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Sheila Bair

Sheila Bair Calls Citigroup The 'Worst Bank'

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

When asked point blank, Sheila Bair has no problem exposing the banks responsible for the 2008 financial crisis. The former FDIC chair was quickly ...

Zach Carter

Key Republican Rips Income Inequality, Calls For New Stimulus

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair sharply criticized Congress for failing to approve economic stimulus measures, saying elected lawmakers wh...

Ryan Grim

House Democrats Twist History To Push Rollback Of Wall Street Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lobbyists and House Democrats working to roll back a key provision of Wall Street reform are taking liberties with the truth as they mak...

Our Next Fed Chair, A Proven Fighter for All Americans: Sheila Bair

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

If this government finally wants to send a signal to Main Street that it is no longer in the embrace in the tentacles of Wall Street, there is one person who won her spurs in spirited confrontation with Wall Street's power brokers and can wear their enmity as a badge of honor.

A Few More Words About Women and Work

Karen Hinton | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Karen Hinton

In government, corporate and nonprofit offices across the country are women who are smart, work hard and care about their profession but are regularly ignored because they are viewed as too mousy or too pouty or too inexperienced or too something.

Bair: Too Big To Fail May Be Over

Posted 04.11.2013 | Business

Sheila Bair says the era of too big to fail banks may be coming to an end. And she should know, since her former agency could be a big reason why. ...

Two People Corporate America and the GOP Should Listen to

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 05.18.2013 | Business
Edwin D. Hill

We can expect that some of the folks Bair is criticizing will say that she hasn't had experience running a business. If so, what would they say in response to Craig Jelinek, who shares her concerns about growing wealth inequality in America?

Tonight's Conversation With Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Tonight I talk with the former chair of the FDIC, Sheila Bair, about the economic crisis we're now facing and just how dire the $85 billion cuts will be for our country.

Banks Are Holding Us Hostage

Karen Hinton | Posted 01.11.2013 | Business
Karen Hinton

If we can't trust banks to run a foreclosure review process with some amount of precision, how in the heck do we expect them to run the world's financial systems and not take us for a deep dive again?

Our Next Secretary of the Treasury: A Woman or Jamie Dimon

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Selecting Jamie Dimon would be a gift to the powerful investment bank constituency plying their trade already in the all too comfortable niche of 'too big to fail.'

Dan Froomkin

After Geithner, Treasury May Need A Woman's Touch

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The best way to make sure that the next secretary of the Treasury is not overly beholden to Wall Street might be to hire a woman. The...

Yes We Can, We Did, and Now Obama's Second Term Is Our Responsibility

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Morning in America already feels too much like a hangover. The house is still a wreck, the family is dysfunctional and there are enormous bills to pay that are not about to go away.

'Fees Going Up In The Middle Of A Crisis Could Make Matters Worse'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

* Bair renews backing for ideas like ending $1 per share * Fund firms seek compromise for oversight of $2.5 trillion industry ...

Sigh No More: Obama, Romney Leave No Room to Argue

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business
Robert Scheer

It is absurd to depict Wednesday night's rhetorical stew of superficial nitpicking by two candidates with a proven record of subservience to the Wall Street bandits responsible for wrecking our economy as a meaningful exercise in democratic governance.

Sheila Bair: Tim Geithner Gave Citigroup What It Wanted

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.27.2012 | Business

Former financial regulator Sheila Bair says that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was primarily concerned with shoring up Citigroup and other banks...

Arthur Delaney

Obama Foreclosure Prevention Program 'Cheated Borrowers,' Former Bank Regulator Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former bank regulator Sheila Bair cringed when President Barack Obama promised at an Arizona high school gymnasium in 2009 that his admi...

Bank Bailout 'Plagues' Former Wall Street Regulator

Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Sheila Bair thinks maybe the bank bailout was a bad idea. The former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, in a new book about the financial crisis, says she worries that forcing the biggest U.S. banks to take $125 billion in government money in October 2008 caused more problems than it solved.

Former Major Regulator Blasts Tim Geithner On Libor

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business

When it comes to the Libor scandal, Sheila Bair says Timothy Geithner just didn't do a very good job watching over Wall Street. Geithner, now the U...

Bair: Regulators Should 'Admit They'd Made A Mistake' With JPMorgan

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business

* Bair says doesn't like "piling on" over JPMorgan * Says loss does not threaten viability of the bank * But says it doe...

Dream Team of Bank Regulators Is Forgetting an Important Player

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.11.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Just recently, Washington announced the creation of a "dream team" of financial regulators, called the Systemic Risk Council. Great idea, but here's a question: Why was the current chairwoman of the SEC, Mary Schapiro, not included?

Just What The World Needs: Regulator 'Superheroes'

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

Meet the Justice League of bank regulation. In a world ruled by powerful bankers, where politicians and regulators are compromised and weak, only a...

Sheila Bair as Vice President. Governor Romney, Are You Listening?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Romney is identified hand and fist with Wall Street's interests. Yet it is still early in the campaign. It would be a coup were his campaign to look to that singular personage in government who fought tooth and nail for the interests of everyday America.

Too Complex To Regulate: JPMorgan's Losses Highlight Need For Simplicity

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 07.27.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

You can parse the stories about how the bank's risk-management people loaded up on risk, or digest the accounts of how JPMorgan's financial wizards engineered mind-bendingly complex means of limiting their vulnerability to troubles in Europe. But the simplest answer is the most pertinent: It's extraordinarily complicated.

Sheila Bair: Big Banks 'Too Big To Manage'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business

JPMorgan's $2 billion trading loss is proof that the big banks need to be broken up, former financial regulator Sheila Bair said on CNN on Monday. ...

Report: Fed Ignored Warnings During Critical Period

Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

By Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica In early November 2010, as the Federal Reserve began to weigh whether the nation's biggest financial firms were healt...