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Lobbyists are slowing Dodd-Frank rulemaking

Jul 20, 2011
Soon to be one year since it was passed, the financial reform law is getting a lot of attention from industry lobbyists trying to sway its rules in their favor.
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Richard Cordray new pick for consumer bureau head

Jul 18, 2011
President Obama today will not announce Elizabeth Warren to be his nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray is expected to get the nomination.
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Wall Street versus Main Street reaction to debt ceiling debate

Jul 15, 2011
Jill Schlesinger, editor-at-large at CBS/MoneyWatch, says people are reacting differently to this week's debt talks, and looks ahead to what could happen should politicians fail to settle the debates.
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Moody's: It's hard to regain a triple-A rating

Jul 14, 2011
Steven Hess, senior credit officer at Moody's Investors Service, discusses the agency's decision to review America's credit rating.
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Investors prepare for a debt deal

Jul 11, 2011
Julia Coronado, chief economist with investment bank BNP Paribas, explains how investors are preparing for the possible debt debate conclusions, and how the markets could react.
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The difference between a $2 trillion and a $4 trillion deficit cut

Jul 11, 2011
Mark Zandi, chief economist with Moody's Analytics, explains the political differences between the two options for deficit cutting, and what it would mean to miss the August 2 deadline.
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Deadlocked debt talks may move past 'grand bargains'

Jul 11, 2011
The national debt debates halted over the weekend as Congressional Democrats and Republicans reached a stalemate over tax cuts. As the deadline for a solution approaches, are investors getting nervous?
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Goolsbee: Keep jobs report out of debt talks

Jul 8, 2011
The chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors tells Marketplace that lawmakers 'shouldn't be using data as a leverage point for negotiations' about the debt ceiling. But the weak jobs report should be 'a call to action' for White House and Congressional leaders.
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Will a 9.2% unemployment rate add up to new calls for more stimulus?

Jul 8, 2011
Liberal economists say we're already seeing what happens when stimulus runs out: today's jobs report shows that government cut 39,000 jobs in June.
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How would a debt default impact Americans?

Jul 7, 2011
Bloomberg's Mike Dorning explains how a debt default would not only impact the government, but how it would affect American citizens.

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