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  1. January 8, 2013

    Fed weighs foreign banks derivatives deal

    The US Federal Reserve is weighing a plan that would allow big foreign banks to avoid costly regulatory changes that were...

  2. December 11, 2010

    Democrats angry about estate tax provision

    No issue has infuriated congressional Democrats resisting the Obama administration’s tax deal with Republicans more than the...

  1. Money Supply

    December 8, 2010

    White House tax cuts spam

    In the last few hours I’ve had ten separate emails from the White House announcing that various senators, Congresspeople,...

  2. August 11, 2010

    Obama-backed candidate wins Senate primary

    President Barack Obama’s preferred US Senate candidate won the Democratic primary in Colorado on Tuesday night, amid a slew...

  3. July 30, 2010

    Senate fails to pass business lending bill

    A White House-backed effort to kick start lending to struggling small businesses failed in the Senate on Thursday as...

  4. July 5, 2010

    JPMorgan brushes aside bill concerns

    JPMorgan, which last week acquired a large energy and metals trader, has brushed aside industry concerns that legislation...

  5. June 28, 2010

    Obscure brokers to get a new role

    Obscure entities known as futures commission merchants (FCMs) are set to see their role in the financial system expand...

  6. June 27, 2010

    Obscure brokers to get a new role

    Obscure entities known as futures commission merchants (FCMs) are set to see their role in the financial system expand...

  7. June 26, 2010

    Way clear for radical overhaul of Wall Street

    The US Congress finalised a sweeping overhaul of financial regulation yesterday that would impose a $19bn (£12.6bn) levy on...

  8. June 26, 2010

    Emotional finish to marathon

    At 5.06am yesterday, lawmakers voted to name the US financial regulation bill after Barney Frank, chairman of the House...

  9. June 25, 2010

    Emotional finish to marathon

    At 5.06am on Friday, US lawmakers came to an historic decision: they voted to name the financial reform bill they were in...

  10. June 25, 2010

    Way clear for Wall Street overhaul

    The US Congress finalised a major regulatory overhaul of the financial sector on Friday that would impose a $19bn levy on...

  11. June 15, 2010

    Lincoln adds detail on swaps proposal

    Blanche Lincoln, the Senate agriculture committee's Democratic chairman, yesterday moved to assuage concerns over her swaps...

  12. FT Alphaville

    June 14, 2010

    A US derivatives compromise?

    …Well, we’re about to find out. Details of a compromise on the most controversial bit of US financial reform still...

  13. FT Alphaville

    June 14, 2010

    US banks set to lose swaps fight

    Banks are likely to lose a key battle in the US over whether they will be forced to spin off their lucrative swaps desks,...

  14. June 14, 2010

    US banks set to lose lobby fight on swaps

    Banks are likely to lose a key lobbying battle in the US over whether they will be forced to spin off their lucrative swaps...

  15. June 14, 2010

    Wall Street faces defeat in push to retain swaps desks

    Banks are likely to lose a key lobbying battle in the US over whether they will be forced to spin off their swaps desks, say...

  16. June 13, 2010

    US banks set to lose swaps desks

    Banks are likely to lose a key lobbying battle in the US over whether they will be forced to spin off their lucrative swaps...

  17. June 11, 2010

    Legislators seek to unify financial reforms

    US lawmakers gathered in a rare public conference yesterday to merge two versions of financial reform, but glossed over...

  18. June 11, 2010

    US lawmakers seek to unify financial reforms

    US lawmakers gathered in a rare public conference on Thursday to merge two versions of financial reform, but glossed over...

  19. June 10, 2010

    Arkansas sharpens debate on bank risks

    The unresolved question of which bank activities to ban hangs over a congressional conference beginning today that is due to...

  20. June 10, 2010

    Clock ticking for decision on fate of banking activities

    The question of which bank activities to ban hangs over a congressional conference beginning today that is due to finalise...

  21. June 9, 2010

    Arkansas sharpens debate on bank risks

    The unresolved question of which bank activities to ban hangs over a congressional conference beginning on Thursday that is...

  22. June 3, 2010

    Lawmakers move to toughen 'Volcker rule' in Wall Street bill

    Congressional negotiators are moving to toughen financial reform legislation, raising the chances that banks will face a...

  23. June 2, 2010

    Lawmakers move to toughen ‘Volcker rule’

    William Dudley, president of the New York Fed, whose post Congress wants to confirm in future Congressional negotiators are...

  24. FT Alphaville

    May 25, 2010

    Barney Frank to shepherd financial reform

    US representative Barney Frank will lead the House-Senate conference to finalise financial reform, Reuters reports. Senators...

  25. May 24, 2010

    Congress poised for final push

    Leaders in Congress could as early as today select the lawmakers who will participate in the final round of negotiations on...

  26. May 23, 2010

    Final talks near on US financial reform

    Wall Street scrutiny: under legislation passed last week, the CFTC will now also oversee the over-the-counter derivatives...

  27. May 22, 2010

    Wall Street keeps up pressure for lighter touch

    Wall Street may have lost several battles in the long-running debate over US financial regulation but still believes it can...

  28. May 21, 2010

    Democrats pledge swift conclusion to reform

    Barney Frank, the powerful chairman of the House financial services committee, pledged a swift conclusion to US financial...

  29. May 21, 2010

    Wall Street in final fightback

    Wall Street may have lost several battles in the long-running debate over US financial regulation but still believes it can...

  30. May 20, 2010

    Dodd drops derivatives compromise

    An attempt to craft a compromise over derivatives reform in the US was yesterday abandoned by Chris Dodd, the Senate banking...

  31. May 18, 2010

    Senate to drive regulatory reform

    The US Senate will vote as early as tomorrow on regulatory reform, calling time on months of congressional wrangling over...

  32. May 18, 2010

    Last financial war

    John Gapper: Despite being a supporter of the "Volcker rule", I struggle to understand the logic of the move in the Senate...

  33. May 18, 2010

    Challenges from the left

    Blanche Lincoln is not the only Democrat facing a challenge from the left today - Arlen Specter faces an uphill battle in...

  34. May 18, 2010

    Stalwarts on same side vie for Senate seat

    To hear Blanche Lincoln and Bill Halter battling it out on the campaign trail in Arkansas, one could be forgiven for...

  35. May 18, 2010

    US Senate to drive regulatory reform

    The US Senate will vote as early as Wednesday on regulatory reform, calling time on months of congressional wrangling over...

  36. May 17, 2010

    Lincoln and Halter vie for Arkansas seat

    To hear Blanche Lincoln and Bill Halter battling it out on the campaign trail in Arkansas, one could be forgiven for...

  37. May 17, 2010

    Specter in uphill battle in Pennsylvania

    Blanche Lincoln is not the only Democrat facing a challenge from the left on Tuesday – Arlen Specter faces an uphill battle...

  38. May 17, 2010

    Arkansas Democrat gets tough with banks

    Blanche Lincoln, the Democratic senator from Arkansas, is vowing to press ahead with her controversial plan to force...

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