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The Speech That Could Make Elizabeth Warren the Next President of the United States

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Elizabeth Warren represents a new politics in which, by challenging the power of the oligarchy, she has the potential of reclaiming the white working class for Democrats and uniting them with the coalition of professionals, single women, gays and minorities who elected Obama.

Too Big Fails

Frank A. Weil | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Frank A. Weil

Left behind from that intense period of TOO BIG TO FAIL were the questions of why institutions were allowed in the first place to get too big and what could/should have been done to prevent them from getting that big. The questions then that drew the most attention were more regulations about balance sheet management and regulation, not the many other serious questions of problems with gigantism.

Wall Street's Too-Big-to-Fail Banks Still Trying to Get Taxpayer Bailouts

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 10.06.2014 | Money
Dennis M. Kelleher

The problem is that Wall Street's biggest banks don't want to have to go into bankruptcy if they fail. They want U.S. taxpayers to bail them out like what happened in 2008-2009. They want to keep their jobs, bonuses and reckless gambling.

Shahien Nasiripour

Big Banks Remind Us Why We Should Be Scared

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

Three separate events in Washington Thursday served as reminders that America’s big banks continue to pose risks to college students, consumers, and...

Big Press on Bank of America Treatment of Whistleblower Michael Winston -- But, You'll Have to Read German!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Jerry Ashton

Germany's respected Handelsblatt, that country's parallel to the Wall Street Journal, recently devoted an entire section and a featured interview to the deliberate and ongoing crushing of American Michael Winston's finances and spirit by one of our country's largest banks.

'Too Big To Fail' Is Still Alive And Well

Reuters | Mike Dolan | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business

LONDON (Reuters) - Five years after Lehman Brothers' seismic bust and just two years after euro member Greece defaulted, the concept of being too big ...

Fed Study Reveals Large Advantage Of Too Big To Fail

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business

(Adds Fed's Fisher, bank group comment) By Emily Stephenson and Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK, March 25 (Reuters) - A landmark study by Federal Reser...

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...

Summers' Time?

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Accountability or experience, corruption or insight, boys club or equal opportunity, "no reason" or many reasons? In the Looking Glass World of Wall Street and Washington, critics and defenders will not agree.

Fed: Too Big To Fail Banks 'Have More Work To Do'

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Big banks must improve the way they determine how much capital they need to withstand any future crisis, the U.S. Fed...

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

8 Largest U.S. Banks May Be Forced To Stump Up Billions

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top policymakers and lawmakers have increasingly acknowledged over the past year that despite a new law and numerous regulations enacted...

On Too Big to Fail, All the Warning Lights Are Flashing Red [VIDEO]

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

"Too Big to Fail" banks played a key role in causing the last financial crisis. Not a single executive has been prosecuted, despite their rampant lawbreaking, which means that there's been no effective deterrent against reckless and illegal behavior.

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Know If The New Treasury Secretary Will Be As Bad As The Old One

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) grilled Treasury Secretary Jack Lew at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday, press...

Mark Gongloff

Eric Holder: Actually, I Meant To Say No Banks Are Too Big To Jail

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business

Attorney General Eric Holder wants to clear up something he said months ago: We only thought he said that some U.S. banks are too big to jail. What he...

Jason Linkins

Former Obama Adviser To Help Bank Of America Elude Regulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

"Big Banks Push Against Tighter Rules," says the headline in this piece from the Wall Street Journal. 'Twas ever thus, but now, "big banks" are doing ...

Big Banks Have Raked In $102 Billion In Subsidies Since 2009: Report

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

America's biggest banks want you to believe that they get no special advantage, no subsidies, from being too big to fail. And yet people keep finding ...

How the Federal Reserve Became History's Biggest 'Bad Bank'

Bill Frezza | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Bill Frezza

Each turn of the cycle brings tighter global connectivity and integration, everything riding on hair trigger algorithmic trading seeking to squeeze out the last drops of advantage. Many believe this interdependency has reduced the risk of catastrophic failure.

'Too Big To Fail' A Thing Of The Past, U.S. Regulators Tell Wall Street

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business

* Federal Deposit Insurance Corp pushes bailout alternative * Analysts say bond investors starting to price in FDIC plan ...

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. ...

Emily Swanson

Poll: Break Up The Banks?

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

Most Americans think banks have grown too big, but many are uncertain about what to do about it, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Sixty-one...

Senator Targets 'Too Big To Jail' Banks

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is preparing to introduce legislation that would break up the notorious “too big to fail” banks, The Hill reported Wed...

Big Banks Face $100 Billion Legal Tab (At Least)

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business

You may think that being a too-big-to-fail bank is just one long, consequence-free romp, but it does come at some cost: an enormous and growing legal ...

Elizabeth Warren Hails Symbolic Vote Against 'Too Big To Fail'

The Huffington Post | Nick WIng | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Calling it "an important step forward," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) commended her Senate colleagues on Sunday for their recent bipartisan vote to ...

Poll: Half Of Americans Want To Break Up Big Banks

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.23.2013 | Business

If the American people had their way, big banks may not stay so big much longer. According to a new poll by Rasmussen Reports, 50 percent of Americ...