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Notable guests at Obama's financial regulation speech

Those attending President Obama's financial regulation speech Thursday included a number of corporate executives, nonprofit leaders and lawmakers. A list of some of the 700 attendees, provided by the White House, follows:

Bob Diamond, Barclays
Paul Calello, Credit Suisse
Deborah Wright, Carver Bancorp, Inc
Barry Zubrow, JP Morgan Chase
Tom Nides, Morgan Stanley
Gary Cohn, Goldman Sachs
Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs
Bruce Thompson, Bank Of America
Arthur Levitt, former SEC member
Harvey Goldschmid, former SEC chair
Bob Greifeld, CEO, NASDAQ
Paul Volcker
Penny Pritzker
Mark Gallogly
Timothy Duncan, American Business Leaders for Financial Reform
Jerome Davidson, National Consumers League
James Fishman, National Association of Consumer Advocates
Evena Guerrier, NYPIRG
Michael Hudson, Center For Responsible Lending
Melanie Johnson, National Consumers League
Norman Silber, Consumers Union
Rich Trumka, AFL-CIO
Andy Stern, SEIU
Denis Hughes, NY AFL-CIO
Greg Floyd, Teamsters
Anna Burger, Change to Win
George Gresham, SEIU 1199
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.)
New York Governor David Paterson (D)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D)
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I)
Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Borough President
Thomas DiNapoli, State Comptroller
John Liu, New York Comptroller
Christine Quinn, New York City Council Speaker
Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President
Bill DeBlasio, New York Public Advocate
Richard Neiman, State Banking Superintendent
Jim Wrynn, State Insurance Superintendent

By Post Editor  |  April 22, 2010; 11:59 AM ET
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I notice that Senate Majority Whip, Dick Durbin, did not attend . Perhaps he was too busy in Washington whippng up support for his amendment to Dodd's bill, in which he (Durbin) proposes to cap interest rates at 36% (yes, you read it right - 36%) on consumer loans. He said that he chose an interest rate high enough that even none of the biggest banks could argue with it.

For a great article on his astounding idea, you may want to read:

Posted by: FunkUniversity | April 22, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

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