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    The financial reform bill will likely hurt consumers more than banks because Wall Street will find a way to get around it, banking analyst Richard Bove told CNBC.

  • U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)

    The compromise reached by negotiators on financial regfulation reform is far from perfect, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and member of the Senate Banking Committee, told CNBC Friday.

  • The US will face a severe credit crunch if the financial regulation bill passes in its current form, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) told CNBC Thursday.

  • If a certain Arkansas senator gets her way, you might want to consider buying a couple of European financials.

  • Paul Volker

    The United States government should not stand behind banks that mix up their trading activities with their banking activities, former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker told CNBC Monday.

  • A beneficiary of financial regulatory reform is coming public just as a bill is close to passing. Here’s how you trade it.

  • Jerome Kerviel shown here released on bail from La Sante Prison by a Parisian court on March 18, 2008 in Paris, France. Jerome Kerviel, the Societe Generale rogue trader was accused of losing 4.9 billion euros (7.2 billion US dollars) through unauthorised trading.

    Jerome Kerviel goes to trial Tuesday over unauthorized trades that cost French bank Societe Generale 4.9 billion euros ($6 billion) in 2008.

  • The far-ranging financial reform package currently being negotiated for passage in Congress must beat back Wall Street's press for exceptions, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman Gary Gensler told CNBC Thursday, noting that the "American public needs a strong bill."

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    As the House and Senate begin merging their separate bills into a single bill, they still have a chance to make some important improvements. Here are four issues to watch in coming  weeks. The NYT explains.

  • Timothy Geithner

    Without the support of the UK or many euro-zone members, the EU looks split on key issues at a time when the Treasury Secretary thinks they should be standing united.

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    Global stock markets are regularly seeing three-percent swings as investors grapple with worries about the euro zone debt situation and escalating tensions between North and South Korea.

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    Should people be able to bet on your death? How about your financial failure? The New York Times explains.

  • NYSE Trader

    Global stocks plunged for the third day in a row on growing fears that Europe's financial crisis will hurt economic growth and lead to a wider market correction.

  • A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    The man at the eye of the financial storm that has engulfed the euro has learnt to be patient after 20 years confined to a wheelchair. But Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany’s finance minister, is also a man in a hurry, the Financial Times reported.

  • A trader looks worried as he works in a dealing room in Tel Aviv, Israel.

    Stocks tumbled around the world Wednesday as investors were rattled by efforts in the US and Europe to tighten regulation of financial markets

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    Germany's ban on kinds of naked short selling will have no effect on investors' ability to bet on declining prices, analysts told CNBC.

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    David Sokol, a key Warren Buffet lieutenant, told CNBC that it would be a “disaster” if Congress enacted retroactive legislation that voided contracts dealing with derivatives.

  • LLoyd Blankfein testifying before House Financial Services Committee

    Goldman is in talks over a potential settlement with an investor that claims that it lost money and went out of business after buying into a $1 billion mortgage-backed security, the FT reports.

  • Warren Buffett

    For Warren Buffett, it's a matter of simple fairness: "If the restaurant only gets paid for an 8-ounce steak, they don't want to give you the 12-ounce one."   It's a concept at the core of his argument against allowing the government to require collateral on existing derivatives contracts.

  • Senator Benjamin Nelson (D-Nebraska) in a 2009 photo taken outside the U.S. Capitol

    Nebraska's Democratic Senator Ben Nelson is quoted by Bloomberg as saying he and his wife's long-held stake of up to $6 million in Berkshire Hathaway, does not create a conflict of interest for him on the financial regulatory bill currently at the center of a Capitol Hill fight.