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Warren introduces bill to end ‘too big to jail’

03/14/18

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced a bill to create a permanent law enforcement unit to investigate criminal activity at large banks, just as the Senate was close to passing a regulatory relief package.

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9 controversial provisions in Dodd-Frank reform bill

03/14/18

Though the Senate regulatory relief bill falls well short of a far-reaching House bill, critics argue it could still increase the chance of another bank bailout by the government and weaken consumer protections. Here are the measures causing the most debate.

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Trade group merger underscores big banks' lobbying shift

03/13/18

The merger of the Financial Services Roundtable and The Clearing House Association is likely to bring a more analytical approach to the combined group’s dealings with lawmakers, emphasizing detailed research over simplified talking points.

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Is 'too big to fail' over? Markets don't buy it, N.Y. Fed study says

03/07/18

Even as Congress and the Trump administration move to ease post-crisis banking rules they say have gone too far, there's still evidence a central problem of the last crisis hasn't been fixed.

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Treasury's bankruptcy plan would mean more, not fewer, bailouts

02/23/18

It’s unlikely a new chapter of the bankruptcy code for banks would be used in times of crisis or strengthen market discipline.

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Treasury endorses FDIC failure cleanup powers — with caveats

02/21/18

The Treasury Department struck a middle ground in recommendations for Dodd-Frank Act wind-down powers, resisting calls to repeal those powers but still addressing concerns that they are too generous to large firms.

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Raising SIFI threshold to $250B ignores lessons of past crises

02/07/18

Regulators have repeatedly found that financial firms with more than $100 billion in assets can pose systemic risks.

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Misdeeds force megabanks to engage in stealth lobbying

02/06/18

The continuing cycle of scandal has forced big banks to get crafty in how they influence debate in Washington. The latest action against Wells ensures more backroom dealing.

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Fed's Kashkari playing long game in plan to end 'too big to fail'

01/10/18

Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari acknowledges that his plan to raise capital at the biggest banks and ease burden for smaller ones isn't likely to be enacted soon, but says its time will come.

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Reg-lite for small institutions, higher capital for big banks: Minn. Fed TBTF plan

01/10/18

The final plan to end "too big to fail" suggests that banks with less than $10 billion be subject to a much less complicated risk-based capital regime, akin to what was required in Basel I.

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