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PODCAST: A better Volcker Rule?

Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker at the Senate on May 9, 2012.

The developer of the World Trade Center hopes to recover billions of dollars from United, American, Boeing and other aviation companies to pay for WTC's destruction in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A judge rules today.

It's been four years since Congress passed the Volcker Rule, a sweeping law aimed at fixing the financial system following its great collapse. But regulators still haven’t figured out how to implement it. Put simply, the rule send this message to big financial companies: It's ok to place financial bets with client money, but not with bank funds. The rationale? If bank bets go bad, it could bring down the whole system and leave taxpayers picking up the pieces.

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David Brancaccio is the host of Marketplace Morning Report. Follow David on Twitter @DavidBrancaccio
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