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Economy Watch Archive: Regulation

Safety group claims Toyota's acceleration problems caused by electronics

With the words “Toyota Truth” written repeatedly on a large red banner as a backdrop, four non-company safety experts gathered at the National Press Club on Tuesday afternoon to offer their theories on what is causing the Japanese automaker’s problems,...

By Frank Ahrens  |  March 23, 2010; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Autos , Regulation , The Ticker  | Tags: Joan Claybrook, NHTSA, Runaway acceleration, runaway prius, toyota  
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By Frank Ahrens  |  March 18, 2010; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Regulation  | Tags: Economic Agenda, daily economic news, intersection of Washington and Wall Street  
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Financial industry reform bill to be rolled out this afternoon -- what's in it

I was away for a few days last week watching my beloved West Virginia Mountaineers win the Big East tournament, but now I'm back on the economic beat. Today's a big day for financial regulation reform. This afternoon, Sen. Chris...

By Frank Ahrens  |  March 15, 2010; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Congress , Corporations , Fed Reserve , Regulation , The Ticker  | Tags: Ben Bernanke, Bob Corker, Hank Paulson, chris dodd, financial regulations  
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Miami official: 70% of defaulted mortgages are fraudulent

UPDATED at 12:34 p.m.: Day Two of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has been underway for a while now, as Chairman Phil Angelides and his commissioners try to "figure out what the heck happened," as he has said, in the...

By Frank Ahrens  |  January 14, 2010; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Congress , Housing , Regulation , The Ticker  | Tags: Financial crisis inquiry commission, Phil Angelides, fcic  
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SEC seeking more charges against Bank of America over Merrill deal

The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking additional charges against Bank of America over its looking-worse-by-the-moment purchase of brokerage Merrill Lynch early last year. These additional charges stem from Bank of America's failure to disclose billions of dollars in mounting...

By Frank Ahrens  |  January 11, 2010; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Bailout , Fed Reserve , Regulation , The Ticker , Wall Street  | Tags: Bank of America, Ben Bernanke, Hank Paulson, Merrill Lynch  
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