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The return of Glass-Steagall
Republicans, including President Trump, have been talking about bringing back Glass-Steagall, the 1930s law requiring banks to separate their commercial and investment banking businesses. Gary Cohn, the president’s economic adviser, reportedly told senators he supports that proposal in a private meeting yesterday, according to Bloomberg. If Glass-Steagall were to be reintroduced, what would that mean […]
Maine Senator Angus King wants to make banking boring again
Senator Angus King of Maine explains why he supports reintroducing Glass-Steagall and shares his thoughts on the rising costs of higher education.
UK banks face break up if they don't shape up
Britain’s finance chief has delivered an ultimatum to the U.K.’s banks: Obey our new rules or we’ll break you up. Some analysts say the U.S. should follow the British example.
Three steps to boost investor confidence
Banks are still huge, financial scandals still break -- even after the recession revealed flaws in the financial system. A commentator gives his short-and-sweet solution.
Former Citigroup CEO: Break up the banks
Former Citigroup CEO and anti-Glass-Steagall lobbyist Sanford Weill declared today that the major banks are too big and should be broken up.
Time to bring back Glass-Steagall?
Commentator Robert Reich says the Volcker Rule is not strong enough to prevent JPMorgan Chase-style loss.
Volcker Rule Ends Speculation, Creates Speculation
Of all the hundreds of rules passed to prevent another financial crisis, the one regulators begin unveiling today is perhaps the most feared by t...