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  • Big Banks Are Needed: Bob Diamond Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 12:48 PM ET

    There is no evidence to suggest that big is bad in the financial sector and regulators should not seek to break up the large banks, Bob Diamond, president of Barclays, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Busch: The Gomer Pyle AIG Outlook Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 10:15 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    What-did-they-know-and-when-did-they-know-it will be the over-arching theme of the questions. According to the US Treasury Department, Geithner was recused from "working on issues involving specific companies," including AIG after he was nominated on Nov. 24th, 2008, for the US Treasury Secretary.

  • Whatever Happened to One Person-One Vote? Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 1:45 PM ET

    The Supreme Court’s decision to treat business entities as “people” has fired up political pundits and lobbyists on all sides, writes William Dunkelberg, Economics Professor at Temple University.

  • Davos 2010: Who Will Pay the Piper? Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:23 AM ET

    President Barack Obama may have just spiced up the debate about global banking regulation, but the prospects for success for the president’s latest initiative remain mired in the challenge of a combative Congress and a fierce Wall Street lobby.

  • Cramer: Obama's No Reagan, But Better Than Bush Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 4:07 PM ET

    The Mad Money host dishes on big government, financial reform, Geithner and Bernanke and a few hot bank and autos stocks.

  • Lobbyists Get Potent Weapon in Campaign Finance Ruling Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 11:43 AM ET
    Sen. Chuch Schumer

    The Supreme Court has handed lobbyists a new weapon. A lobbyist can now tell any elected official: if you vote wrong, my company, labor union or interest group will spend unlimited sums explicitly advertising against your re-election.

  • President Barack Obama, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors Christina Romer meet with CEO of PNC Jim Rohr, CEO of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon, and other members of the financial services industry at the White House on December 14, 2009.

    It’s simplistic, cynical and disingenuous to conclude that President Obama announced a set of controversial proposals to crack down on big banks simply to divert attention from the Democrats senatorial defeat in Massachusetts and his declining poll ratings.

  • Would New Bank Rules Really Prevent Another Crisis? Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 9:50 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama wants to cut down to size those too-big-to-fail banks. But his vow on Thursday to rewrite the rules of Wall Street left many questions unanswered, the New York Times reports,  including the big one: Would this really prevent another financial crisis?

  • Are Markets Overdue For A Correction? Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 5:26 PM ET

    Had the White House not provided the market with a negative catalyst, would something else have taken markets lower?

  • Bank Rules Should Be Imposed Gradually: Rep. Frank Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 3:34 PM ET

    Rep. Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, told CNBC Thursday that he supports President Obama's proposed banking curbs but that they should be implemented over a longer time frame of "three to five years."

  • Supreme Court Rolls Back Campaign Spending Limits Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 10:33 AM ET
    Gavel

    The Supreme Court struck down Thursday long-standing limits on corporate spending in U.S. political campaigns, such as this year's congressional races and the 2012 presidential contest.

  • Glass-Steagall Redux Would Be a 'Boon': Bove Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 7:46 AM ET

    Introducing legislation separating investment banks from commercial banks would be a "boon" for shareholders, despite banks' opposition, Richard Bove, banking analyst at Rochdale Securities, told CNBC Thursday.

  • FCC Won't Let Cable Operators Withhold Local Sports Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 1:04 PM ET
    Gavel

    Federal regulators have closed a wrinkle that has allowed cable TV operators to withhold sporting events and other popular programming that they own from satellite companies and other rivals.

  • Obama Pressing for Protections Against Lenders Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 11:38 AM ET
    Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) speaks at a news conference following the Senate's cloture vote on health care reform legislation on Capitol Hill.

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  • Obama Cracking Down on Contractor Tax Cheats Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 11:10 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered a new crackdown on federal contractors who don't pay their taxes.

  • US Does Not Have Capitalism Now: Stiglitz Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 8:39 AM ET
    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Layers of money managers that don't bear the brunt of losses but walk away with big payouts when things go well have turned the US economy to a type of "ersatz capitalism," Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University professor and Nobel laureate, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • A Window Opens on Pay for Bosses Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 11:19 AM ET
    Mary Shapiro

    Is it possible that shareholders will finally get a reliable view of what the bosses are getting paid? And that it will come this spring?

  • SquawkBack Europe: Beware the Clawback Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 6:00 AM ET

    Whereas the global regulatory and political powers-that-be made a good job of feigning coordination in their collective panic-button-pushing stimulus at the height of the financial crisis, it seems that it’s everyone for themselves in the scramble to punish the perceived perpetrators.

  • Timothy Geithner

    President Obama's proposed bank tax will not damage the economy and is a fair way to reimburse taxpayers for the Wall Street bailout, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told CNBC.

  • BofA Is in Talks to Settle State Claims Over Merrill Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 6:45 AM ET
    Bank of America branch, New York City.

    A year after its controversial takeover of Merrill Lynch, Bank of America is discussing settling a troublesome state inquiry into the star-crossed deal and the billions of dollars in bonuses that Merrill hurriedly paid its employees, the New York Times reported.