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  • What to expect after Yellen's statement: Analyst Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen's prepared statement shows the central bank will not raise rates in June as expected, Diane Swonk told CNBC.

  • U.S. Senator Warren makes push on middle-class issues Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:08 AM ET

    Warren, a long-time consumer advocate who is often mentioned as a potential White House candidate, said the project was aimed at promoting policies to shift Washington away from corporate lobbyists and instead address education, wages and consumer debt. But the first-term Massachusetts senator, who has repeatedly said she is not running for president and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- U.S. brokers and financial advisers would face new constraints under a plan President Barack Obama put forward on Monday to reduce conflicts of interest and "hidden fees" that cost Americans billions of dollars in retirement savings every year. They would have an impact on thousands of brokerages, from large players such as Fidelity, Wells...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- Wall Street brokers and financial advisers could face new restrictions under a proposal put forth by President Barack Obama on Monday that the White House said could save Americans with retirement accounts billions of dollars each year. The White House's announcement is part of Obama's push to prioritize issues that resonate with the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- President Barack Obama will direct the Department of Labor on Monday to proceed with new rules that would rein in conflicts of interests among Wall Street brokers who advise clients on retirement investments, administration officials said. Such practices cost working- and middle-class families $17 billion a year, according to the White...

  • Chris Giancarlo started work as a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which oversees futures and swaps trading, in June of last year. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a vocal critic of Wall Street, and Elijah Cummings, a U.S. representative from Maryland, in a letter raised concerns about shares in GFI that Giancarlo, a Republican, had sold after he was...

  • U.S. lawmakers query CFTC regulator over stock sales Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 2:33 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 20- Two Democratic lawmakers on Friday raised concerns over share sales by an official at a U.S. regulator at a time when his former company was engaged in a takeover battle, saying there had been possible conflicts of interest. Chris Giancarlo started work as a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which oversees futures and swaps...

  • Mass. liberals to Warren: Don't run for president Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington.

    The Massachusetts senator has repeatedly rebuffed suggestions that she will or should enter the 2016 race.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- Senator Dianne Feinstein of California hopes to reinstate a hotly contested requirement for big banks' swaps trading after U.S. lawmakers voted in late 2014 to loosen the rules for Wall Street. Feinstein, a Democrat, is considering ways to restore the Dodd-Frank provisions that were removed and will likely introduce legislation, a Senate aide...

  • Jobs report leaves GOP grasping for ammo Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    A woman walks past a "Now Hiring" sign as she leaves the Urban Outfitters store at Quincy Market in Boston, Sept. 5, 2014.

    The jobs report has Republicans scrambling for a new angle to attack the economy under President Barack Obama, Politico's Ben White says.

  • DC has target on Wall Streeters: Evercore CEO Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Ralph Schlosstein, Evercore Partners

    The case of Antonio Weiss shows that Congress will not confirm successful candidates from Wall Street, Evercore CEO Ralph Schlosstein told CNBC.

  • Congress, President Barack Obama headed to the conservative heartland on Wednesday to promote his plans for bolstering the middle class. Obama left Washington for a two-day trip to Idaho and Kansas to push his message that everyone should stand to gain from an economy that has all but recovered from years in the doldrums. Despite losing control of the Senate to...

  • Congress, President Barack Obama headed to the conservative heartland on Wednesday to promote his plans for bolstering the middle class. Obama left Washington for a two-day trip to Idaho and Kansas to push his message that everyone should stand to gain from an economy that has all but recovered from years in the doldrums. To a crowd of more than 6,000 in a stadium...

  • Congress, President Barack Obama hit the road on Wednesday to promote his plans for lifting up the middle class. Obama headed out for a two-day trip to Idaho and Kansas to push his message that the economy has effectively recovered from years in the doldrums. Republicans called for Obama to be more humble, given that they took control of both chambers of Congress...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce charged on Wednesday that Senator Elizabeth Warren and other backers of what he called "economic populism" were actually seeking a state-run economy. Thomas Donohue, the chamber's president and a top business lobbyist, said he did not think most Americans shared the views of Warren, a liberal Democrat and...

  • Progressive Democrats and the 2016 conundrum Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:49 AM ET
    Elizabeth Warren and Antonio Weiss

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren's knockout of Treasury nominee Antonio Weiss carries consequences for the 2016 general election, Politico's Ben White says.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- Antonio Weiss, an investment banker who was a controversial nominee for a top post at the U.S. Treasury Department, has decided to withdraw from consideration, the White House said on Monday. Liberal lawmakers, led by Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, fiercely opposed Weiss's nomination to the top Treasury domestic finance job...

  • Eric Cantor

    Obama must pursue growth through trade policy, while Republicans must deal with differences over immigration and fund Homeland Security, Eric Cantor tells CNBC.

  • Economic inequality & 2016 watch   Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:40 AM ET
    Economic inequality & 2016 watch

    Politico correspondent Ben White discusses economic growth, the 2016 presidential election, and the appeal of Elizabeth Warren's Wall Street message, compared with other political leaders on the economy.

  • What to expect from Washington, or NOT, in 2015 Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    A woman jogs near U.S. Capitol building in Washington.

    Washington was vastly transformed in 2014 with a very uncertain outlook for the year ahead. Politico's Ben White offers some predictions.