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The SEC has filed a civil suit against Goldman Sachs for their role in exacerbating the sub-prime mortgage crisis by producing risky investment options. On this week's The Breakdown, Hayes discusses the case with blogger, author and economist Simon Johnson.

Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes joins The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the strategy of both parties on Wall Street reform.

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?

Blogs

It's amazing what inequality can drive people to, eventually. Just look at Egypt.

January 31, 2011

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