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Banks Profit from Captive Customers in Prison

Thursday, October 02, 2014

If you have a family member in prison, sending them money to pay for basic necessities like toilet paper and warm clothing often comes with high fees. 

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Money Talking

Summer Smackdown: Murdoch, Wall Street Banks and Tax Inversions

Friday, August 08, 2014

Fox's Rupert Murdoch gives up on his bid for Time Warner. Wall Street banks get dissed by regulators. And Walgreens decides, its not a Swiss company after all.

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WNYC News

How the Case Against BNP Paribas was Pieced Together

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

BNP Paribas will pay a record $8.9 billion fine. That's big news — but just how the case against the bank was pieced together is even more fascinating.

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WNYC News

Price Tag to Keep Bank In New York: $23 Million

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bank of New York Mellon chooses new world headquarters in Lower Manhattan.

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WNYC News

JP Morgan Fights Unemployment in the Bronx

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The nation's largest bank is investing $20 million in economically depressed counties in New York State in order to address the so-called "skills gap."

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WNYC News

New Cyber Security Tests for New York's Banks

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

They face identity theft, account takeovers — are they prepared?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Feds Won't Rule Out Cuomo-Moreland Probe

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In the wake of the dissolution of the Moreland Commission, Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, explains why he is criticizing NY Governor Cuomo and talks about what more could be accomplished to stem abuse and prosecute public corruption. Plus: his recent remarks on big banks and possible future charges against financial institutions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Seven Sins of Wall Street

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bloomberg News reporter and author of The Seven Sins of Wall Street: Big Banks, their Washington Lackeys, and the Next Financial Crisis, Bob Ivry, discusses his reporting on how banks have re-grouped since the 2008 crisis, and in many ways not learned their lessons.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Volcker Rule and You

Friday, December 13, 2013

Heidi Moore, finance and economics editor at The Guardian, talks about the new financial regulation restricting how banks can trade securities and invest with their own funds.

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Specials

Should We Break Up The Big Banks?

Saturday, November 23, 2013

To prevent the collapse of the global financial system in 2008, Treasury committed 245 billion in taxpayer dollars to stabilize America’s banking institutions. Today, banks that were once “too big to fail” have only grown bigger, with JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Goldman Sachs holding assets equal to over 50% of the U.S. economy. Were size and complexity at the root of the financial crisis, or do calls to break up the big banks ignore real benefits that only economies of scale can pass on to customers and investors?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

China's cash crunch

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

China's cash crunch

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Details of the Government Foreclosure Deal

Monday, April 15, 2013

As the government's largest effort to compensate victims of the banks' foreclosure practices comes to a close, ProPublica's Paul Kiel reports that it won't be much of an ending: roughly 3 million borrowers will receive no more than $500. He goes into the history of robo-signing and other aggressive practices that caused homeowners who weren’t behind on their mortgage payments to face foreclosure. His latest article is "For Most Homeowners, Gov’t Foreclosure Deal Brings A Few Hundred Bucks."

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

What lies ahead for Cyprus and the eurozone?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

What lies ahead for Cyprus and the eurozone?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Banks Avoid Bad Press with Secret FDIC Settlements

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Since 2007, nearly 500 banks of failed, but rather than sue those banks for losses and malfeasance, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has opted for settlements that often go unreported. LA Times reporter Scott Reckard talks about having to obtain information about FDIC settlements through a Freedom of Information Act request.

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WNYC News

One Year Later: How the $25B Bank Settlement is Helping Consumers

Thursday, February 21, 2013

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It's been one year since five of the nation's biggest banks reached a $25 billion settlement with state attorneys general across the country over charges that the banks used faulty practices to foreclosure on hundreds of thousands of homeowners. 

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WNYC News

Banks Settle For Billions Of Dollars in Mortgage Claims

Monday, January 07, 2013

Ten major banks and mortgage companies are settling with federal regulators over accusations they wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What's Inside America's Banks

Thursday, January 03, 2013

More than four years after the 2008 financial crisis, public trust in banks is as low as ever. Sophisticated investors describe big banks as “black boxes” that may still be concealing enormous risks— the sort that could again take down the economy. Jesse Eisinger's investigation, written with Frank Partnoy, is called  “What’s Inside America’s Banks” and appears in the January/February issue of The Atlantic.

 

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Spread

Thursday, January 03, 2013

On today’s show: ProPublica’s Jesse Eisinger takes a look at why public trust in banks is at an all time low. Then, Charles Morris describes the first industrial revolution in the United States, which started in the 1820s. Also, a history of peanut butter. And, we’ll investigate whether lead in gasoline was a cause of fluctuations in violent crime over the last 50 years.

The Brian Lehrer Show

UBS Admits to Fraud

Thursday, December 20, 2012

UBS has pled guilty to manipulating global interest rates, and will pay $1.5billion in fines. Liam Vaughan, Bloomberg UK finance reporter, discusses the case and the implications for financial regulation.

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WNYC News

Analysis: What a Money-Laundering Settlement Means for HSBC

Monday, December 10, 2012

Federal and New York authorities are expected to announce a record $1.9 billion settlement with HSBC over money-laundering charges on Tuesday, sending a message that banks can't skirt U.S. sanctions law while doing business in the United States.

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