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Zach Carter

Chris Dodd Warns That It's Not Just Leftists Who Hate The Banks Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The rise of anti-corporate conservatives is a significant threat to the American banking establishment, according to former Sen. Chris D...

Obama Says 'Further Reforms' Needed To Rein In Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama believes additional reforms are needed to rein in the excesses of Wall Street some six years after the financial crisis plunged...

Zach Carter

House Passes Bill To Aid Koch Brothers, Deregulate Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a financial deregulation package that would benefit the Koch brothers and the nation...

Ryan Grim

Former Congresswoman Now Officially Working For Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Future Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and her longtime aide Dan Geldon made the rounds in the House of Representatives throughout 2009,...

No Law Is Perfect

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a massive piece of financial reform legislation that I voted for and was signed by President Obama in 2010. Was it perfect? Of course not. No massive piece of legislation is perfect -- and that's why we constantly work to improve the law.

Zach Carter

How Democrats Are Accidentally Helping The Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past two years, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has repeatedly wrestled with factions of his own party as he tries to...

Zach Carter

How The Congressional Black Caucus Went To War With Itself Over Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Gwen Moore does not seem like anybody's idea of a corporate stooge. The Milwaukee Democrat, a single mom who once survived on welfare, has sponsored e...

Zach Carter

You Didn't Even Know These Wall Streeters Were Ripping You Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Private equity firms are routinely ripping off their clients, harming pension funds, universities and charitable foundations, according ...

Financial Justice: The People's Campaign to Stop Lender Abuse by Larry Kirsch and Robert N. Mayer

John Atlas | Posted 06.22.2014 | Books
John Atlas

"Financial Justice" is the untold story of how a diverse group of progressive organizations took on the powerful financial lobby, pushed Congress to create a strong new consumer protection agency, and against the odds, and won.

Wall Street Got $26.7 Billion In Bonuses Last Year. That's Enough To Feed Every Hungry American

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact

That's a lot of money, and it could solve a lot of problems.

Zach Carter

The Worst Response Yet To The New Michael Lewis Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Author Michael Lewis and other critics of high-frequency trading are wrong, because computers. That's the upshot of some new talking ...

Oscar React: The Real 'Wolfs of Wall Street' Are Still Roaming Free

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

To the extent that the movie implies that this relatively small time hustler was Wall Street's biggest, worst, most notorious or even a representative wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorcese are howling up the wrong tree.

Hey Ivy League--You Banned R.O.T.C., So Why Not Wall Street?

Laura Newland | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Laura Newland

Five years after the economic collapse, we are still waiting for someone to hold Wall Street accountable, and some colleges are in a position to make an impact by cutting off the banks' talent supply.

'Green Shoots': The Year in Wall Street Reform

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Local politicians are taking on the big banks. Candidates for major office are adopting populist themes. But it starts at the bottom, not the top, with activists who engage with and crystallize the public's desire for justice.

We Have Met the Enemy and She Is Old

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

When did older people become the enemy? Last week a judge ruled that Detroit could move forward with its plan to cut pensions for retired city workers. This week Washington is celebrating a budget deal which harms older people economically in several ways.

Zach Carter

Jeff Merkley Wants You To Know He Stood Up To Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) told HuffPost that he sees the finalization of regulation that banned Wall Street speculation with taxpayer m...

Controversial Wall Street Reform Rule Nearing Completion

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

By Douwe Miedema NEW YORK, Nov 18 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. swaps regulator said on Monday he would share a draft of the Volcke...

Dear Banks: 'Giving Back' in Philanthropy Is Fine, But Also Give Us Back a Financial System We Can Trust

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Carla Seaquist

A plea to the banks: Do "give back" in philanthropy. But also, please: Give us back a financial system that we can trust. Less penance after the fact, more virtue before. It will make for better business and for honest philanthropy.

Ryan Grim

House Democrats Twist History To Push Rollback Of Wall Street Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lobbyists and House Democrats working to roll back a key provision of Wall Street reform are taking liberties with the truth as they mak...

How Wall Street Devoured the Recovery

Les Leopold | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

Our new economic era is characterized by the supremacy of financial capital which vacuums up the productive wealth of the nation, and then uses the nation's wealth as an insurance policy to pay for its inevitable losses.

Why the American Economy Is a House of Cards

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The American economy today is a house of cards, wherein each added layer of cards at the top increases the pressure on the lower tiers and threatens the stability of the entire structure.

Government Agencies Foster Unfair Economic Advantages

Alika Parks | Posted 11.09.2013 | Hawaii
Alika Parks

Whether you applaud his efforts in casting a light on the dark inner workings of the uber-secret NSA and their surveillance apparatus, or if you feel that he deserves the special moniker of 'terrorist' for shining such a light, either position glosses over a problematic issue that hasn't been brought up to my knowledge and needs to be addressed, at least to those concerned with some semblance of fair play in our U.S. economy.

Zach Carter

Looks Like Larry Summers Nomination Doesn't Appeal To Religious Groups, Either

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of 60 national and local religious organizations sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday urging him to appoint ...

Congress Can No Longer Take Wall Street Money and Ignore the Damage It Does

David Paul | Posted 10.25.2013 | Business
David Paul

The power amassed by the finance industry over the past quarter century is not simply a function of the corrupting power of its political contributions, but rather its success in the creation of a belief system within the halls of power.

Why Jamie Dimon Should Resign as CEO of JPMorgan Chase

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

There are simply too many questions about the ethics of this bank and its CEO to be ignored anymore. At the very least, a major house cleaning should be on the agenda to move forward.