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  • US Sen. Warren supports repealing state casino law Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:26 PM ET

    The group Repeal the Casino Deal hailed the remarks as a "bold stand" by one of the state's most prominent politicians. "Elizabeth Warren has a record of putting consumers first and we're pleased she is raising her voice to stand up to the casino mess," John Ribeiro, Repeal the Casino Deal's campaign chairman, said in a statement Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • For much of Tuesday, however, the database appeared to be down or unaccessible, which FCC spokeswoman Kim Hart attributed to an "overwhelming surge in traffic."

  • For much of Tuesday, however, the database appeared to be down or unaccessible, which FCC spokeswoman Kim Hart attributed to an "overwhelming surge in traffic." The proposal has attracted one of the biggest responses in FCC's history, and showcased the complicated and intense debate launched by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in April.

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said U.S. labor markets are far from healthy and signaled the Fed will keep monetary policy loose until hiring and wage data show the effects of the financial crisis are "completely gone."

  • WASHINGTON, June 11- Legislation to allow student loan borrowers to refinance at lower interest rates failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, dooming a measure that was a Democratic priority ahead of November congressional elections.

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- U.S. Senate Democrats unveiled legislation on Wednesday to allow millions of Americans with student loan debt to refinance at lower interest rates.

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- U.S. Senate Democrats unveiled legislation on Wednesday to allow millions of Americans with student loan debt to refinance at lower interest rates.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate Banking Committee appears likely to back a bill to wind down government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to sources familiar with talks on the legislation.

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- The U.S. Federal Reserve's Board of Governors took the unusual step of considering an enforcement issue on Thursday, less than two months after Chair Janet Yellen pledged that top officials would have more direct involvement in such decisions.

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- Two U.S. senators on Wednesday pushed the Federal Reserve to write tough new rules to limit Wall Street's role in commodity markets, stepping up pressure for a clampdown on some of the country's largest banks.

  • U.S. banks enjoy "too-big-to-fail" advantage -Fed study Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 25- A landmark study by Federal Reserve economists found that large U.S. banks enjoy a "too-big-to-fail" advantage in financial markets, confirming the suspicions of many Wall Street critics more than five years after the financial crisis.

  • *Few pointed questions from lawmakers apart from Citi query. WASHINGTON, March 13- Stanley Fischer, President Barack Obama's nominee to be No. 2 at the U.S.

  • *Fischer, Brainard, Powell expected to win Senate approval. WASHINGTON, March 13- Stanley Fischer, President Barack Obama's nominee to be No. 2 at the U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Fed vice chair nominee Stanley Fischer on Thursday defended his ties to Citigroup Inc, saying that he would have been ill-prepared for his last central banking job without his experience at the mega-bank.