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Interview: Paul Volcker on why U.S. presidents still call on the former Fed chief

Oct 15, 2012
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and his biographer Bill Silber sit down for an interview on the economy, financial regulation, and why U.S. presidents still call on the former Fed chief.
Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in 2012.
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Commentary

Time to bring back Glass-Steagall?

May 16, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says the Volcker Rule is not strong enough to prevent JPMorgan Chase-style loss.

JPMorgan takes a $2 billion fall

May 11, 2012
Huge trading losses by America's biggest bank strengthen advocates of the Volcker Rule and tougher bank regulation.

How big of a deal is JPMorgan's loss?

May 11, 2012
Economist Chris Low discusses the impact of JPMorgan's $2 billion loss and whether we should be concerned that it could happen at other banks.
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Explaining proprietary trading and its risks

Feb 23, 2012
Prop trading, as it’s called on Wall Street, is the target of the Volcker Rule, a centerpiece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act. Marketplace’s Paddy Hirsch explains what proprietary trading is, and why it’s potentially dangerous for our savings and…
Prop trading, as it’s called on Wall Street, is the target of the Volcker Rule, a centerpiece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act. Marketplace’s Paddy Hirsch explains what proprietary trading is, and why it’s potentially dangerous for our savings and the financial system.
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Volcker Rule aims for fewer risks in the market

Feb 14, 2012
There's renewed debate today about the so-called "Volcker Rule." It's part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform passed two years ago. Basically, the Volcker Rule says banks should take fewer risks in the market.

Key financial reform gets push back

Feb 14, 2012
The Volcker Rule aims to prevent banks from betting their own money. Banks and foreign governments say could hurt markets more than it helps.

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Economy 4.0

Why mere mortals should know the name 'Volcker'

Feb 13, 2012
Former Fed chairman Paul Volcker is weighing in on the rule that bears his name. The banks are paying attention; you should, too.
Economy 4.0

The Problems with the Volcker Rule

Oct 21, 2011
In Washington, a piece of the financial reform law that was passed last year is having a tough time getting implemented. It's called the Volcker...
Economy 4.0

Help Write the Rules for Bank Gambling

Oct 17, 2011
Our big bank regulators have a couple of questions for you. Actually, make that 394 questions....

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