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What happened to the bank tax?

With Congress back this week, battle lines are being drawn over taxes. Just don't expect anyone to mention the bank tax. Back in January, Democrats thought the tax would play well with voters, especially if they could portray their Republican...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  September 14, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Corporate taxes , Financial regulation  
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A professor's prescient guidebook for financial regulators

Years before the Volcker rule entered the regulatory lexicon, Professor William Silber at NYU was thinking about the Volcker rule.

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  August 17, 2010; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Financial regulation  
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The new financial regulatory office that's flying under the radar

There isn't quite the same level of attention being paid to which person Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will appoint to run the new Federal Insurance Office compared to, say, the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. But the insurance industry is closely...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  August 5, 2010; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Financial regulation , Insurers  
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Is Goldman already trying to get around the Volcker rule?

One frequent rap on the Volcker rule, which restricts banks from using their own money to bet on markets, is that it'll be hard to implement. The line between a bank making a trade purely for its own bottom line,...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  July 30, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Financial regulation  
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Bond markets back to normal after financial reform scare

Bond issuers who were holding back last week are getting back on track with their plans to issue new debt on the public market.

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  July 26, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Financial regulation , Ford  
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Is the financial overhaul law wreaking havoc on asset-backed securities?

Something odd is happening in the asset-backed securities market. The three biggest ratings agencies -- Moody's, Fitch, and S&P -- are telling clients that because of rules in the financial regulatory bill introducing new liability for the agencies, issuers can't use the agencies' opinions in documents registering new bonds, even though the law requires such ratings to be cited.

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  July 22, 2010; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Financial regulation  
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