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Banks' 'living wills' aren't looking so good

Aug 5, 2014
Banks still don't have realistic plans for an "orderly failure."
Posted In: Banks, bankruptcy, Dodd-Frank law, financial reform, FDIC

Supreme Court could cause trouble for consumer watchdog

Jun 20, 2013
The Supreme Court is expected to take a case on whether several recess appointments were constitutional -- and that has implications for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Posted In: financial reform, politics, NLRB, CFPB, Dodd-Frank law

A look ahead at Washington's 2013 agenda

Dec 24, 2012
Fiscal cliff negotiations will likely dominate the conversation in the weeks ahead, but what economic issues will Washington be talking about the rest of 2013?
Posted In: Taxes, government spending, fiscal cliff, financial reform

SEC departure leaves a tougher reform path

Nov 27, 2012
Mary Schapiro’s departure from the Securities and Exchange Commission leaves the board politically split – with thorny market issues to resolve.
Posted In: SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Schapiro, financial reform

Mary Schapiro: The woman who 'saved the SEC'

Nov 26, 2012
Mary Schapiro, chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, announced that she will leave her position. Schapiro took her post at the SEC just after the financial crisis and is credited with helping to craft reforms to prevent future economic disasters.
Posted In: Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Schapiro, financial reform

Sheila Bair on the state of Dodd-Frank and financial reform

Jul 18, 2012
Two years ago this Saturday, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. Many say the bailout pulled the economy back from the brink. But the ad-hoc nature of the bailout made clear we needed better ways of responding to -- and ideally preventing -- financial crises.
Posted In: Dodd-Frank law, Sheila Bair, financial reform

Financial crisis and 'Other People's Money'

Jan 26, 2011
If you want to find out what caused the 2008 financial crisis, you can pick up a copy of the 576-page report by the U.S. commission appointed to ...
Posted In: book review, Books, financial crisis, financial reform

MIDDAY UPDATE: new financial rules, Ghana oil drilling, Facebook

Dec 15, 2010
Federal agencies are beginning to shape the rules under Congress's financial overhaul, also known as the Dodd-Frank law. Regulators want to require...
Posted In: Dodd-Frank law, Facebook, financial reform, mid-day update, Oil, Wells Fargo

AP poll: 64% doubt financial reform will prevent another crisis

Jun 21, 2010
Congress is gearing up again to work on its financial reform bill. And just in time, there's a new Associated Press poll out today about the cause...
Posted In: financial reform