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One year after the passage of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul, key regulators keep delaying or weakening new rules and regulations. The Commodities and Futures Trading Commission is also proposing to push back impending deadlines.
The British government is set to unveil new legislation that would separate retail banking from riskier investment banking. The changes aim to reduce the risk of future bailouts.
Last month, the United States Postal Service announced a $2.2 billion loss for the first quarter of 2011. With more and more transactions like bill payments occurring online, what does the future look like for the USPS?
The House Education Committee will take up a bill today aimed at better controlling federally backed student loans and student debt. One new rule would define how accredited schools could define a credit hour.
According to Tanzania's opposition party, 13 percent of the country's budget is spent on stipends for members of parliament. Now, many politicians are moving to give up their stipends to help their constituents.
Richard DeKaser, economist with the Parthenon Group, explains why budget cuts in Athens sparked such violent protests, and connects the situation in Greece to U.S. negotiations over the debt ceiling.
According to UCLA's quarterly economic forecast, more Californians are renting in the cities than buying suburban McMansions. UCLA's Jerry Nickelsburg explains.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 15, 2011