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Too Big to Fail

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 ...

Reports Find Breaking Up Big Banks May Drastically Increase Profitability

Reuters | Rick Rothacker | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - At least three Wall Street analysts this week have written reports about the possibility of the biggest banks breaking themselves up to bo...

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. ...

Zach Carter

Senate 'Break Up The Banks' Bill Draws Wall Street Scorn

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Momentum to break up the nation's largest banks is building quickly on Capitol Hill, just weeks after a unanimous, symbolic vote in the ...

Shouldn't We Drug Test CEOs of Banks Receiving Federal Aid?

Steven Strauss | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics
Steven Strauss

Conservatives demand mandatory drug testing of applicants for unemployment insurance and welfare benefits. Shouldn't senior executives of banks that receive federal aid also have to "pee in the cup"?

Senate Bill Would Rein In Too Big To Fail Banks

Quartz | Tim Fernholz | Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

Quartz: Senate staff are reviewing a draft of banking legislation that would raise equity funding requirements for financial institutions, pull the...

The Regulatory Nullification and the Cruelty of Big Business

Ralph Nader | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Ralph Nader

Despite negative public sentiment and the rise of the Occupy movement, the avarice on Wall Street arrogantly continues on. The big banks are now even bigger and more powerful than they were in 2008 when they were bailed out by the U.S. taxpayers.

#ChainedCPI? For Every Social Security Judas, a Primary Challenge

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The only thing that can stop President Obama from cutting Social Security now is Congress. Therefore, the only thing that can stop President Obama from cutting Social Security now is public pressure on Congress to stand up to Obama and say no.

Are We Heading Towards Cyprus or Socialism?

Les Leopold | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

What will happen the next time the largest banks in America gamble their way into chaos? Will taxpayers bail them out again or will the "stakeholders" be forced to make up the losses?