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  • Window closing for Obama to fill Federal Reserve board

    If Republicans take control of the Senate after the November elections, Obama's ability to appoint his preferred candidates to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors would be limited.

  • Why aren't any bankers in jail, Elizabeth Warren asks

    Warren launched into an extended criticism of regulators at a Senate hearing after Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo said that he didn't know whether his agency had referred any bank executives to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution.

  • Regulators hope to finish major mortgage rule this year

    Federal regulators expect to finish writing this year a long-overdue mortgage regulation that was one of the most important provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law.

  • Higher capital requirements coming for big banks

    Requiring big banks to hold extra capital is required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law and the Basel III international accords on banking regulations, both of which were drafted in the wake of the 2008 crisis to prevent bank failures that threaten to bring down the financial system and...

  • Three Dodd-Frank rules the finance industry wants most to change

    Four years after the Dodd-Frank financial reform law passed Congress, most of its big regulatory provisions have been written. But that doesn't mean that the lobbying and politicking over the legislation is over.

  • Americans now view banks positively

    The banking industry now has a net positive rating of 8 points, up from near -30 points in the depths of the recession. The real estate industry also has undergone a dramatic reversal in public perception, notching its first positive rating since the peak of the housing bubble in 2006.

  • New banking rules could raise cost of borrowing, critics warn

    New regulations intended to prevent future financial panics will force banks and other companies to hold more Treasury securities.

  • MetLife told it will be named officially 'too big to fail'

    The decision means that MetLife will be regulated as a large bank, with tighter regulations, higher capital requirements and oversight from the Federal Reserve.

  • TD Ameritrade becoming official NFL sponsor

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade announced Thursday that it's becoming an official NFL sponsor this fall to tell more about its services and increase the chances of its ads being seen. Chief Marketing Officer Denise Karkos said the Omaha-based company already advertised during...

  • Europeans ramp up stimulus

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the bank's governing council was "unanimous in its commitment to using additional unconventional instruments within its mandate" if they became necessary to prevent inflation from falling too low.

  • Post-crisis banking rules are almost done, but critics aren't happy

    In addition to requiring banks to hold more liquid assets, regulators have finalized plans to mandate banks to have more capital relative to their risk-weighted assets.

  • Asia stocks drift, Samsung gains on Edge launch

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster Thursday after Wall Street fell and as investors looked ahead to a European Central Bank meeting and U.S. economic data. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 was down 0.2 percent at 15,703.89 while South Korea's Kospi added 0.2 percent to 2,055.58....

  • Regulators set rules meant to ward off bank crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are requiring big banks to keep enough high-quality assets on hand to survive during a severe downturn, the latest move under congressional mandate to lessen the likelihood of another financial meltdown. The Federal Reserve adopted rules on a 5-0 vote...

  • Big banks required to hold $100 billion more in liquid assets to protect against panics

    An official at the Federal Reserve said the new measure would ensure that banks hold enough assets that "can be converted quickly and easily into cash in the amount needed" to avoid having its assets tied up when a creditor demands payment.

  • Where things stand with Detroit's bankruptcy plan

    DETROIT (AP) — More than a year after Detroit filed for the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a federal judge is hearing evidence on whether he should approve the city's plan to emerge from billions of dollars in debt. Here's a look at the past, present and future of the city's...



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