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Political Economy Archive: Financial regulation

Retail trade group hires new chief lobbyist

The National Retail Federation announced Tuesday that it has hired a new chief lobbyist to tackle key tax policy and workplace issues. David French will take will take over as senior vice president of government relations for the trade group...

By Ylan Mui  | January 11, 2011; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Corporate taxes, Corporations, Financial regulation, Retail  
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Former comptroller of currency Dugan returning to Covington & Burling

Former Comptroller of Currency John C. Dugan will be rejoining the District law firm Covington & Burling next month, following a partnership vote on Monday afternoon.

By Amanda Becker, Capitol Business  | December 20, 2010; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Financial regulation, U.S. Economy, U.S. Treasury, White House  
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How Democrats failed to convince voters on Wall Street reform

Marc Ambinder at the Atlantic points to this intriguing polling from Tuesday: Who's to blame for the economy? Bankers (34%), Bush (29%), Obama (24%). Of those who blame bankers, Republicans hold an 11 point advantage. How is this possible given...

By Jia Lynn Yang  | November 3, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections, Financial regulation  
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Financial deregulation: too soon or just around the corner?

It's highly unlikely that Republicans -- if they win big tomorrow -- will be able to repeal Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law altogether. Even just killing off portions, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Agency or the derivatives portion of the bill, would be tough to pull off, too. But there are changes in the margins that Republicans could still push forward that would benefit Wall Street.

By Jia Lynn Yang  | November 1, 2010; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  2010 Elections, Financial regulation  
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What 'Inside Job' does (and doesn't) get right about the financial crisis

Watching "Inside Job," the splashy documentary about the financial crisis that opens in theaters this weekend, is an odd experience for an economics writer. I watched complex subjects in which I've been immersed for more than three years vividly unspooled for a mass audience, often explained by some of the very sources I've turned to over the years (some of whom get pummeled in the process, but more on that later). So what to make of this high-profile effort to offer the same kind of vivid explanation of the financial crisis that "An Inconvenient Truth" provided for global warming?

By Neil Irwin  | October 21, 2010; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Corporations, Financial regulation  
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Parsing statements by Citigroup and Wells Fargo on the foreclosure issue

While some of the big lenders have declined to comment how or if they are affected by the paperwork problems that forced Ally Financial and J.P. Morgan Chase to freeze foreclosures, Citi and Wells Fargo have issued statements on the matter.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  | October 1, 2010; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Financial regulation, Housing, U.S. Economy  
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Warren extends olive branch to bankers , Brady Dennis , September 29, 2010
New top regulator for Wall Street banks , Neil Irwin , July 23, 2010
 
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