Why American banks are hammering the competition

Jul 23, 2019
Big U.S. banks have European banks beat. But many of the struggles European banks are facing could start affecting American banks soon.
JP Morgan Chase headquarters in New York City.
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The Volcker rule, explained

May 30, 2018
Today, the Federal Reserve is scheduled to take a step toward revising the Volcker rule. That’s the regulation, hated by the big banks, that limits risky trading practices. The Fed is one of five federal agencies that needs to weigh…

Fed Board of Governors to consider changes to Volcker rule

May 29, 2018
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday is expected to take up a proposal to relax the Volcker rule. That’s the measure passed in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. Big banks say the Volcker rule, which is designed…

Fallout from Dodd-Frank rollback

Mar 8, 2018
Fair housing advocates are concerned about a pending vote in the Senate that would relax banking rules on reporting loan data. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Is the banking bill good for consumers?

Mar 7, 2018
A Senate bill that would roll back some banking restrictions passed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis is moving forward with bipartisan support. Seventeen Democrats voted along with Republicans on Tuesday to allow the banking bill to proceed…

How GOP will target Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Nov 21, 2016
The consumer agency has been a long-time foe of the party and of banks.
Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray waits for the beginning of a hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee earlier this year on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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Does the Federal Reserve need reforming?

Aug 1, 2016
Links between regional banks and private bankers are under fire
A view of the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., in 2015.
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Dodd-Frank: what it set out to do, and where we are now

Jun 7, 2016
Republicans want to move away from the law
President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010.
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Why do so many people love Glass-Steagall?

Jan 5, 2016
The depression-era banking regulation keeps coming up