Nation Topics - Banking Predatory Lending
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What's missing in the President's call for reform are concrete rules that address a dysfunctional banking system. Slow down the rush to weak solutions.
Long before most in the business press rose to the challenge, Gretchen Morgenson was reporting that the financial sector had gone rogue.
Unveiling new proposals to regulate Wall Street, Geithner and Summers now condemn the shenanigans they once abetted and celebrated.
The head of the FDIC is looking out for taxpayers--and that's why the big guys on Wall Street and their allies in the Obama administration are out to get her.
It would be nice to blame the Gipper for the economic meltdown, but the facts don't support it. The real villains are closer at hand.
Congress, at the behest of the banking industry, has changed accounting rules to make company balance sheets even more opaque. How is that going to help?
The unregulated hedge fund calls the shots in the government's trillion-dollar bailout program--snapping up bad loans some of its execs originally marketed.
Obama and Congress must get tougher on offshore tax cheats--prosecuting them as criminals and requiring full payment, with penalties and interest.
Wall Street's pervasive influence on Obama's change agenda props up banks, while the real economy continues to suffer.
Momentum is shifting in Washington to to protect consumers from arbitrary rate hikes and other unfair and deceptive credit card practices.
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