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  • Wall Street foe Liz Warren rises in DC Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:28 AM ET
    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is gaining new powers in D.C. Here's what that means for the GOP, Hillary Clinton and Wall Street. Politicos' Ben White reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- U.S. Senate Democrats expanded the ranks of their party leadership on Thursday to include Senator Elizabeth Warren, a leader of the party's liberal wing and a possible presidential contender in 2016.. Democrats, who lost control of the Senate in last week's midterm elections, created a new post for Warren as a strategic policy adviser to help...

  • Senator Carl Levin's powerful committee will hold a two-day hearing later this month on Wall Street banks' ownership of physical commodities and assets from pipelines to warehouses, touching off a two-year probe into potential market abuses. The third such hearing by lawmakers on the hot issue will likely renew scrutiny of banks, including JPMorgan Chase& Co,...

  • NASHUA, New Hampshire, Nov 2- Long viewed as an ally by Wall Street, likely 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton has increasingly been taking banks and big business to task while on the campaign trail for Democrats across the country. It comes days before Tuesday's midterm elections and as Clinton ramps up her political activity ahead of a probable White...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 29- An influential U.S. senator aims to hold a public hearing after secretly recorded conversations between regulators at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and officials at Goldman Sachs raised questions about a too-cozy relationship. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee, has not yet confirmed a date. They depicted a team of...

  • Compromise key for GOP before 2016: Ex-Reagan aide Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:43 AM ET
    A yellow stoplight stands in front of the U.S. Capitol building at night in Washington, D.C.

    Republicans can make compromises should they win control of the Senate in midterm elections, former Reagan White House chief Ken Duberstein says.

  • Hillary Clinton, Wall Street friend or foe? Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 10:21 AM ET
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses supporters of Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley during a Coakley campaign event at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.

    Some recent remarks by Hillary Clinton seem to suggest she is more agnostic towards the business world, but it could just be politics. NYT reports.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 29- People with federal student loan debt now have a few options to lower their rates with private consolidation loans, but consumer advocates warn they could be giving up vital protections in doing so.

  • UPDATE 1-Goldman tightens conflict-of-interest rules Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 9:30 PM ET

    Sept 26- Goldman Sachs Group Inc has tightened rules on investments its bankers can make in individual stocks and bonds, a company spokesman said on Friday. Goldman's decision, announced internally on Friday, also bars bankers from investing in activist or event-driven hedge funds, Andrew Williams, a Goldman Sachs spokesman, told Reuters.

  • Sept 26- Goldman Sachs Group Inc has tightened rules on investments its bankers can make in individual stocks and bonds, a company spokesman said on Friday, as a U.S. Goldman's decision, announced internally on Friday, also bars bankers from investing in activist or event-driven hedge funds, Andrew Williams, a Goldman Sachs spokesman, told Reuters.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 26- An influential U.S. senator wants to hold hearings into "disturbing" issues raised by secretly taped conversations between Federal Reserve supervisors and officials at Goldman Sachs Group Inc, a bank the Fed was tasked with policing.

  • Brown, a crusader against the role that Wall Street banks play in commodity markets, warned that Congress would write new laws if the CFTC and foreign regulators were unable to fix what he called "ongoing irregularities" in the market.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 26- An influential U.S. senator wants to hold hearings into "disturbing" issues raised by secretly taped conversations between Federal Reserve supervisors and officials at Goldman Sachs Group Inc, a bank the Fed was tasked with policing.

  • The 2010 Dodd-Frank law, enacted by Congress to crack down on Wall Street excesses, curtailed those powers. Fifteen lawmakers from both political parties and both houses of Congress said on Monday that the Fed has not done enough on its own to adequately limit its crisis lending powers.

  • U.S. lawmakers slam Fed's crisis lending proposal Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 5:08 PM ET

    The 2010 Dodd-Frank law, enacted by Congress to crack down on Wall Street excesses, curtailed those powers. Fifteen lawmakers from both political parties and both houses of Congress said on Monday that the Fed has not done enough on its own to adequately limit its crisis lending powers.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- Just over a year ago, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley was looking for a place to make a bold statement about his latest crusade: taking Wall Street's traders to task for gaming commodity markets.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- An influential U.S. senator is encouraging the Internal Revenue Service to stamp out deals that allow companies to relocate their headquarters overseas in search of lower tax rates.

  • Democrats urge Obama to stop inversions on his own Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:36 PM ET
    Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill.

    Three senators urged Obama to use his executive authority to reduce or eliminate tax breaks for companies that shift their headquarters overseas.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 5- U.S. retailer Walgreen Co on Tuesday appeared to back away from a plan to reincorporate abroad to reduce its U.S. taxes, while politicians again urged the White House to curb deals that shift tax domiciles.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 5- Three prominent Democratic senators on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to use his executive authority to reduce or eliminate tax breaks for companies that shift their headquarters overseas to cut their U.S. tax bills.