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The Volcker Rule

What a Bank Is Supposed to Do?

Bruce Judson | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business
Bruce Judson

As reports that the JPMorgan Chase trading debacle may lead to losses of $9 billion, it's critical that our nation understand what is, and is not, acceptable behavior for a bank in our capitalist economy.

JPMorgan, the Volcker Rule, and the Extreme Brevity of Financial Memory

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Financial crises are a lot like childbirth -- they both involve a lot of pain and end up costing you a lot of money. But, after a while, you forget about all the negatives and are ready to do it again.

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.

Controversial Rule's Collateral Damage

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business

* U.S. agencies consider ban on proprietary trading * About 40 percent of muni market included in ban * Confusion reigns...

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.

Controversial Financial Reform Measure Could Hurt Venture Capital, Bank Says

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

By Dave Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While Wall Street giants fight to get regulators to loosen the broad trading restrictions of the ...

Banks: Without More Leeway, Volcker Rule Will Force 'Fire Sales'

Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

U.S. banks want regulators to give them more time to liquidate investments in certain private equity funds under the Volcker rule, arguing that wi...

Ryan Grim

Senate Dems Will Fight For Volcker Rule In Conference Negotiations: Merkley

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate approved its Wall Street reform package on Thursday night without including a critical amendment, cosponsored by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore....

Ryan Grim

The Wall Street Standard: Volcker Rule Opponents Pushing For 60-Vote Threshold

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.17.2010 | Business

Senate Republicans are threatening to filibuster an amendment that would bar commercial banks from using taxpayer-backed money to trade for their own ...