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The House Financial Services Committee moved to protect its political and jurisdictional interests by conducting one its first hearings on the implementation of the derivatives section of Dodd-Frank. In his opening remarks,... Read More
The House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management provided another early opportunity for business interest groups to make their case against the imposition of margin requirements if their... Read More
The House Agriculture Committee convened an early hearing looking at the implementation of Dodd-Frank's derivatives section. This section, one of the most important aspects of the financial regulatory reform effort,... Read More
WHAT’S THE RULE? The Financial Stability Oversight Council on July 18 approved a final rule that would designate large payment-clearing and settlement companies as systemically important, which would allow regulators... Read More
WHAT’S THE RULE? The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on July 14 published a final rule on the prohibition of market manipulation, which gives the agency  new powers to go after fraud. WHY IS IT... Read More
WHAT’S THE RULE? The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on July 13 approved a final rule that would for the first time define the term “agricultural commodity” to better regulate the swaps market and... Read More
Delta Airlines Michael Greenberger  
Americans for Financial Reform Sen. Maria Cantwell Council of Institutional Investors Michael Greenberger Sen. Carl Levin
"The lead on a front page Wall Street Journal article today, entitled "As Middle Class Shrinks, P&G Aims High and Low," was nothing less than shocking:  "'For generations, Procter &... Read More
Floyd Norris has a terrific piece today in the New York Times entitled "For Banks, Unfortunate Echoes of 2008."   The attached chart accompanies his piece, which you should read.........and worry... Read More
NYT Columnist Gretchen Morgenson lays out the story of yet another egregious example of the SEC not doing its job.  This time relates to its utter failure to use the legal authority to make executives pay back their... Read More
"No Job, No Insurance, No Health Care" isn't just a title for a New York Times Editorial.  It's a fact of life for tens of millions of Americans who want to work and provide for their families, but... Read More
There's no way  Gillian Tett, FT's US Editor, could have known how timely her column today would be.  It's provocatively entitled "From Mesopotamia to America's Subprime Slave System" and... Read More
"President Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan got generally good reviews from economists on Friday, though several noted one glaring omission: The plan does not include a comprehensive way to address... Read More
As you get through the many things you have to do today, tomorrow, this week, this month and, for that matter, the things you might do during your, at most, 100 years here on earth, remember that 200... Read More
Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Treatment of Asset-Backed Issuers
Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Use of Derivatives by Investment Companies
The New York Times Public Editor has an insightful, if incomplete, piece in today's paper on the very profitable Dealbook section of the paper and its web presence entitled "Financial News for the Rest of Us.... Read More
What is the employment crisis doing to Americans, their families and their communities?  Read this article in today's Washington Post to find out:  Working on the Fringe.  "I'm sorry, but this is... Read More
Anyone who cares about the future of our country, must read Robert Samuelson's column today, which details a potentially depressing decade of unemployment and underemployment: "We have entered a long period of... Read More