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  1. Money Supply

    September 15, 2010

    Bleak prospects for Fed nominees

    There has been plenty of comment on the ridiculously long time it is taking to fill the three vacant seats for governors at...

  2. 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...

  1. May 24, 2010

    Talks to meld versions of Wall St bill lead to last-minute lobbying

    Congressional leaders are poised to select the lawmakers who will participate in the final round of negotiations over the...

  2. 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...

  3. May 11, 2010

    At what point will people bear the costs of their mistakes?

    From Mr Ian Gribbin. Sir, David Rothkopf’s article, “A boot on the throat is no way to do business” (May 7), which touched...

  4. FT Alphaville

    April 26, 2010

    CDS report: US financials in the frame

    Credit markets were active again on Monday with continued focus on Greece and the eurozone peripherals as well as the US...

  5. April 22, 2010

    Obama moves on financial reform

    As Barack Obama increased the political pressure with interviews and a big speech on the subject this week, Congress moved...

  6. March 20, 2010

    Bernanke says banks need much tougher oversight

    Orlando, Florida March 20 - Regulators must be “significantly tougher” on large and complex financial firms to limit wider...

  7. February 6, 2010

    Obama promises no retreat on reforms

    WASHINGTON, Feb 6 - President Barack Obama vowed on Saturday not to abandon his push for financial regulatory and healthcare...

  8. February 6, 2010

    Bipartisan finance bill stumbles

    Hopes that the US Senate would pass bipartisan financial reform legislation faded yesterday when a senior Democratic...

  9. February 5, 2010

    Hopes fade for bipartisan financial reform bill

    Hopes that the US Senate would pass bipartisan financial reform legislation faded on Friday when a senior Democratic...

  10. September 24, 2009

    Squabbling delays US reform process

    The European Union proposals unveiled yesterday put the European Commission well ahead of the US in implementing the broad...

  11. September 24, 2009

    Squabbling delays US reform process

    The European Union proposals unveiled on Wednesday put Brussels well ahead of the US in implementing the broad principles...

  12. September 20, 2009

    US senator plans radical regulation rethink

    Christopher Dodd, chairman of the Senate banking committee, on Sunday revealed plans that would put him strikingly at odds...

  13. June 16, 2009

    US health reform

    Barack Obama addressed the American Medical Association this week on healthcare reform. He knows how to please an audience....

  14. May 23, 2009

    When a bank took America hostage

    From Prof Andrew P. Morriss. Sir, Simon Schama attempts to discern some long-term American ambivalence about banking from...

  15. March 21, 2009

    Treasury blamed in AIG storm

    Recriminations intensified yesterday over who was to blame for the AIG bonus controversy as the Senate pressed ahead with...

  16. March 21, 2009

    Treasury blamed in AIG storm

    Recriminations intensified yesterday over who was to blame for the AIG bonus controversy as the Senate pressed ahead with...

  17. March 10, 2009

    Ban on shorting banks failed miserably, say experts

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission will next month consider whether to propose reinstating a market rule designed to...

  18. February 14, 2009

    Hill influence

    A former Democratic presidential candidate, Christopher Dodd, is one of the most influential and senior Democratic senators...

  19. January 28, 2009

    Regulators under fire over Madoff

    US securities regulators yesterday came under heavy fire from legislators for failing to detect Bernard Madoff's alleged...

  20. January 28, 2009

    Regulators under fire over Madoff

    US securities regulators yesterday came under heavy fire from legislators for failing to detect Bernard Madoff's alleged...

  21. January 27, 2009

    Regulators condemned over Madoff

    US securities regulators came under heavy fire from legislators for failing to detect Bernard Madoff’s alleged $50bn “Ponzi”...

  22. December 14, 2008

    Madoff is active political donor

    Bernard Madoff has been an active political donor in recent years, backing the Democrats more often than not. Records show...

  23. FT Alphaville

    December 9, 2008

    Uh oh, automakers are not the Fed's problem

    Wall Street may have rallied on the back of the $15bn agreement struck in principle to save the automakers, but the details...

  24. December 4, 2008

    Strings may be attached to any Detroit bailout

    The three beleaguered Detroit carmakers could face a dramatic shake-up if they succeed in obtaining a $34bn lifeline from...

  25. December 4, 2008

    Bitter pill for Big Three’s headache

    The three beleaguered Detroit carmakers could face a dramatic shake-up if they succeed in obtaining a $34bn lifeline from...

  26. November 13, 2008

    Republicans and Democrats unite in favour of move

    Hank Paulson's decision was applauded by Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill yesterday, writes James Politi . "I'm...

  27. November 12, 2008

    Treasury chief wins Capitol Hill plaudits

    The decision by Hank Paulson, Treasury secretary, to scrap the asset-purchase side of the $700bn financial rescue plan was...

  28. September 25, 2008

    Wall Street titans prepare to feel the pain

    Hank Paulson, US Treasury secretary, yesterday acknowledged that his -proposed $700bn bailout of Wall Street would have to...

  29. September 25, 2008

    Paulson accepts Wall St titans must pay

    Bending to political fury on Capitol Hill, Hank Paulson yesterday acknowledged that his proposed $700bn bailout of Wall...

  30. September 24, 2008

    Wall Street titans prepare to feel the pain

    Hank Paulson, US Treasury secretary, on Wednesday acknowledged that his ­proposed $700bn bailout of Wall Street would have...

  31. September 24, 2008

    Bail-out cost ‘impossible’ to estimate

    The cost of the Treasury plan to save the US financial system from collapse cannot be estimated because it is too vague,...

  32. September 24, 2008

    Unprecedented test for leaders of both parties in Congress

    Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill have showed this year that they can work with US Treasury secretary Hank Paulson in the...

  33. September 24, 2008

    Key figures on Capitol Hill

    Barney Frank Has locked horns with the administration in the past, but the relationship between the chairman of the House...

  34. September 22, 2008

    Democrats demand price for preventing collapse

    Six weeks before the US elections, members of Congress would normally be winding down business and entering full-time...

  35. September 21, 2008

    Democrats demand further measures

    Six weeks before the US elections, members of Congress would normally be winding down business and entering full-time...

  36. September 18, 2008

    Capitol Hill divided on federal intervention

    Congress is set to step into the debate over the US Federal Reserve's $85bn rescue of AIG, with opinion divided on Capitol...

  37. September 18, 2008

    Capitol Hill divided on AIG intervention

    Congress is set to step into the debate over the US Federal Reserve’s $85bn rescue of AIG, with opinion divided on Capitol...

  38. September 10, 2008

    Powerful Democrats cast doubt on reform

    Two of the most powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill have raised questions over the Bush administration's handling of Fannie...

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