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Across the country, the notion of state-owned banks is catching on.

Why leave your money in big banks that brought the financial system to ruin?

The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America helps prevent foreclosures by bringing banks to the negotiating table with mortgage holders.

John Dugan helped create the "too big to fail" economy--so why is he still regulating our banks?

To reform the financial sector, we must break up "too big to fail" conglomerates and reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.

If banks were people, here's what the full $17.5 trillion bailout would look like.

If Obama leads, the people will rally to his side. A good way to remind voters of the bold change they voted for last fall: ordering a hard cap on executive pay.

Was Phil Gramm truly unaware of the widespread efforts at UBS to defraud the US Treasury?

The average American is paying for the banking debacle not only in taxes for the bailout but with lost jobs and homes.

By now everybody must know that the top banking executives responsible for our economic meltdown have no shame.

Blogs

WikiLeaks may be the biggest information explosion this week, but Wednesday's mammoth release of documents pertaining to the Fed's bank bailout program could well spark the most outrage—at least among those not fortunate enough to head a firm on Wall Street.

December 2, 2010

Bank of America shares fell 3 percent on Tuesday after Julian Assange hinted that he had as much as 5 GB worth of their documents revealing some shady behavior.

December 1, 2010

Progressives worry that Obama is being "coy" about the authority he has handed the consumer champion. They're right to worry, and to keep the pressure on.

September 17, 2010

Harry Reid tried to shut down the debate on financial services reform. Republicans and responsible Democrats blocked the move. They were right to do so.

May 20, 2010

Congressman Jerrold Nadler chairs a hearing to examine the DOJ's prosecution of predatory lending.

April 30, 2010

Senate Republican block debate on reform. But the AFL-CIO and National People’s Action have a different idea -- and they are taking it to Wall Street.

April 27, 2010

Without Sherrod Brown's fix, financial services reform could be nothing more than a sham.

April 23, 2010

President Obama's conciliatory rhetoric denies the reality that big banks and corporations bet against Anerican communities.

April 22, 2010

The independent senator from Vermont backs four amendments to make a tepid bill muscular enough to change the way Wall Street does business.

April 20, 2010

Exhibit A in why an independent consumer watchdog is needed, both for consumers and the global economy.

April 16, 2010