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  • Barney Frank: 'A good home can be a good rental'  Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 4:25 PM ET

    Home prices are up, but home ownership is at its lowest point in 18 years. Barney Frank, former Massachusetts Congressman, discusses the growing trend to rent homes. "Home ownership is good for people who can afford it," he says.

  • Barney Frank dismisses calls for splitting banks Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 6:06 PM ET
    Barney Frank, Financial Services Committee ranking member

    Former Rep. Barney Frank on Monday dismissed calls to bring back a Depression-era law that divided commercial and investment banking.

  • Dodd-Frank: Slow but steady  Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 4:17 PM ET

    Regulators have written 14,000 pages and finalized 155 rules of the Dodd-Frank Act since Washington vowed to fix Wall Street, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche. Retired Mass. Rep. Barney Frank (D) discusses whether the bill can accomplish that.

  • Regulation: Still Good for Wall Street?  Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    Former Rep. Barney Frank, (D-MA), explains why he is attending SALT and whether there is a discrepancy between Wall Street and the rest of the country.

  • Former Congressman Barney Frank, (D-MA), discusses how he heard the news about the Boston area lockdown, and its impact on the city.

  • An effort is building in Congress to change marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and establish a federal pot tax.

  • Rep. Frank: Taxes, Spending Cuts & the Cliff  Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:17 PM ET

    Is it time to put spending cuts front and center in the debate? Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), discusses the odds of getting a deal on the fiscal cliff. "The country is ready for substantial reductions in military spending," he says.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 1- Wells Fargo has gone to court to challenge a financial-crisis lawsuit recently brought against it by the Justice Department, saying a prior multi-bank $25 billion mortgage settlement already cleared it of some liability.

  • *CEOs demand Congress find debt solution. WASHINGTON, Oct 25- Chief executives of more than 80 big U.S. corporations, including Goldman Sachs, Cisco Systems and Boeing, joined forces to press Congress to reduce the federal deficit in a rare show of broad corporate unity.

  • *US says bank sold toxic loans to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac. NEW YORK, Oct 24- The United States filed a fraud lawsuit against Bank of America Corp, accusing it of causing taxpayers more than $1 billion of losses by selling thousands of toxic mortgage loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • *US says bank sold toxic loans to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac. Oct 24- The United States filed a civil mortgage fraud lawsuit against Bank of America Corp, accusing it of selling thousands of toxic home loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that went into default and caused more than $1 billion of losses.

  • Barney Frank Defends JPMorgan Against Bear Stearns Suit Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 4:21 PM ET

    Rep. Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat, defended JPMorgan from the recent lawsuit brought against it related to alleged fraud at Bear Stearns on CNBC’s "Closing Bell" Wednesday.

  • Crisis highlights running dispute over US fish law Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | 11:53 AM ET

    BOSTON-- The law that governs the nation's fisheries was passed 36 years ago to oust foreign boats working in U.S. waters. The law has become "an impediment to keeping the fishing industry alive," said Scituate fisherman Frank Mirachi.

  • Dodd-Frank Won't Prevent Another Financial Crisis: Pros Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 12:08 PM ET
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    A range of regulatory failures caused the financial crisis in 2008, and the Dodd-Frank Act will not prevent a future financial crisis, two bank executives told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday.

  • Bank Breakups ‘Not a Very Good Idea’: Rep. Frank Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 5:44 PM ET
    Barney Frank

    Now's not the time to talk about breaking up the banks, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Thursday. Frank was responding to former Citigroup CEO Sanford Weill’s call on Wednesday to separate commercial banks from investment banks.

  • Barney Frank Takes on Jamie Dimon  Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 11:55 AM ET

    Rep. Barney Frank, (D-MA), asks JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon why he thinks the derivatives business should be exempted from further regulation.

  • Rep. Frank Blasts Bills to Blunt Law on Derivatives Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 3:51 PM ET

    House Republican attempts to blunt Dodd-Frank's regulatory requirements on derivatives would remove transparency and "allow these prices to continue to be secret," Rep. Barney Frank told CNBC Thursday.

  • Rep. Barney Frank on Regulation  Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 2:14 PM ET

    Two bills are making their way through congress that could substantially change how derivatives are regulated. Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank discusses how the bills could gut key regulations from the Dodd-Frank Act.

  • Avoiding Hidden Credit and Debit Card Fees Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 2:23 PM ET
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    In September 2011, Bank of America announced that it would charge customers a monthly fee of $5 for debit card use.  Consumers may be unhappy with the decision, but they’re already paying fees on their credit and debit cards all the time. Here are some things to watch out for to avoid paying extra fees on credit and debit cards.

  • Making Munis Taxable Will Hurt Cities: Rep. Frank Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 1:15 PM ET

    Rep. Barney Frank opposes the part of the Obama jobs plan changing the tax-exempt status of income from municipal bonds, saying it would hurt the states and cities the job-creation measure intends to help.