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  • Barney Frank: Fed no longer has dominant role   Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Barney Frank: Fed no longer has dominant role

    Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank discusses taper options and the uncertainty of the stock market as Janet Yellen prepares to take over the Federal Reserve.

  • Barney Frank on State of the Union   Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Barney Frank on State of the Union

    Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank predicts the most likely topics of President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, including jobs, immigration and income inequality.

  • Barney Frank: Bernanke deserves credit   Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Barney Frank: Bernanke deserves credit

    Former Congressman Barney Frank, looks back on Ben Bernanke's career as Fed chairman. Frank says Bernanke did an excellent job with QE and the notion that QE caused a wealth gap is wrong.

  • What the 'nuclear option' means for the economy Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 12:57 PM ET
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, November 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision to blow up the filibuster on presidential nominations may raise new fiscal crisis risks.

  • Not a witch hunt against JPM: Frank   Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 4:18 PM ET
    Not a witch hunt against JPM: Frank

    Barney Frank, former Massachusetts representative, reacts to an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about JPMorgan's $13 billion settlement. He also feels he should take very little blame for the housing boom and bust.

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

    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
    Dodd-Frank: Slow, but steady

    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
    Regulation: Still Good for Wall Street?

    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.

  • 'Unfortunately, Bad Guys Get to Take the First Shot': Barney Frank

    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
    Rep. Frank: Taxes, Spending Cuts & the Cliff

    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
    Why Barney Frank Is Wrong About JPM Lawsuit

    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
    Bank Metallic Sign

    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.