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  1. September 19, 2014

    The lessons of student debt

    Just over a decade ago, while doing research into the anthropology of debt, I stumbled on a little book called The...

  2. August 10, 2014

    A bold breed of Democrat has inverted Barack Obama’s mentality

    Faced with a choice between solving a problem and winning an issue, Barack Obama invariably opts for the former. The US...

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  1. July 21, 2014

    Wall St money backs Senate Republicans

    Wall Street donors are concentrating their firepower on backing conservative candidates to flip control in the US Senate to...

  2. May 20, 2014

    US bill would thwart corporate tax moves

    A group of 14 Senate Democrats moved to thwart plans by US companies such as Pfizer to redomicile abroad through mergers to...

  3. March 25, 2014

    Banks pay out $100bn in US fines

    Wall Street banks and their foreign rivals have paid out $100bn in US legal settlements since the financial crisis,...

  4. March 20, 2014

    US debates fiscal impact of Fannie and Freddie

    The intensifying focus on what to do with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is highlighting a fundamental question about the...

  5. March 13, 2014

    Fed candidate Fischer defends his time at Citi

    Stanley Fischer was forced to defend his work at Citigroup but looks set to become vice-chairman of the US Federal Reserve...

  6. February 20, 2014

    Obama drops proposal to cut pensions

    President Barack Obama is dropping a proposal to cut pensions by using a less generous measure of inflation, and will...

  7. February 10, 2014

    Legality of JPMorgan’s $13bn settlement with DoJ tested

    The US justice department reached a secretive, backroom deal when it agreed to a landmark $13bn settlement with JPMorgan...

  8. January 8, 2014

    US senators push for greater disclosure by government agencies

    US senators Elizabeth Warren, an outspoken critic of Wall Street, and Tom Coburn, on Wednesday introduced a bipartisan bill...

  9. December 31, 2013

    US politics: who will make the running in 2014?

    US President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, and incoming Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen will be the most...

  10. December 8, 2013

    Obama cannot lead from behind on trade

    By a quirk of history, the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement coincides with a crisis over US...

  11. November 20, 2013

    Inequality moves to the front line of US politics

    When Mitt Romney was asked in last year’s presidential race about Barack Obama’s highlighting of inequality, he dismissed...

  12. September 16, 2013

    Did the White House give up on Summers too soon?

    I never thought I would say this but Barack Obama could have learnt something from George Osborne. When the chancellor...

  13. September 13, 2013

    Republicans hold strong hand if Obama wants Summers at Fed

    When a Democratic congressman told Barack Obama at a meeting on Capitol Hill in July that he should not appoint Lawrence...

  14. August 9, 2013

    Women at Business School – Cait Lamberton

    Cait Lamberton is an assistant professor of business administration at the Joseph Katz Graduate School of Business at the...

  15. August 4, 2013

    Ohio Democrat tightens grip on financial ‘octopus’

    When Lawrence Summers emerged as a possible choice to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, Sherrod Brown, Democratic...

  16. July 19, 2013

    Don’t bank on a Glass-Steagall fix

    Five years after the financial crisis, regulators and politicians are enjoying a second wind in their efforts to rein in the...

  17. July 17, 2013

    Treasury secretary rebuffs finance reform critics in Congress

    Jack Lew, the Treasury secretary, has pushed back strongly against critics of the Dodd-Frank financial reforms amid renewed...

  18. FT Alphaville

    July 16, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Why the answer (still) isn’t wage cuts. - Global rebalancing — the tanker scrapyard index? -...

  19. July 12, 2013

    Bill to restore Glass-Steagall unnerves Wall St

    The latest political threat to Wall Street came from an unlikely pair this week: Elizabeth Warren, the liberal first-term...

  20. July 12, 2013

    Split the banks

    An unlikely couple of US senators, John McCain and Elizabeth Warren, have tabled legislation that would bring back a version...

  21. FT Alphaville

    July 12, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Defining the business of banking. Yes, we are talking about a new Glass-Steagall....

  22. July 11, 2013

    Senators seek bank reform on lines of Glass-Steagall

    A bipartisan group of senators has taken aim at the largest US banks, introducing legislation to bring back a version of the...

  23. FT Alphaville

    July 11, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The policy trilemma strikes! again. - One of the great eurobond traders — profiled. - Davis Polk’s...

  24. FT Alphaville

    July 11, 2013

    Glass-Steagall, reanimated

    PROHIBITION AGAINST TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING STRUCTURED OR SYNTHETIC PRODUCTS.— A national banking association shall not...

  25. June 27, 2013

    Obama choice for regulator backtracks on reducing mortgage debt

    The Obama administration’s nominee to run the Federal Housing Finance Authority has backtracked on some of his earlier...

  26. June 20, 2013

    Congress and trade

    The US Senate did what was expected on Wednesday in confirming Michael Froman as the next US trade representative. With only...

  27. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2013

    Ultimate Statistics Senator takes on US regulators' $9.3bn foreclosure agreement

    FT Alphaville does like a good Senate Banking Hearing. Especially when they feature a political body slam on proper...

  28. March 26, 2013

    US in crackdown on Citigroup anti-laundering flaws

    The US Federal Reserve has ordered Citigroup to improve its compliance with anti-money laundering rules, citing deficiencies...

  29. March 7, 2013

    US lawmaker attacks HSBC settlement

    HSBC’s $1.9bn settlement with US authorities over money-laundering violations has come under attack from lawmakers,...

  30. January 31, 2013

    Credit due on key strokes of genius

    There is a chance some of us have been underestimating Scott Brown, the former and possible future US senator from...

  31. January 8, 2013

    AIG weighs action against US government

    AIG, the US insurer, which received the biggest of all the government bailouts during the financial crisis, may sue the US...

  32. November 9, 2012

    US bank reform must avoid stoking turmoil

    The last flicker of hope for bond and derivative traders was in effect snuffed out this week. Wall Street has made no secret...

  33. FT Alphaville

    November 8, 2012

    Wall Street and the elections

    Final tallies via Open Secrets: The note attached to the chart says: “The organizations themselves did not donate, rather...

  34. November 7, 2012

    Foreign policy team faces shake-up

    President Barack Obama will immediately face some delicate decisions about his most important national security advisers,...

  35. The World

    November 7, 2012

    US election night: As it happened (8-11pm)

    Getty Welcome back to the FT’s live coverage of the US election in which voters will choose between Barack Obama and Mitt...

  36. November 6, 2012

    Control of Congress remains split

    Democratic congressmen compounded the defeat of Mitt Romney in the presidential election by fending off Republican...

  37. FT Long Short

    September 27, 2012

    Writing off Romney

    How is the US election affecting markets? Well, it seems that investors expect re-election for President Barack Obama, and...

  38. September 19, 2012

    Democrats’ election prospects in Senate improve

    Just a few months ago, the chances of Democrats holding on to the Senate this November seemed slim. The party has to defend...

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