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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. July 8, 2014

    Exchanges urge overhaul of trading rules

    Market rules that have fuelled the need for speed in trading should be overhauled to restore investor confidence, stock...

  1. April 28, 2014

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac wind-down bill faces test

    The intense lobbying by opponents of a bill to wind down US mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac appears to...

  2. January 21, 2014

    US senators renew push for curbs on biggest banks

    US senators Sherrod Brown and David Vitter have renewed their push to impose higher capital standards on large banks, hoping...

  3. January 14, 2014

    Fed to seek comments on restricting banks’ commodities trading

    Federal Reserve officials will ask for comments on whether it should restrict the trading of physical commodities by banks,...

  4. December 17, 2013

    US lawmakers criticise action on insurers

    A bipartisan group of US senators said on Tuesday that it did not make sense to punish insurance companies for the mistakes...

  5. October 31, 2013

    Staff of senator who attacked banks make overtures to lenders

    Members of the staff of Sherrod Brown, a US senator, have made overtures to financial companies that could help the critic...

  6. October 9, 2013

    Letter campaign was signature moment for Yellen

    Janet Yellen, President Barack Obama’s choice to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, can cite a stellar record in...

  7. 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...

  8. September 13, 2013

    Senate hurdles increase for Summers

    Lawrence Summers’ hopes of becoming the next chairman of the US Federal Reserve are hitting serious obstacles in the Senate,...

  9. 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...

  10. July 26, 2013

    Battlelines drawn on Fed chair decision

    The choice of a new Federal Reserve chair is provoking unusual acrimony for such a search, mixing a sensitive debate over...

  11. July 26, 2013

    Senate letter backs Yellen for Fed role

    A number of US Senate Democrats are circulating a letter supporting Janet Yellen to be the next chair of the Federal Reserve...

  12. July 19, 2013

    Wall Street returns to era of big profits

    In dollar terms the biggest Wall Street banks are enjoying themselves more than at any time since 2007. After years of...

  13. 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...

  14. May 15, 2013

    Brown-Vitter cannot fix US banks by itself

    Senators Sherrod Brown and David Vitter have caused a stir in Washington and on Wall Street with their bill to make banks...

  15. April 24, 2013

    Senators seek tough curbs on ‘megabanks’

    America’s biggest banks would face tough new rules under legislation designed to prevent future taxpayer bailouts – the...

  16. 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...

  17. March 7, 2013

    Holder says some banks are ‘too large’

    Washington’s top law enforcement officer told Congress that some banks were “too large”, impeding attempts to bring criminal...

  18. January 10, 2013

    Republicans join liberal view of megabanks

    America’s liberals have long demanded that the largest US financial groups be forcibly broken up following the financial...

  19. 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...

  20. October 11, 2012

    Top Fed official suggests US bank size cap

    The top Federal Reserve official overseeing financial regulation has suggested that US lawmakers cap the size of banks based...

  21. July 27, 2012

    Republicans target Jewish vote

    Josh Mandel, the Republican Senate candidate from Ohio, has the sort of résumé his party’s strategists dream of. While a...

  22. July 11, 2012

    Effect of Libor on US loans examined

    US lawmakers have raised concerns that the alleged manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate, or Libor, may have...

  23. FT Alphaville

    June 29, 2012

    Regulator captured, a case study

    The WSJ reported on Thursday that JPMorgan’s regulators will conduct a thorough review of the bank’s models, according to...

  24. June 19, 2012

    Regulator slow to focus on JPMorgan trades

    The chief US bank regulator overseeing JPMorgan Chase said his agency did not realise the “potential significance” of the...

  25. June 18, 2012

    Act ahead of outsiders Mr Dimon

    If boards, shareholders and insiders fail to hold independent banks accountable, outsiders will do it for them. Weeks after...

  26. May 23, 2012

    Biggest US banks in senator’s sights

    Sherrod Brown has been feeling optimistic. The gruff-voiced senator from Ohio is trying to push a law through Congress that...

  27. May 21, 2012

    US regulator under fire for JPMorgan oversight

    A regulator criticised for its supervision of US banks before the financial crisis is facing fresh questions over its...

  28. November 16, 2011

    A national lesson from Ohio’s voters

    From Sen Sherrod Brown. Sir, Your editorial “Over-reach in Ohio” (November 14) grossly mischaracterised the results of...

  29. September 6, 2011

    Republicans vow to block consumer nominee

    Richard Cordray, President Barack Obama’s pick to run the new US consumer finance agency, will not be confirmed for the post...

  30. February 10, 2011

    US lawmakers revive China currency bill

    A group of US lawmakers have reintroduced legislation to punish China for holding down its currency, a bill likely to...

  31. December 23, 2010

    US accuses China of illegal wind power aid

    The US has accused China of unfairly subsidising its domestic wind industry, calling for talks with Beijing that could lead...

  32. December 10, 2010

    Senator protests with filibuster

    Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont and self-described socialist, took to the Senate floor on Friday for an...

  33. October 28, 2010

    Free trade taxes Republican voters in Ohio

    Byron Lewis is angry about the lack of jobs in Ohio. A retired carpenter, former GM employee and one-time member of the...

  34. April 23, 2010

    Hugo Boss to keep US factory

    Hugo Boss, the luxury clothing company controlled by Permira, the UK-based buy-out firm, has reversed its decision to close...

  35. November 23, 2009

    Splits grow wider for Democrats over health

    Barack Obama's mission to reform US healthcare vaulted another legislative hurdle over the weekend, but the scramble to...

  36. November 23, 2009

    Cracks widen among Democrats over health

    Barack Obama's mission to reform US healthcare vaulted another legislative hurdle over the weekend, but the scramble to...

  37. November 22, 2009

    Splits widen for Democrats over health reform

    President Barack Obama’s mission to reform US healthcare vaulted another legislative hurdle over the weekend, but the...

  38. The World

    November 13, 2009

    Black is white, Obama admin tells Asia

    By Alan Beattie, FT World Trade Editor Hoping to deflect anger during Barack Obama’s tour of Asia, his people have been out...

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