Dodd Frank

The Takeaway

Warren, Bush & Clinton: The New Politics of 2016?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Many are hoping that Senator Elizabeth Warren will run for president in 2016—a role many believe Hillary Clinton is hoping to fill. And now Jeb Bush is considering a presidential run.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Wall Street Always Wins

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Earlier this week the House Financial Services Committee approved several pieces of legislation which alter the portion of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law that deals with derivatives. Jeff Connaughton, a former investment banker, lobbyist, White House lawyer and Senate aide, talks about the state of Wall Street regulation. He's the author of The Payoff: Why Wall Street Always Wins.

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Could Changes at the SEC Means Changes for the Financial Industry?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A change at the top of the Securities and Exchange Commission could mean new changes for the financial industry.


The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Too Big To Fail

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: A look at the current state of the financial sector, including big banks, borrowers and lenders and the housing market. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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The Takeaway

Nine Big Banks Prepare Their Living Wills for Regulators

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nine of America’s biggest banks are being asked to submit plans for how they could be dismantled by the government if the bank was near default. Will these "living wills" improve regulation and bank functioning?


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Opinion: I've Had Enough of Banks Behaving Badly

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

They are still foreclosing on homeowners and resisting write-downs, still raising banking fees, still lobbying against reforms. And one can bet they are on track for big bonuses.

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The Takeaway

Fallout From JPMorgan Chase $2 Billion Loss

Monday, May 14, 2012

The fallout from JPMorgan’s incredible $2 billion trading loss is officially underway: three-high ranking officials are set to resign and damage control is in full-effect. Michael Greenberger, financial law professor at the University of Maryland School of Law and former regulator at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission discusses how the banking giant could have avoided this historic trading blunder and what banking reforms loom on the horizon.

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The Takeaway

Capitol Hill: GOP Blocks Cordray From CFPB; Gingrich's Popularity in Congress

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich looks at two major stories playing out inside the halls of Congress this week. The White House is attempting to push recalcitrant Senate Republicans to confirm former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Forty-five Senate Republicans signed a letter in May vowing to block any nominee unless Congress was given more oversight of the bureau. Zwillich also spent time on Capitol hill talking to lawmakers about GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich. 

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Explainer: Is Glass-Steagall Back? And Would it Prevent the Next Financial Crisis?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bloomberg News reports what the Federal Reserve wouldn't: that the United States' central bank committed $7.77 trillion to bailing out the financial industry in the wake of the 2008 crisis, netting banks $13 billion in profits in the process.

The Fed's bailout package was more than ten times ...

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The Process Is Political: Banks Abandon Obama

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Banks Abandon Obama: America’s six largest banks have dramatically changed allegiances since the 2008 presidential money race, and GOP candidate Mitt Romney is reaping the spoils. Recent campaign finance reports “offer a vivid illustration of how the president's first 30 months in office have fractured what was once a warm relationship with the largest American banks,” reports American Banker, a daily financial industry newspaper. "You could sum it all up in a hyphenated word: Dodd-Frank," University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato tells the paper.

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Did It Work? Dodd-Frank

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I don’t want to yell fire in a crowded movie theater, but... these firms are even too-bigGER-to-fail now.

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Dodd-Frank Anniversary, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Launches, and Gay Marriage in New York

Monday, July 18, 2011

This week marks the one-year anniversary of President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Bill into law. A key component of that bill was the establishment of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which will open its doors on Thursday. Yesterday, Obama announced Elizabeth Warren — the progressive icon who was charged with setting up the CFPB — will not be heading the new agency. In other news, the first legal same-sex marriages will take place in New York next weekend, and the nation's biggest banks will release their latest quarterly earnings statements.


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Is Bank Regulation Excessive, or Necessary?

Monday, June 20, 2011

If you make these capital standards high enough and burdensome enough, then firms aren't going to grow larger. If you know that you have to hold a lot more capital because you have some risky assets, you might think twice about holding those assets.

Deborah Solomon, financial policy writer for The Wall Street Journal, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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