• 'Too Big to Fail' Doctrine Must End: FDIC's Bair Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 8:55 AM ET
    FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair

    Ending the idea that large financial institutions are “too big to fail” is a top priority under the Obama administration’s regulatory reform proposal, said Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama is ready to roll out an overhaul of the intricate rules and systems that govern America's troubled financial institutions, proposing the most ambitious revision since the Great Depression.

  • Regulators Feuding as Banking System Faces Overhaul Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | 9:31 AM ET

    The long-running and personal feud between Mr. Dugan and Ms. Bair is now helping to shape President Obama ’s attempt to revamp financial regulation aimed at preventing the regulatory lapses that contributed to the economic crisis.

  • Plan to Help Banks Clear Their Books Halted Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 1:02 PM ET

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation indefinitely postponed a central element of the Obama administration’s bank rescue plan on Wednesday, acknowledging that it could not persuade enough banks to sell off their bad assets.

  • Administration Is Near Finance Overhaul Plan Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 11:15 AM ET

    Washington is asking some painful questions about how to prevent the next financial meltdown. Should it reinvent the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation? Abolish the seemingly feckless overseer of savings and loans? Grant new powers to the Federal Reserve?

  • Bair Defends FDIC Response to Credit Crisis Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 9:02 PM ET

    Should we worry about the agency’s ability to save the banks? Cramer tried to find out.

  • Big Banks OK, But Regionals in Trouble: Dick Bove Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 4:00 PM ET

    Big U.S. banks are “definitely out of the woods,” but smaller community banks are still facing difficulty, said Dick Bove, financial strategist of Rochdale Securities.

  • SEC's Schapiro Objects to Financial Watchdog Plan Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 2:22 PM ET

    The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission is objecting to a plan being considered by the Obama administration to create a new financial watchdog to protect consumers.

  • We Need Smaller Banks Now Monday, 18 May 2009 | 1:26 PM ET

    Mega institutions (financial institutions and insurance companies come to mind) that become TOO BIG TO MANAGE are likely to become TOO BIG TO FAIL, writes William Dunkelberg, Economics Professor at Temple University.

  • CEOs from several regional banks around the country told CNBC they are seeing some signs of “green shoots” in the housing market.

  • CNBC Viewers Remember Bill Seidman Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 9:54 AM ET
    Bill Seidman

    CNBC viewers share their memories of CNBC Chief Commentator Bill Seidman.

  • Bill Seidman: Remembering a Man of Integrity Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 9:40 AM ET
    Bill Seidman

    CNBC Anchor Bill Griffeth shares memories of Bill Seidman that reflect on the special character of the former FDIC chairman and CNBC chief commentator.

  • Mad Mail: A New Face for Wall of Shame? Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 8:05 PM ET

    Plus, Bill Seidman remembered.

  • As Investors Circle Ailing Banks, Fed Sets Limits Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 10:41 AM ET

    The Fed does not mind if private equity firms have a minority interest in banks — the Obama administration even wants them to invest. But the Fed will not let them take control, a stance the firms are lobbying regulators mightily to change, especially given that stress test results to be released Thursday are expected to show a glaring need for capital in the banking system.

  • Big Banks Seek Better Scores on Stress Tests Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 5:36 PM ET

    As executives of the nation's largest banks review their stress-test results, even the top performers are lobbying regulators to raise their scores before the numbers are finalized Friday.

  • GM Bondholders Should Take the Deal: Ross Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 3:32 PM ET

    Bondholders would be "nuts" not take General Motor's offer of 225 common shares for each $1,000 principal amount of notes, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross told CNBC.

  • FASB Changes Send 'Wrong Signal': Ex-FDIC Chairman Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 11:13 AM ET
  • Auditors Get Blame for Weakness in Bank Reserves Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 6:00 PM ET

    In the years leading up to the financial crisis, some of the nation’s largest accounting firms failed to properly examine the reserves that banks and other lenders set aside to cover losses, records from a federal oversight board show.

  • Obama Is No Hoover Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 7:33 PM ET

    And Ben Bernanke is no Roy Young. What the heck is Cramer talking about? Read on to find out.

  • Farrell: Time To Give Ben Credit Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 11:26 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    Plenty has gone wrong for Ben Bernanke lately, but give the man credit. He does not stop. When all of Washington wigged out about AIG bonuses and tried to figure out the politically expedient way to parley the hand into the next election, Ben went all in and kept trying to save the system.