Glass Steagall

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A 1999 Story We Missed

Monday, October 13, 2014

The repeal of Glass-Steagall didn't get much attention in 1999, but it sowed the seeds for the financial crisis. "25 Years in 25 Days" talks to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

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Washington Grills the Banks

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Yesterday in Washington, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were talking about the structure and behavior of big banks. Tim Geithner offered testimony about the LIBOR rate-fixing scandal. And comments by a former Citigroup CEO led to buzz about the return of Glass-Steagall, which prevented banks from getting too big. Wall Street Journal economic policy reporter Damian Paletta discusses the latest.

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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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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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