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Too Big to Fail

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...

Will Wrigley

Arrests In Occupy Protest Against 'Too Big To Jail' Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Owners of foreclosed homes were arrested Monday during a protest outside Justice Department headquarters, where they demonstrated agains...

SUED

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business

* Bank accused of steering 401(k) business to win extra fees * Morgan Stanley declines comment; ING denies wrongdoing Ma...

Will Main Street ever trust Washington again?

Don McNay | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Don McNay

"You know you cannot trust them They know they can't trust you." -Steve Goodman (Jimmy Buffett) "Now Watergate does not bother me Does your conscien...

A Letter From Senator Warren

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

For five years we've watched the Justice Department ignore overwhelming evidence of bank crime. That's what makes this letter from Sen. Elizabeth Warren so important.

Which Side Is the Government On?

Mike Lux | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Senators Warren and Brown are making a huge difference, showing us that if we get a real live two-fisted fighter for working families in the ring on our behalf, it matters. That is why I decided to get involved in helping Rick Weiland run in South Dakota.

Shahien Nasiripour

Influential Banker Supports Ending 'Too Big To Fail'

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.17.2013 | Business

A senior Bank of England official influential in global policy debates has praised proposed U.S. legislation that would forever end the perception tha...

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...

Shahien Nasiripour

IMF Questions Regulators On Big Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business

Top officials at the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday challenged financial regulators imposing far-reaching reforms on the biggest banks, arguin...

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 ...

Benghazi: The Shiny Object Distracting Us From Elizabeth Warren

Carl Gibson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Carl Gibson

The banks aren't creating anything real, just imaginary financial instruments. But ensuring that more people have access to a college education will only improve society in the long run. So why are we bleeding poor students dry while giving big banks preferential treatment?

The Rich Have Gained $5.6 Trillion in the 'Recovery,' While the Rest of Us Have Lost $669 Billion

Les Leopold | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Les Leopold

It's as if the entire economic recovery is going into the pockets of the rich. And that's no accident. Here's why.

Of Bad Bankers and Mad Men

Lisa Longo | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Lisa Longo

When I was growing up the leaders in our community were the local politicians, the mayor, and the bankers. I can remember how my grandfather, who was ...

A Pathological Moral Environment

Mike Lux | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

If this deadly dynamic isn't solved -- if the biggest banks aren't broken up, if the Department of Justice doesn't start prosecuting crime in the financial sector -- our country will in the not too distant future see a financial crisis far worse than in 2008.

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...

Elizabeth Warren: 'Get Up And Fight'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) rallied a packed Cape Cod cafe Wednesday night, calling upon constituents to "get up and fight" big businesses, the Ca...

Too Quick to Nail

Charles Mojkowski | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Charles Mojkowski

What a change from the heady days of fall 2011, when the "occupying" in OWS was in full bloom. It cannot be, I would think, that their raison d'être has disappeared.

The Central Economic Fights of Our Time, Part 1

Mike Lux | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Taking on the big banks is not just another issue. These TBTF banks have the capacity to crash our economy any time they get greedy and make a bad decision, and they suck trillions of dollars out of productive investment in Main Street businesses.

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

Dem Senator: Obama Is 'Wrong' On Big Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Thursday that President Barack Obama and the U.S. Treasury Department were "wrong" to claim that the 20...

Sherrod Brown: Obama 'Wrong' On TBTF

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Senator Sherrod Brown joined HuffPost Live Thursday and said that President Obama and the Treasury Department are wrong to believe that Dodd-Frank has...

America's New Math: 1 Wall Street Hour = 21 Years of Hard Work For the Rest of Us

Les Leopold | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

The new Rich List is out -- yet another example of financial pornography. While nearly 15 million Americans still can't find jobs due to the Wall Street-created crash, the top hedge manager, David Tepper, earned $1,057,692 an HOUR in 2012.

Obama's Big Bank Opportunity

Ted Kaufman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Ted Kaufman

The Obama administration has a big opportunity to get on the right side of history and finally do something about the size, complexity and riskiness of our very largest banks.

'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 ...