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Foreclosed house

E-mails obtained through a FOIA request reveal the extraordinary access SIFMA had to Federal Housing Finance Administration officials.

His next appointee for FCC chair could determine whether robber barons consolidate their domination of the public discourse.

Jamie Dimon

JPMorgan Chase gamed the system to hide risky trades. Will Congress let them go free?

Sherrod Brown

The Democratic senator is introducing legislation to break them up, but he’s in an uphill battle—against not only the GOP but his own party.

A former FCC commissioner points out that the agency can simply enforce a campaign finance disclosure requirement that’s already on the books.

Google campus

Left undiscussed in the FTC’s investigation is the search giant’s ability to limit what we all read.  

Senate Dems should restore the practice to its proper function: as a tool for public dissent, rather than unchecked, covert obstruction.

The recovery could be an opportunity to realign our relationship with the natural world.

With a new SEC regulation, no longer will big oil and mining companies be able to hide under-the-table payments to crooked Third World governments.

Sherrod Brown

Senator Sherrod Brown has been a leader in taking on the big banks, and now the Chamber of Commerce is retaliating.

Blogs

CEOs capture an average of 10 percent of their company’s profits. Will a new SEC action change that?

September 19, 2013

The top candidate for the Federal Reserve chair withdraws his name from consideration after key Democratic senators said they would oppose him.

September 15, 2013

A new campaign wants to warn you about the perils of climate change by putting labels on gas pumps.

August 9, 2013

Elizabeth Warren celebrates the confirmation of Richard Cordray to head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

July 17, 2013

Dodd-Frank didn’t succeed in putting an end to “too big to fail” banks, but a new bill to restore the Glass-Steagall Act might.

July 17, 2013

The scammers of the ‘multi-level marketing’ industry were on their way to being shut down in the 1990s—and then a Republican came to the White House.

July 16, 2013

Because of Mitch McConnell's obstructionism, Democrats recognize that it's necessary to reform rules to schedule votes on confirming NLRB members, a labor secretary and other Obama nominees.

July 10, 2013

Train derailment highlights a significant lack of oversight over the shipment of oil via rail, but that’s only one of the hazards of the North American oil boom. 

July 9, 2013

A little-known chokepoint for federal regulations is getting a new chief—and he has questions to answer.

June 12, 2013

The same chemical that exploded in West, Texas, is used by coal companies to blow up mountains.

May 7, 2013