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WATCH: This Guy Spilled Bags Of Money At A Political Fundraiser To Make A Point About Derivatives

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

Letting a Wall Street lobbyist write your legislation is a surefire way to catch flak from campaign finance watchdogs. Rep. Jimes Himes (D-Conn.) lear...

Higher Margin on Swaps Just Tip of Debt Ceiling Icerberg

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 12.17.2013 | Business
Daniel P. Collins

CME Group announced yesterday that it will raise margin requirements for over-the-counter Interest Rate Swap portfolios by 12 percent over four days a...

Shahien Nasiripour

Wall Street Wins Again As Regulator Waters Down Trading Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.16.2013 | Business

The U.S. regulator overseeing the derivatives market is set to retreat from an ambitious proposal that would have increased competition in the swaps ...

Out of the Shadows and Into the Light

Daniel L. Doctoroff | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Daniel L. Doctoroff

In the post-Dodd-Frank world, transparency should not be thwarted, access to immediately free market data should not be reduced, and retail investors should not have less protections.

WATCH: Dem Lawmaker Wants To Weaken Wall Street Reform

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) spoke to HuffPost Live on Wednesday to defend his new bill that would weaken regulations on some financial deri...

Eleazar David Melendez

Is This The Next AIG?

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 02.14.2013 | Business

A crucial change in the way financial derivatives are packaged and sold on Wall Street is enabling traders to bypass new regulations aimed at limiting...

Yet Another Regulatory Retreat

Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Corporate America, with help from the Obama administration, has struck yet another blow against the scary financial regulations it claims will hurt th...

Five Surprising Things You Need To Pay Taxes On

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 02.29.2012 | Money

Remember: Taxes for 2011 are due on Tuesday, April 17. The IRS has said it plans to issue taxpayer refunds in 10 to 21 days. Electronic filing and usi...

CFTC's Message to Municipalities: Caveat Emptor

Barbara Roper | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business
Barbara Roper

In a little noticed vote, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission reversed course last week on a rule that had the potential to save cities and school districts across the country billions in excess costs on the swaps they purchase to hedge their interest rate and other risks.

This Economic War Began Long Ago

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

It did not begin with the subprime disaster in 2007, nor the crash and burn of Lehman in 2008, nor are we able to blame any bubbles, be they dot.com or other. This Economic War began with the Asian Financial Crisis back in 1997.

Rewriting the Macroeconomists' Playbook in the Wake of the Crisis

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

Before the global economic crisis, mainstream macroeconomists had largely converged on a framework for the conduct of macroeconomic policy. It is now time to converge again.

Zach Carter

Gambling On Hunger

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since July, the price of corn has jumped 62 percent. Wheat has climbed by two-thirds, and soybeans are 38 percent more expensive. For ma...

Getting Time on Your Side

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Many people ask me how I juggled a full-time job with a private career coaching practice and still managed to get a book published. I'd be remiss if I...

4 Tips for a Greener Bedroom

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

The bedroom's where you spend much of your time. Even if you're sleeping for most of it, ensure that your home's most intimate room is in line with the principles of sustainability.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Shahien Nasiripour

Former Fed Chairman Volcker Opposes Forcing Banks To Spin Off Swaps Desks

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The establishment is lining up against Blanche Lincoln. As chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, the Arkansas senator authored a bipartisan b...

Shahien Nasiripour

Financial Crisis Commission Turns Up Heat On Goldman Sachs: 'Nobody Here Believes You'

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The panel created to investigate the roots of the financial crisis escalated the government's assault on Goldman Sachs on Thursday, criticizing the Wa...

How not to hold on to a Democratic US Senate seat (VIDEO)

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

The teachers who worked under Michael Bennet's tenure as the Denver Public Schools Superintendent have some choice words about his re-election efforts to the Senate.

Shahien Nasiripour

Banks Keep Derivatives Units, Volcker Rules Softened

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.25.2010 | Business

This report was updated Friday at 10:25 a.m. ET and on Monday at 2:45 p.m. ET (see below). After nearly 20 hours over two final days filled with back...

Shahien Nasiripour

Another Fed Official Supports Plan Forcing Banks To Spin Off Derivatives Units; Obama's Treasury STILL Opposed

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis supports a Senate plan that would force Wall Street megabanks to spin off their derivatives uni...

Wall Street Trumps Main Street: Asymmetric Info in Derivatives

The 14th Banker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The 14th Banker

Let me pull back the curtain on how derivatives work in one particular area on Main Street.

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama's Treasury Dept Working To Defeat Derivatives Proposal 'Of Utmost Importance' To Reforming Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.14.2010 | Business

A Senate proposal to force banks to shed their lucrative yet risk-laden derivatives units -- which is vehemently opposed by Wall Street -- is gaining ...

SEC Chair Schapiro: Swaps

washingtonpost.com | Mary L. Schapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While legislation pending in the Senate would bring a host of vital improvements, important gaps in regulation still need to be closed. One such gap ...

Buy Love Here

Micki Krimmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Micki Krimmel

Comedian Russel Brand would like to encourage us to shop less. He's hosting a swap and barter event tomorrow at the Beverly Center.

Shahien Nasiripour

Gary Gensler, Top Regulator, Says Some Derivatives Should Be Illegal

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a move that could rattle Wall Street and upset bank-friendly Democrats, the top federal regulator overseeing much of the derivatives market says th...