa and Alister Bull WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke strongly defended the U.S. cen...

Ryan Grim

Elizabeth Warren Embarrasses Hapless Bank Regulators

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bank regulators got a sense Thursday of how their lives will be slightly different now that Elizabeth Warren sits on a Senate committee ...

GOP Senator Arrested For Drunk Driving

Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) was arrested on Sunday morning in Alexandria, Virginia for driving under the influence. According to Del Ray, VA Patch, C...

Warren Completes Banking Coup

Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

Senate newcomer and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) completed her coup against the banks on Wednesday, securing a spot on the Senate Bank...

Friday Talking Points -- So Delightful

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Well, the weather outside is not exactly frightful (it's a nice day where I live), but watching the politics of the week was certainly "so delightful." So many blowhards, so little time! "Let them blow, let them blow, let them blow!"

Ryan Grim

Warren Gets Key Committee Appointment

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly two years after Wall Street waged a successful campaign to keep consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren from running the Consumer Fina...

Warren Has Good Chance Of Strong Position

Reuters | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

* Senate aide says Warren can probably get banking panel * Warren pushed for new consumer protection agency * Senate aid...

Disgraced Firm Has Long History With The Feds

Bloomberg View | Jonathan Weil | Posted 07.28.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View There's an old saying in journalism that there are no new stories, only new reporters. The revelation that U.S. Attorney General Eri...