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  • Geithner on FinReg: No More Lehmans! Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 1:13 PM ET

    Plus, get the Treasury secretary's thoughts on derivatives, the economy, Fannie and Freddie and more.

  • Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, along with other companies in similar circumstances, won't have to put up any collateral for existing derivatives contracts, according to a letter written by two of the key FinReg lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

  • Goldman Sachs' Credibility in Question: FCIC Chairman Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 5:11 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs' testimony before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Thursday spurred skepticism and frustration among commission members when the investment bank claimed it does not break out revenue and profits from derivatives exposure, Phil Angelides, chairman of the commission, told CNBC Thursday after the hearing.

  • Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway may need $6 to $8 billion in collateral for its multi-billion dollar collateral contracts, if the financial regulation bill passes Congress in its current form.  That's the estimate of Barclays Capital analyst Jay Gelb in a note to clients today, although we won't know for sure until the dust settles.

  • Columns and steps

    The death of Sen. Robert Byrd has thrown the future of financial reform legislation into question just days ahead of an expected final passage vote in the Senate.

  • Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Financial Reform Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | 10:07 AM ET

    US lawmakers hammered out a historic overhaul of financial regulations as dawn broke over the nation's capital Friday, handing President Barack Obama a major domestic policy victory on the eve of a global summit devoted to financial reform

  • Wall St. Wins, Main St. Loses: Bove Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | 9:09 AM ET
    Columns and steps

    The financial reform bill will likely hurt consumers more than banks because Wall Street will find a way to get around it, banking analyst Richard Bove told CNBC.

  • Bill an 'Over-Reach, Far From Finished': Sen. Corker Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | 8:24 AM ET
    U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)

    The compromise reached by negotiators on financial regfulation reform is far from perfect, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and member of the Senate Banking Committee, told CNBC Friday.

  • Financial Reform Will Cause Credit Crunch: Sen. Gregg Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 12:39 PM ET

    The US will face a severe credit crunch if the financial regulation bill passes in its current form, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) told CNBC Thursday.

  • Ban Derivatives and US Banks Lose Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 9:16 PM ET

    If a certain Arkansas senator gets her way, you might want to consider buying a couple of European financials.

  • Banking and Trading Don't Mix: Volcker Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 3:24 PM ET
    Paul Volker

    The United States government should not stand behind banks that mix up their trading activities with their banking activities, former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker told CNBC Monday.

  • Next Week’s IPO to Watch Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 7:41 PM ET

    A beneficiary of financial regulatory reform is coming public just as a bill is close to passing. Here’s how you trade it.

  • Will 'Rogue Trader' Kerviel Escape a Jail Sentence? Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 5:11 AM ET
    Jerome Kerviel shown here released on bail from La Sante Prison by a Parisian court on March 18, 2008 in Paris, France. Jerome Kerviel, the Societe Generale rogue trader was accused of losing 4.9 billion euros (7.2 billion US dollars) through unauthorised trading.

    Jerome Kerviel goes to trial Tuesday over unauthorized trades that cost French bank Societe Generale 4.9 billion euros ($6 billion) in 2008.

  • The far-ranging financial reform package currently being negotiated for passage in Congress must beat back Wall Street's press for exceptions, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman Gary Gensler told CNBC Thursday, noting that the "American public needs a strong bill."

  • Four Ways to a Better Finance Bill Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 11:31 AM ET

    As the House and Senate begin merging their separate bills into a single bill, they still have a chance to make some important improvements. Here are four issues to watch in coming  weeks. The NYT explains.

  • Can Geithner Unite Divided Europe? Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 5:11 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    Without the support of the UK or many euro-zone members, the EU looks split on key issues at a time when the Treasury Secretary thinks they should be standing united.

  • VIX Set to Cool After Weeks of Palpitations? Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 9:12 AM ET

    Global stock markets are regularly seeing three-percent swings as investors grapple with worries about the euro zone debt situation and escalating tensions between North and South Korea.

  • Naked Truth on Default Swaps Friday, 21 May 2010 | 11:09 AM ET

    Should people be able to bet on your death? How about your financial failure? The New York Times explains.

  • NYSE Trader

    Global stocks plunged for the third day in a row on growing fears that Europe's financial crisis will hurt economic growth and lead to a wider market correction.

  • German Finance Minister: Markets Out of Control Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 8:26 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    The man at the eye of the financial storm that has engulfed the euro has learnt to be patient after 20 years confined to a wheelchair. But Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany’s finance minister, is also a man in a hurry, the Financial Times reported.