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Do the former directors of the institutions that collapsed during the financial crisis have anything to worry about? If the experience of Enron is any example, the answer is a resounding no.   New York Times (Dealbook... Read More
Bank of America Corp. is having preliminary conversations about a home-foreclosure settlement that would reduce the amounts owed by some of its troubled borrowers in exchange for a broad release from legal claims against the... Read More
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is poised to take the lead in inquiries by state officials into whether some banks properly charged state and local pension funds for thousands of currency transactions over the... Read More
In the past few days, short-term credit markets, where big financial institutions turn to fund their day-to-day operations, showed signs of stress. Amid relief that the U.S. government will escape default, the strains on... Read More
Americans stepped up saving in June and cut spending, in a broad retrenchment that is both a cause of the slowing economic recovery and a reaction to it. Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/... Read More
At last Washington has reached a deal that raises the debt limit and averts a default that would have been a national embarrassment and an economic and geopolitical catastrophe. The forces shaping the deal are multifaceted... Read More
The Republican chairman of the House Financial Services Committee proposed restructuring the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, saying he wanted to make the agency more efficient and correct its “... Read More
With the U.S. economy flatlining and at risk of falling into a new recession, the Federal Reserve lacks good tools to do much of anything about it — though that won’t necessarily stop the central bank from trying... Read More
It comes as no surprise to find that Alan Greenspan is wrong. But with respect to his latest column, an attempted defense of laissez-faire regulatory policies and lower bank capital standards, it’s worth... Read More
After playing a key role in creating the greatest economic disaster in three generations, you might have expected Alan Greenspan to lie low. But no, he’s out there issuing opinions, which for some reason still get... Read More
Alan Greenspan's article "Regulators must risk more to push growth" (July 27) involves false characterisations and inappropriate analogies. Therefore, it is misleading about capital requirements and their costs... Read More
The pillars of the European economy are still under pressure. The public finances of many countries have been ruined by the crisis, while the public financial system is still unrepaired. The Financial Times http://www.ft.... Read More
  Michael Masters of Better Markets explains why the CFTC needs to take action against commodity speculators. Watch video here
BETTER MARKETS CALLS FOR TOUGH RULES TO CURB EXCESS SPECULATION Better Markets, a watchdog group promoting the public interest in the capital and commodity markets, has urged federal regulators to curb commodities... Read More
BETTER MARKETS CALLS FOR TOUGH RULES TO CURB EXCESS SPECULATION Better Markets, a watchdog group promoting the public interest in the capital and commodity markets, has urged federal regulators to curb commodities... Read More
The Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday approved President Obama’s pick for the newest member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, an increasingly powerful agency at the center of the financial regulatory... Read More
FT (Sub.) http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d304f938-bc48-11e0-80e0-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1TnXbnXrP Key words: Final day  
Wall Street Journal (sub.) http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903520204576481993587686186.html?KEYWORDS=factories Keywords: cost of the crisis, economy, manufacturing, expansion, contraction, employment, graph,... Read More
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission asked an appeals court on Wednesday to dismiss a challenge filed by two top industry groups to the agency's rules aimed at preventing excessive speculation in markets such as... Read More
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has rejected a request by two trade groups to delay its implementation of position limits aimed at curtailing bets in the commodities markets, according to two people familiar with... Read More

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