Policymaking

Rural areas suffer brunt of U.S. bank branch closings: Fed report

11/25/19

More than half of U.S. counties lost access to bank branches between 2012 and 2017, with rural counties that have less educated and minority residents especially hurt, the central bank said.

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Dems' new tack on gun control: Make banks police sales

11/21/19

A recent bill would require banks to provide data on suspicious firearms transactions as part of anti-money laundering efforts.

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Fed's faster payments network likely ahead of schedule: Powell

11/14/19

The central bank originally predicted FedNow's launch within five years, but the Fed chairman told House lawmakers that he expects it will happen sooner.

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Jerome Powell’s narrow path to second term as Fed chair

11/10/19

Unlike previous central bank chiefs, Powell’s chances of being renominated by either the current president or many of the Democratic contenders are slim.

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Warren won't let banks escape health care debate

11/04/19

If elected president, Sen. Elizabeth Warren would charge large banks a fee to help pay for her Medicare-for-all plan.

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Pressure grows on administration to fill Fed, FDIC seats

11/03/19

Senate leaders say they're ready to consider appointees to fill vacancies at the two regulatory agencies, if only the White House would send over their names.

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Bank failure in New Jersey is nation's third in a week

11/01/19

The FDIC sold the operations of City National Bank of New Jersey, a minority depository institution, to Industrial Bank in Washington, D.C., in the year's fourth closure.

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House bill would mandate congressional visits by big-bank CEOs

10/31/19

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., has proposed requiring annual testimony by the heads of the U.S. "global systemically important" banks.

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Is the end of Libor a threat to financial stability?

10/27/19

Concerns over banks’ level of preparation have led to worries about disruptions in the lending market, and some financial institutions warn that a new interest rate benchmark could cause lenders to pull back on credit.

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Zuckerberg tries to distance Facebook from Libra effort

10/22/19

With the social media giant under heavy scrutiny for its cryptocurrency plan, the company's CEO plans to tell lawmakers that the Libra Association will take the lead.

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