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Reuters' Charles Levinson has written a must-read investigative report on Wall Street's latest scheme to avoid critically important financial reforms: change a few words in their derivatives contracts and pretend that they are not guaranteeing their overseas affiliates.
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WASHINGTON -- In the early campaign money race for the 2016 presidential election, executives and employees of big bank institutions
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The top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee criticized Germany's handling of the Greek crisis.
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The growth of the U.S.'s bigger and broader productive economy has been stunted by bad policies and bank bailouts benefiting rent-seeking financiers siphoning off an outsized percentage of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP).
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Neel Kashkari is a former Goldman Sachs Golden Boy who left that infamous organization to join the Treasury Department, where he was responsible for overseeing $700 billion in bailouts to his former employer and other Wall Street firms. Now he wants to run for governor of California on that record.
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I didn't hear Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on TV yesterday, but I read this morning that he was asked "how come the Obama administration bailed out the banks but isn't talking about doing so for Detroit?"
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This is little more than a brazen attempt to bully U.S. regulators into delaying and weakening U.S. rules, which, as Senator Elizabeth Warren has pointed out, must not happen.
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Behold, leadership (emphasis mine): [Would you like to follow me on Twitter? Because why not?] But it's not like your elected
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Maybe it's time for a '60s-style student uprising -- but this time instead of occupying college hallways, they ought to occupy the halls of a Congress that favors big banks over struggling students.
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To persuade us today that a future Treasury Secretary really will pull the plug on an insolvent US G-SIFI, the resolution scheme will have to be widely viewed as nearly foolproof -- that is, virtually free of "Lehman risk."
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It's a good thing we have all decided not to care about the Libor scandal, or Tim Geithner might be looking kind of silly right now.
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She has asked that Fed and Treasury to make it happen, and they have said they'll get right back to her on it. Treasury Secretary
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The central unspoken issue in 2012 remains the continued 30-year wealth shift upward, exacerbated by Washington's false deficit narrative and calls for austerity that actually expand wealth inequity.
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Britain, Switzerland and the United States, frustrated by the slow pace of reform, have drawn up plans giving their local
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Given the massive bailouts the industry scored in 2008-9, and how easy policy-makers have been on them, the arrogance and hubris of talking about Soviet style government is pretty amazing. But then that fits quite well with Romney and Ryan, too.