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Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

The first Volcker Rule loophole?

Dec 10, 2013
The federal government released a key part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform, and attorneys for banks are poring over its more than 900 pages.
Posted In: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Volcker Rule

'Volcker Rule' to finally be a rule

Dec 4, 2013
U.S. regulators have announced that, after years of wrangling, on December 10 they are finally set to finalize the details of the so-called Volcker Rule.
Posted In: Volcker Rule, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

What makes a company 'too big to fail?'

Oct 22, 2012
Prudential Financial is under federal scrutiny, along with several other companies, for being a "systemic risk."
Posted In: too big to fail, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Volcker Rule Ends Speculation, Creates Speculation

Oct 11, 2011
Of all the hundreds of rules passed to prevent another financial crisis, the one regulators begin unveiling today is perhaps the most feared by t...
Posted In: david brancaccio, dodd-frank, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, economy 4.0, Glass-Steagall, Volcker Rule

Dodd-Frank: If You Want to Drain the Swamp, Don't Ask the Frogs

Sep 22, 2011
Three years ago, the world was falling apart. Lehman Brothers was bankrupt, Merrill Lynch was bought for peanuts and the government's response wa...
Posted In: david brancaccio, dodd-frank, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, economy 4.0, Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk, Satyajit Das, Volcker Rule

The Fuzzy Future of Post-Fannie-Freddie Homeownership

Mar 31, 2011
If you're thinking about buying a house, thank the U.S. government in advance. They guarantee more than 96% of new mortgages -- a guarantee that ...
Posted In: david brancaccio, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, economy 4.0, Fannie Mae, Federal Housing Authority, Freddie Mac, government-sponsored enterprise (GSE), NYU Stern School of Business, risk retention