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Hard Brexit is a systemic risk to U.S. banks

01/15/19

A no-deal Brexit could throw the international swaps market into disarray in a way that could be difficult to predict, and could have dire consequences for U.S. banks and the world economy.

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Ocasio-Cortez’s disruptive spotlight could soon be turned on bankers

01/11/19

The freshman congresswoman will likely join the Financial Services Committee, where she could use her populist momentum to bring criticisms of the country's biggest banks even further into the mainstream.

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Banking could be bipartisan again. No, really

01/08/19

From anti-money-laundering reform to pot banking, there are deals to be had on financial services legislation. The question is whether anyone wants to make them.

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Is Trump a systemic risk?

12/24/18

There is no banking crisis, but the president’s actions are threatening to create one.

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Cheat sheet: Can Trump actually fire Fed's Powell?

12/22/18

Media reports say President Trump is polling advisers on whether he can fire the head of the central bank. He probably can't, but that may not stop him from trying.

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Kraninger’s move to ditch CFPB name change is a savvy one

12/19/18

Kathy Kraninger's unexpected decision is small, but symbolically important. Here's why.

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Wells Fargo's latest troubles suggest tougher stance by OCC

12/06/18

An eight-month-old consent order appears to be forcing the San Francisco bank to grapple more deeply than it did previously with the many failures that led to its account-opening scandal.

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Mulvaney's misfire: CFPB name change could cost industry millions of dollars

12/04/18

An internal agency analysis says changing the name of the bureau to the BCFP, as Mulvaney wants, could cost banks, credit unions and mortgage firms $300 million. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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The one banking bill Congress might actually pass next term

12/03/18

The financial industry is not expecting movement on a lot of legislation given a divided Congress, but one measure is beginning to attract widespread attention.

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Trump can't fire Jerome Powell. Will he try anyway?

11/29/18

The president’s escalating criticism of the central bank might be bluster. But it raises questions about how far he might go and what would happen if he tried to act.

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