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Sheila Bair, former FDIC chair, says stress tests are good, but they cannot substitute capital rules. She also explains why money market funds remain at risk and require more oversight, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the breakdown of the FDIC's Q4 earnings results.
Most U.S. community banks "are actually doing quite well" although they still face some challenges in this economy, the acting head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation told CNBC Thursday.
Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair said Thursday she believed Europe was heading into a recession, but she sounded confident about U.S. banks.
Sheila Bair, Pew Charitable Trusts and former FDIC chairman, discusses Europe's debt problems and says she doesn't see any sudden shocks out of Europe but the banks should have mandated higher capital. Also, the Fast Money traders weigh in on U.S. banks and whether the recent rally indicates banks are stable.
Sheila Bair, former FDIC chair, discusses the Volcker Rule; the FDIC's stress test plan; and why, she believes it's time to break up the "too big to fail" banks.
The government is trying to reduce the need for another Wall Street bailout by requiring banks to report how they are positioned to handle worsening economic conditions, such as increasing unemployment and falling home prices.
The notion that we’ve geared our financial system too much toward the goal of stability may strike many people as a bit far fetched. Haven’t we just lurched from one financial crisis based on mortgages to another based on sovereign debt?
Every now and then I like to imagine a day on which everyone will have finally understood the contribution of the Community Reinvestment Act to the mortgage crisis.
Futures markets are still reeling from the collapse of MF Global and Thursday, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Bart Chilton is suggesting that an insurance fund for derivatives might be just what the markets need to restore confidence.
The bank used by the Occupy Wall Street protesters is under orders from federal banking regulators to fix how it books delinquent loans, according to investigative reporter Teri Buhl.
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Jonathan Dienst, WNBC reports on a new FDIC rule that would stop banks from trading their own accounts for profit, instead of their clients, and CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the details on Occupy Wall Street protesters marching uptown in New York City.
The SEC is set to vote tomorrow on the Volcker Rule introduction, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson.
CNBC's Kate Kelly provides the latest on the Fed and bank stress tests.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the details on the bank's quarterly report.
My concerns about the effectiveness of the authority to resolve the failure of an important financial company granted under Title II of the Dodd-Frank still isn’t understood by some readers.
The Dodd-Frank financial reforms were supposed to end bailouts by creating a government authority to "resolve" systemically important financial institutions. But there are good reasons to doubt the so-called Resolution Authority can be effectively implemented for the biggest complex financial institutions.
With shares of two of the largest U.S. banks falling by nearly 20% Monday, the resolution authority of financial regulators to deal with failing banks is being quietly tested.
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