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Viewed from New York, the manner in which this eurozone story is playing out feels unnervingly similar to the pattern behind the American financial turmoil of late 2008…So will this now be followed, as it was in 2008... Read More
The Financial Times http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0d4554cc-bebe-11e0-a36b-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1U7HGnJRU
Investors are going to the mattresses, or the market equivalent of it. As fears mount over sputtering growth and the continued fallout from Europe's crisis, investors are moving heavily into cash. The Wall Street... Read More
The crisis must be bad: The European Central Bank has resumed its mothballed bond-buying program. After lying dormant for months, the ECB's Securities Markets Program sputtered into life Thursday to buy Irish and... Read More
No country seems to want a rising currency—and that poses a problem for a world economy struggling with weakening prospects for growth in the world's biggest developed nations. The Wall Street Journal http://... Read More
The European Central Bank resumed a crisis-management role on Thursday, stepping in after a four-month pause to buy government bonds in response to a debt crisis that started nearly two years ago in Greece and now threatens... Read More
Before getting too excited about the modest uptick in net job creation and a slight downward move in the unemployment rate, it’s probably worth a look under the hood. CNBC http://www.cnbc.com/id/44033486
Bank of New York Mellon Corp. on Thursday took the extraordinary step of telling large clients it will charge them to hold cash. The Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/... Read More
The attention-grabbing event in the economy over the past week was Thursday's 512.76-point plunge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/... Read More
The New York attorney general is moving to block a proposed $8.5 billion settlement struck in June by Bank of New York Mellon and Bank of America over troubled loan pools issued by Countrywide. A lawsuit filed late Thursday... Read More
Wall Street has its hands full with the Volcker Rule, according to a  new report by the consulting firm Deloitte. New York Times http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/08/05/banks-face-obstacles-with-volcker-rule-... Read More
FT http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/55ac5ace-bde9-11e0-ab9f-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1UANd8yxI
  Dennis Kelleher, president and CEO of Better Markets, is featured on an segment on the process of Dodd-Frank rulemaking.
  Michael Masters, Better Markets chairman, speaks on efforts to curb excessive speculation in commodity markets with Bloomberg TV.
A Senate panel approved President Obama's nominee to join the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Mark Wetjen, setting him up for a full Senate vote. Agriculture Committee Chairman Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) and... Read More
Capital One Financial Corp.’s purchase of ING Direct USA should be stopped as it would create another bank whose collapse may imperil the financial system, according to the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.... Read More
Congressional Republicans plan to block President Barack Obama from appointing a director for the new U.S. consumer agency over the August congressional recess. A spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell... Read More
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

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