Election 2018

Will the election give bank stocks a lift?

11/07/18

The results won’t do much to stimulate loan growth but could still provide the boost that investors have been waiting for.

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With Jeff Sessions out, will pot payments thrive?

11/07/18

During his time as U.S. attorney general, Jeff Sessions was an outspoken opponent of the legalization of cannabis sales. Now that Sessions has resigned, legal marijuana is poised to become a growth industry.

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Backed by banks, Tester wins narrow victory to keep Senate seat

11/07/18

Tester is the only Democratic supporter of the recent regulatory relief package sitting on the Banking Committee to win re-election this fall.

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Siding with landlords and lenders, Calif. voters reject expanded rent control

11/07/18

Real estate and mortgage industry groups outspent proponents three-to-one to defeat Proposition 10, a measure to allow California municipalities to set local rent control laws.

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Purge of moderate Dems will haunt financial industry

11/07/18

The Senate is losing several key backers of last spring’s regulatory relief bill in the wake of the midterm elections.

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'Commercial banks wasted a lot of money on this election'

11/07/18

With the midterms finally over, we discuss how the results will affect regulatory and legislative policy for financial institutions going forward — as well as how they'll affect the 2020 race.

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Politics vs. innovation: How the midterms changed fintech

11/07/18

The payments and financial services industry has enjoyed an unprecedented wave of invention, but the fruits of that labor are threatened by an ideologically driven political climate that complicates the evolution of global interoperable mobile-driven commerce.

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Divided Congress = gridlock for financial services policy

11/07/18

The midterm elections virtually eliminate the chance that progress will be made on financial services legislation.

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Should industry fear Waters-led banking panel?

11/07/18

The presumptive chair of the House Financial Services Committee will likely take the panel in a sharply new direction and have a new bully pulpit to criticize the Trump administration.

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What Democrats’ House takeover means for banks

11/07/18

The focus since the 2016 election on easing rules, tax cuts and expanding access to credit is about to be turned on its head.

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