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Reticence to nominate Warren: Sexism?

Aug 23, 2010
It's been a month since President Obama signed the financial regulatory reform that created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The administration has yet to nominate a director. Some advocates for one of the leading candidates for the job, Elizabeth Warren, see sexism at play. John Dimsdale reports.

Will SEC exercise new reform powers?

Aug 9, 2010
Provisions in the financial regulatory reforms could encourage huge numbers of new cases against companies. The provisions let the SEC give big financial payouts to whistle blowers whose info leads to successful enforcement action. Alisa Roth reports the agency's also making more use of the tools it already had.

Critics target loopholes in financial reform

Jul 27, 2010
Regulators are meeting at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to discuss major loopholes banks have found in the new financial reform.
President Barack Obama speaks about campaign finance reform legislation currently in the Senate in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C.
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SEC offers lucrative bounties to whistle-blowers

Jul 27, 2010
Part of the new financial reform law offers big rewards to whistle-blowers who report wrongdoing to the SEC.

Reform clears way for private equity to invest in banks

Jul 26, 2010
The new financial regulation gives private equity firms more latitude to invest in banks, a measure which could mean huge money-making potential.

Pay czar's report finds many 'ill-advised' bonuses on Wall Street

Jul 23, 2010
Pay czar Kenneth Feinberg rebuked Wall Street firms for paying out generous bonuses, even as the firms faced insolvency. Wall Streeters probably aren't hanging their heads in shame, but federal regulators may take his words into account when drafting laws on executive compensation.

Big three rating agencies prohibit use of their bond ratings

Jul 21, 2010
The bond market is already seeing the first consequence of the new financial reform bill. The three ratings agencies have prohibited the use of their ratings in new bond sales, fearing the law would expose them to new liability. Marketplace's Amy Scott explains.

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Lobbyists prepare for new financial reform landscape

Jul 19, 2010
It may take some time before we really know the effects of the financial reform bill. But whatever changes may come, lobbyists will be ready.

A closer look at new reform bill

Jul 16, 2010
The Senate voted in favor of a financial reform bill that President Obama is expected to sign next week. Travis Plunkett, legislative director for the Consumer Federation of America tells us what issues to look out for.

How will financial reform actually work?

Jul 16, 2010
Financial regulatory reform passed the Senate yesterday. Jennifer Collins explores the nitty-gritty of how that will work.