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Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren To Yellen: You Can Break Up The Big Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised concerns Tuesday in a hearing about whether financial behemoths targeted by "too-big-to-fail" law...

Zach Carter

Even Alan Greenspan Thinks Wall Street Could Blow Up The Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Wednesday that JPMorgan Chase is too big to fail and that supersized Wall Street ban...

Can We Escape Bank Regulation by Lawsuit?

John Fullerton | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
John Fullerton

When banking is so powerful that the very business the banks are chartered to serve cannot discipline its business unfriendly behavior through market pressure, we are in a serious state of affairs. What to do?

Zach Carter

Why This Democrat Thinks His Colleagues Are 'Cockroaches'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) compared his Capitol Hill colleagues to "reverse cockroaches" on Thursday for stripping a major bipartisan budget deal of ...

Shahien Nasiripour

With The Lights On, 99 Senators Voted Against Wall Street. The Lights Went Off And They All Fled

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation’s biggest banks have quietly dodged a measure expressing Congress’s desire to eliminate the unfair advantages they may en...

Zach Carter

Progressives Rally To Representatives' Call For Tougher Bank Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three members of Congress this week sent a letter to top federal regulators urging them to adopt tougher capital requirements for big ba...

On the 5th Anniversary of the Financial Crisis, 5 Critical Must Do's -- No. 1

Phil Angelides | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Phil Angelides

Real reform of our financial system, and thus greater stability for our economy, cannot and will not occur unless action is taken to break up the country's biggest banks.

Mark Gongloff

CHART: Big Banks Are Bigger Than Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business

Five years ago, the biggest U.S. banks were so terrifyingly big that they had to be bailed out by the U.S. government in order to survive a financial ...

Eleazar David Melendez

JPMorgan Would Be Worth More In Pieces, Analyst Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

Breaking up JPMorgan Chase & Co. could make billions of dollars available to the economy and be a boon to the bank's own shareholders, according to on...

Are We Not All Jasmines Now?

John Fullerton | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
John Fullerton

Are we not all "well kept Jasmines" now, at least those of us in the financial elite, looking the other way while our economic system has morphed into a financial system, "lacking a sound economic basis, and without economic virtues?"

Commodities Are Different (in a "Full World"): Part 3

John Fullerton | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
John Fullerton

Commodity market manipulation is fundamentally different and far more dangerous than the garden-variety manipulation of financial markets such as in single stock pump and dump schemes, or even the brazen manipulation of LIBOR. Nobody eats LIBOR.

Shahien Nasiripour

Treasury Secretary Says Too-Big-To-Fail Dead By Year's End ... Or Else

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

The threat posed by too-big-to-fail banks should be eradicated by year's end, and if not, more restrictive measures targeting large financial groups m...

Shahien Nasiripour

Leading Fed Official Says Tougher Rules Needed To Curb Too Big To Fail

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

BOSTON -- The spate of post-financial crisis rules intended to end the perception that the largest financial institutions are “too big to fail” ma...

Shahien Nasiripour

Too-Big-To-Fail Banks Threaten Economy AGAIN, U.S. Regulators Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The biggest U.S. banks may be encouraged to take excessive risks due to assumptions they’ll be rescued by the government, a potential ...

Zach Carter

Top Fed Official Endorses Breaking Up 'Too Big To Fail' Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve official is having second thoughts about his 2009 declaration that breaking up the biggest Wall Street banks is "m...

Too Big to Fail Banks Are Stopping You From Getting 5 Percent on Your Savings

Max Keiser | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
Max Keiser

The banking lobby misrepresents the situation in two ways. First, they foster the belief that the economy needs lower rates to 'get going.' Second, the banking lobby likes to pretend that there is no alternative.

Structural Interest Rate Fraud: Why the Global Economy Is Stuck and Consumers Have Stopped Spending

Max Keiser | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business
Max Keiser

This week in the Financial Times, two stories provided neat bookends on the economic conundrum blighting the global economy. On page 18 of the FT we l...

Capitalism Fail: Financial Services on the Brink

Dave Lauer | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business
Dave Lauer

As institutions have grown "too big to fail", the financial services industry itself has taken on a much larger and more concentrated (and therefore more problematic) share of GDP.

Romney: Big Banks Can Fail

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he believes a big bank should be allowed to fail if it runs into financial difficulty. "My own view is that if a la...

Below the Fold: JPMorgan's $2 Billion Fail Whale

Richard Zombeck | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Richard Zombeck

A wrap-up of stories and posts you might have missed or overlooked -- the ones below the fold.

On 'Too Big To Fail,' Dodd-Frank Is Too Small To Work

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.06.2012 | Business

As policymakers continue to spar over how much the nation's big banks should be reined in, many people have lost faith in the idea that it will ever h...

Zach Carter

'We'll Fight This To The Death': The Vicious Capitol Hill Battle Between Banks and Credit Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In early February, Alabama Republican Spencer Bachus called for a meeting between two of the most quietly influential interest groups in...

Banking 2012: Maneuvering to Survive the Desert Landscape of Zero Interest Rates

Dennis Santiago | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business
Dennis Santiago

Simply put, with zero interest rates pushing operating margins down to nothing, the only thing starving bankers have left to do to survive the drought is cannibalize the industry.

Zach Carter

President Obama's New Financial Crimes Team Has Bank Ties

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama vowed during Tuesday's State of the Union Address to establish a new financial crimes unit dedicated to investiga...

Zach Carter

Former Lawmaker Decries Corporate Control Of Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers rarely speak candidly about the relationship between large corporations and government, avoiding the ugly realities surroundin...