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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
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  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
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