Election 2018

Midterms for bankers: Live results of key election battles

11/06/18

Several Senate, House and gubernatorial battles are of interest to financial firms. Here is a spotlight on specific contests, with updates as they become available.

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8 midterm contests to watch for financial institutions

11/04/18

The battle gaining the most attention Tuesday night will be which party controls the House next year. But other key races will help determine the makeup of the Senate Banking Committee.

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What’s keeping the Senate from confirming Ginnie Mae chief?

10/28/18

The housing finance agency, which is increasingly at the forefront of reform discussions, has been without a permanent chief for almost two years.

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9 things bankers fear this Halloween season

10/28/18

From Democrats winning control of Congress to an escalating trade war and technology companies applying for a fintech charter, there are plenty of scary prospects facing the industry.

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'You won't find a trail back to Curry or Gruenberg': Comments of the week

10/26/18

Readers consider to new evidence regarding Operation Choke Point, debate the impact of Democrats taking control of the House in November, respond to concerns about weakening the Volcker Rule and more.

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How midterms could shake up Senate Banking Committee

10/25/18

The result could play a big role in whether banks see more regulatory relief next year or policymakers can coalesce around a housing finance reform plan.

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Banks should fear a ‘blue wave’ in the House, right? Not so fast

10/23/18

Despite headlines touting a handful of populist candidates this election season, moderate Democrats will still have a significant role to play if the party takes the chamber in November.

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How populism threatens banks

10/19/18

Current political forces pose a number of risks for financial institutions, including their stock prices and performance, if not their very existence.

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Lenders fear worst from rent control measure on California ballot

10/10/18

Proposition 10 would give local jurisdictions a freer hand to restrict rents, but critics say that would lead to property devaluations. Some see an effect regardless of whether the measure passes.

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ICBA mailings tout lawmakers who backed reg relief bill

10/10/18

The group is launching an "educational campaign" to praise the role played by House and Senate members in unwinding certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank.

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