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  • Senate GOP adds Dodd-Frank rewrite to $21B funding bill Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 12:24 PM ET

    The measure approved Wednesday by a Senate panel would ease requirements on smaller banks and give lenders greater freedom from mortgage lending rules. The measure cleared the Banking Committee on a party-line vote two months ago and appears unlikely to pass the Senate soon. At the same time, the legislation would require the report to be submitted to...

  • BOSTON, July 12- U.S. companies often pay their CEOs far too much compared with their lowest-paid workers as boards of directors compete to compensate their top executives more than peers. "It would be healthier for our society if CEOs were paid less," said Michael Kagan, who oversees about $9 billion in assets as a senior portfolio manager at ClearBridge...

  • Bankers, regulators sound warning siren on bonds Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts.

    Wall Street chieftains, huge investment firms and top bank regulators are warning that the world's bond markets are in danger of breaking down. The NYT reports.

  • Big banks bigger than before Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 4:15 PM ET
    Big banks get bigger; Still too big to fail?

    CNBC's Jeff Cox reports the top 5 banks now control about 45 percent of assets in the banking industry. Congressman Barney Frank says U.S. banks are not too big to fail.

  • Is JPM too big? Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 4:24 PM ET
    Is JPM too big?

    JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon complained about new regulations but spoke optimistically about the safety of the system and the size of JPM. CNBC contributor Barney Frank offers perspective on the state and size of financials.

  • They're not inclined to cut anyone else's salary, "said Barney Frank, the retired Massachusetts congressman, in a recent telephone interview. Frank cited leaders of top asset managers including BlackRock Inc, Vanguard Group and Fidelity Investments, which are often among the largest shareholders of S&P 500 companies. A spokesman for BlackRock said its team...

  • Economy still needs boost: Barney Frank Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 7:05 AM ET
    Economy still needs boost: Barney Frank

    Barney Frank, CNBC contributor, and Larry Kudlow, CNBC senior contributor, share their thoughts on Fed policy, interest rates and inflation expectations.

  • Barney Frank: Banks too big for even the smartest CEO? Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 4:21 PM ET
    Barney Frank: Banks too big for even the smartest CEO?

    CNBC contributor Barney Frank responds to Jamie Dimon's lament about regulation by saying if you're in a lot of different businesses, you're going to have to deal with a lot of regulators.

  • No, Wall Street didn't win in DC this week Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    Members of the House of Representatives leave the Capitol after a vote on the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill in Washington, Dec. 11, 2014.

    Sure, banks got a change they have long wanted to Dodd-Frank, but it will come with huge costs, says Politico's Ben White.

  • Frank, Kudlow & Kudlow's imaginary GOP Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 3:17 PM ET
    Frank, Kudlow & Kudlow's imaginary GOP

    Former Rep. Barney Frank, (D-Mass.), and CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow, debate the likelihood President Obama and Republicans will establish bipartisanship and legislate for the American people.

  • Barney Frank in praise of ... Ted Cruz? Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
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    Barney Frank said Texas tea party Sen. Ted Cruz represents an evolution among Republicans in allowing same-sex marriage.

  • Tim Cook's announcement a 'matter of timing' Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:43 AM ET
    Tim Cook's announcement a 'matter of timing'

    Arik Hesseldahl, Re/code senior editor, shares his thoughts on Tim Cook's op-ed piece where he says publicly for the first time he is gay.

  • Tim Cook's 'extraordinarily important' announcement Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:16 AM ET
    Tim Cook's 'extraordinarily important' gay announcement

    Former Congressman Barney Frank, (D-Mass.), provides perspective on Tim Cook's essay where he says publicly for the first time that he is gay.

  • Kudlow: The Chinese are not our friends Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 5:32 PM ET
    The Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

    Concerned about potential security risks, the U.S. government is taking a close look at the sale of the Waldorf Astoria hotel to a Chinese insurance company.

  • Combating Chinese cyberattacks Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 3:16 PM ET
    Combating Chinese cyberattacks

    Former Congressman Barney Frank, (D-Mass.), and CNBC's Larry Kudlow, discuss the power of Chinese hackers and measures the U.S. can take to safeguard our defense and financial systems.

  • Economic debate: Kudlow vs. Frank Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 3:17 PM ET
    Economic debate: Kudlow vs. Frank

    Barney Frank, (D-Mass.), and CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow, debate the health of the U.S. economy and if President Obama's policies have worked.

  • Student loan debt continues its climb Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:22 PM ET
    Student loan debt continues to grow

    CNBC contributors Larry Kudlow and Barney Frank discuss the rising amount of debt from student loans.

  • Barney Frank versus Larry Kudlow Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 3:15 PM ET
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    Could a Republican win in the upcoming congressional elections be bad news for business? Former Rep. Barney Frank, (D-Mass.), and CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow, debate why a win for the GOP does not mean a win for American jobs and companies.

  • Barney Frank heads to Tribeca Film Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 10:32 AM ET
    Barney Frank heads to Tribeca Film

    Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), discusses the documentary about his career and personal life. Frank is the first congressman to come out as gay and legally get married while in office. The film premiers Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival.

  • Barney Frank: Should have hearings on HFT Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    Barney Frank: Should have hearings on HFT

    Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank, weighs in on the controversy over dark pools and high-frequency trading. Frank says if he were chairman he would be investigating how high-speed trades are conducted.