Topic: Financial Regulatory Policy

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  • Robert Reich Scandal of scandals: Barclays corruption probe digs up new dirt

    When it comes to Wall Street, many of us suffer outrage fatigue and cynicism that nothing will ever be done to stop these abuses. The question is whether the unfolding Barclays scandal will provide enough energy to finally force a change.

  • Robert Reich Dimon in the rough: Keeping regulators off of Wall Street

    The main regulator of derivatives (bets on bets), wants to extend Dodd-Frank regulations to the foreign branches and subsidiaries of Wall Street banks. But JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon would greatly prefer this not happen.

  • Dimon in the hot seat before Congress

    The JPMorgan Chase CEO was in front of Congress for a second time; he is under fire for a $2 billion trading loss.

  • JPMorgan Chase CEO: Shareholders had risk info

    JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon insisted his bank did its best to inform investors about its risk strategy preceding its $2 billion-plus trading loss. JPMorgan Chase used risk assessment models that provided the best information at the time, according to Dimon.

  • Jamie Dimon fields Congress questions on $2B trading loss

    Jamie Dimon, the embattled JPMorgan Chase CEO, returns to Congress Tuesday to face more questions about the $2 billion trading loss incurred by the bank. Jamie Dimon is testifying before the House Financial Services Committee.

  • What Jamie Dimon told Congress: four key points

    Before the Senate Banking Committee, Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan's CEO, apologized again for the firm's $2 billion loss last month. Here are some nuggets from his two hours of testimony.

  • The Monitor's View Lessons in risk for JPMorgan Chase chief

    JPMorgan Chase bank chief Jamie Dimon explained his bank's $2 billion trading loss to Congress, revealing a lesson in not being complacent about risk management – a difficult task in a complex world of diffuse risks.

  • Credit cards: Top 4 tips for retirees

    Credit cards make sense in retirement, as long as you don't slack off on managing your credit. Seniors who maintain a healthy credit history and high FICO scores will benefit – not only from low interest rates and better terms on loans, but also from leveraging lucrative credit card sign-up bonuses to earn thousands in free travel, cash back, or other merchandise. The key is to use credit cards responsibly. Here are four tips on how to use your credit cards in retirement: 

  • Facebook IPO: Six key dates in its debacle

    Facebook's first week as a publicly traded company will go down as a terribly botched corporate launch, perhaps one of the worst in recent history for such a highly visible entity. Eight days ago, it was the tech world's most highly anticipated initial public offering in eight years. Now, the social media company faces mounting legal woes and serves as an embarrassing example of how not to run an IPO. Despite rising insider pessimism about its growth prospects, Facebook kept boosting its asking price and the number of shares it would sell. The result: billions of dollars in losses; investigations by two congressional committees, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), an industry watchdog, and the state of Massachusetts; at least 13 class-action lawsuits; and thousands of resentful shareholders who days later still were unsure how many Facebook shares they had or at what price. Here are six key dates in Facebook's unfolding IPO disaster.

  • The Circle Bastiat Herbert Hoover's bad rap

    Though Roosevelt gets credit for saving the nation, Hoover was far from a 'do-nothing president.'