Features related to bank regulation

Barack Obama, Richard Cordray
February 12, 2013 | BillBoard

Why are Senate Republicans doing everything they can to cripple the already-successful Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? Continue reading

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February 1, 2013

The journalist explains how our government — fearing another economic calamity — lets big banks off the hook for detestable behavior. Continue reading

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker speaks at New York University in New York. March 2009. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 7, 2012 | Blog
Missed deadlines and Congressional hearings put more speed bumps in the road to implementation for the Volcker Rule.
Neil Barofsky, special inspector general for TARP, testifies before the Senate Finance Committee hearing to examine the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). July 2010. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 26, 2012
Barofsky describes some unscrupulous practices he found at the Home Affordable Modification Program, or HAMP, and his efforts to reform the program
Traders work in the Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. April 2010 (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 15, 2012 | Blog
Wall Street was firmly behind Obama in 2008 -- but this year, the employees of many big banks such as Goldman Sachs have defected to Romney.
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September 11, 2012 | Moyers Moments

The veteran bank regulator describes how fraud and deceit caused the country’s economic meltdown, which got its start four years ago this week. Continue reading

Sheila Bair on Moyers & Company. (Credit: Dale Robbins)
July 13, 2012

Financial expert Sheila Bair talks about about the lawlessness of our banking system and the prognosis for meaningful reform. Continue reading

Mitt Romney carries the Olympic flame during the final leg of the torch relay for the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. February 2006. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca, File)
June 29, 2012 | Blog

What do you get when you combine Mitt Romney, expensive horseflesh, fancy dinners and a financial scandal in the City of London? Continue reading

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April 5, 2012

Volcker defends the rule — now under siege — that he says aims to end conflicts of interest between bankers and their customers. Continue reading

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April 3, 2009 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Bill and a former senior regulator explore how the financial industry got away with bringing the economy to its knees. Continue reading