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Political Economy Archive: Regulation

New studies show changes to credit cards after landmark law

One year after sweeping reforms of the credit card industry took effect, two new government surveys released Tuesday found that card issuers have largely stopped hiking interest rates on customers' existing balances, reduced penalty fees and all but eliminated overlimit...

By Ylan Mui  | February 22, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Reserve, Regulation  
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Key study on implementing Volcker Rule released

The nation's most powerful financial regulators published a new blueprint Tuesday for how they will aim to keep banks from engaging in risky, speculative activity.

By Neil Irwin  | January 18, 2011; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Federal Reserve, Financial Stability Oversight Council, Regulation, U.S. Treasury  
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At CNBC town hall, Obama is asked: 'Is the American dream dead?'

Updated 1:35 p.m. U.S. President Barack Obama is seen on a television set as reporters listen to his remarks during a town hall meeting at the Newseum in Washington. (Photo Credit: Jim Young/Reuters) By Ariana Eunjung Cha and Nia-Malika Henderson...

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  | September 20, 2010; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Regulation, U.S. Economy  
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Is an Internet sales tax coming?

UPDATE: Adds opposing resolution from Rep. Paul W. Hodes (D-N.H.) By Ylan Q. Mui A movement is slowly building in Washington to banish one of the biggest perks of shopping online: not paying sales tax. That's because the perk has...

By Ylan Q. Mui  | July 29, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
Categories:  Regulation  
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FTC cracks down on debt-relief companies

By Ylan Q. Mui The Federal Trade Commission Thursday outlined strict new regulations on debt-relief companies that promise to slash the amount of money consumers owe on their credit cards. Under the new regulations, the companies cannot charge any fees...

By Ylan Q. Mui  | July 29, 2010; 2:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Regulation  
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