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How average shareholders can take on the big banks

Apr 19, 2012
A peek inside annual meetings for the big banks, where small shareholders get to talk directly to executives.
Posted In: shareholders, Citigroup, Banks

Shadow banking: Still a threat

Apr 16, 2012
Shadow banking has grown since the financial crisis. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch casts a light on the system and explains why it's so dangerous.
Posted In: shadow banking, Banks, banking

Wells Fargo and JPMorgan report big profits

Apr 13, 2012
The two major banks beat expectations with JPMorgan reporting a $5.4 billion profit last quarter, and Wells Fargo making a $4.2 billion profit. Both said an uptick in mortgage lending helped their bottom lines.
Posted In: Wells Fargo, JPMorgan, Banks, mortgage

Is it time to break up the banks?

Apr 4, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says the continued specter of 'too big to fail' compels nothing less.
Posted In: Banks, too big to fail, Wall Street, Dodd-Frank law, bank reform

Citigroup: Who Are You Calling A Failure?

Mar 14, 2012
Citigroup put up a blog post today disputing that the bank had "failed" the Federal Reserve's stress tests.
Posted In: Citigroup, Banks, Report Cards

Stress tests clear banks to nurse U.S. economy

Mar 14, 2012
Now that most big U.S. banks are deemed healthy enough to sustain a financial crisis, will they aid the economic recovery?
Posted In: stress tests, Banks

Federal Reserve releases banks' stress test results

Mar 13, 2012
Turns out American banks are in a much better position financially than we thought.
Posted In: Banks, Federal Reserve, stress tests, Citigroup, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Goldman, Morgan Stanley

Why the banks want you to pay with your phone

Feb 29, 2012
Barclay’s, JPMorgan Chase, and Capital One announced that they’ll launch a trial program for a mobile payment system this summer, joining the ranks of Google Wallet and other mobile payment programs.
Posted In: nfc, Banks, mobile payments, apple, ipad 3, Tech Report Theater, google+, Pinterest

Explaining proprietary trading and its risks

Feb 23, 2012
Prop trading, as it’s called on Wall Street, is the target of the Volcker Rule, a centerpiece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act. Marketplace’s Paddy Hirsch explains what proprietary trading is, and why it’s potentially dangerous for our savings and the financial system.
Posted In: proprietary trading, Volcker Rule, Jamie Dimon, Banks

Consumer bureau investigates bank overdraft fees

Feb 22, 2012
The Consumer Financial Protection Agency will question banks about how overdraft fees may create serious economic hardship for consumers least able to afford it.
Posted In: overdraft, Banks, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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