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  • White House in New Push for Changes on Wall St. Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 10:23 AM ET
    Paul Volker

    The Obama administration redoubled its efforts on Tuesday to overhaul the nation’s financial regulations, saying it would not back down from its efforts to restrict the trading activities of banks and to create a consumer agency to regulate financial products.

  • Delaware's short-selling senator thinks the practice is fine so long as predators don't step in and create another Bear Stearns or Lehman Brothers-type crisis.

  • BofA Shareholders Approve TARP Repayment Plan Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 2:43 PM ET
    Bank of America flag

    Shareholders on Tuesday approved an increase in the number of the bank's common shares to fund its repayment of government bailout money.

  • Jobs Bill Is 'Not Bipartisan,' GOP Sen. Grassley Says Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 10:42 AM ET

    Congress could have passed a more sweeping jobs bill with larger bipartisan support if Democrats had been more willing to work with Republicans, Sen. Charles Grassley told CNBC.

  • Simpson Speaks: Getting The Deficit Under Control Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 4:33 PM ET
    Uncle Sam and money

    Simpson said, "A lot of blood hair and eyeballs have to lay on the floor before we finish. There's going to be anguishing. This is a suicide mission". It will come from all sides, the left and the right.

  • Cramer: Why Volcker Rule Is Wrong Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 3:44 PM ET

    The Mad Money host goes head to head with five former Treasury secretaries.

  • Closing Bell Washington Agenda Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 2:26 PM ET

    A full agenda on Closing Bell as Maria Bartiromo report live from Washington today. It’s all about the economy, the consumer, jobs… jobs… jobs and healthcare.

  • Tea-Party Power to Solve the Debt Problem Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | 4:24 PM ET

    The New York Times ran a front-page story this week called “Party Gridlock in Washington Feeds New Fear of a Debt Crisis.” As usual, they got it wrong.

  • Toyota's Congressional Hearing: 'How Risky Is It' Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | 11:13 AM ET
    Toyota headquarters

    As someone who studies the way people perceive risk, and the importance of trust to those perceptions, it continues to amaze me how many smart successful firms like Toyota manage to forget the importance of trust until they’re in trouble, and then they have to spend huge amounts of money and effort, for years, trying to rebuild it, writes the author David Ropeik.

  • Bank Profits Ready to Tumble, Stocks to Fall: Whitney Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 3:57 PM ET
    Meredith Whitney

    The US banking system will lose 30 percent more than consensus estimates as smaller loan portfolios squeeze profits, analyst Meredith Whitney told CNBC.

  • Kneale: With NJ Governor Christie, a Star Is Born Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 12:35 PM ET

    At long last I have found my new hero. He is rotund and profound, graced with a hint of "Sopranos" and a hefty dose of obstinate common sense.  He is Chris Christie, the newly elected governor of New Jersey, and this morning on CNBC’s "Squawkbox" he his first national TV appearance since his Obama-smiting election—and Christie crushed it.

  • Tony Fratto: The Magical Stimulus Tour Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 10:45 AM ET

    The Magical Stimulus Tour actually only continues today. It really began more than a year ago — leaving us an uninterrupted trail of magical promises and predictions along the way.

  • Greek Swaps 'Dug Up' Because of US Regulatory Battle? Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 8:22 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Greece's debt swaps came to light because of the battle between big banks and regulators in the US, Gikas A. Hardouvelis, professor of finance at the University of Piraeus and chief economist at Eurobank EFG Group, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Agreement Is Near on New Overseer of Banking Risks Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 6:29 AM ET

    The Senate and the Obama administration are nearing agreement on forming a council of regulators, led by the Treasury secretary, to identify systemic risk to the nation’s financial system, officials said Wednesday.

  • China Will Keep Trimming Treasurys: Jim Rogers Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 1:41 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    China's move to unload US debt is likely to continue in the long term while the "euro scare" may last a while, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.com Wednesday.

  • Rajaratnam Pleads Not Guilty; Trial Set for October Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 5:01 PM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam

    An October trial date in New York has been set for Raj Rajaratnam, charged in what prosecutors call history's largest hedge fund insider trading case. The founder of New York-based Galleon Group, entered a not guilty plea to an updated indictment released by prosecutors last week.

  • Greek Ex-Minister: Other Euro Countries Did Swaps Too Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 12:02 PM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Greece's 2001 deal to swap some of its debt using currency derivatives was in line with what other euro-zone countries were doing, Yiannos Papantoniou, the country's finance and economy minister when the deal was made, told CNBC.com Wednesday.

  • Wall Street Elders Favor More Regulation Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 11:17 AM ET
    George Soros

    While the younger generation, very visibly led by Lloyd C. Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, lobbies Congress against such regulation, their spiritual elders support the reform proposed by Paul A. Volcker and, surprisingly, even more restrictions. The New York Times reports.

  • Goldman's Debt Swaps Are 'Destabilizing': Economist Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 1:04 AM ET

    The EU should thoroughly investigate the case of the debt swaps involving Greece and Goldman Sachs, as these types of operations are destabilizing financial markets, economist Simon Johnson told CNBC.com.

  • Struggling Over a Rule for Brokers Tuesday, 16 Feb 2010 | 12:16 PM ET
    Chairman Christopher Dodd, and Sen. Tim Johnson participate in a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing.

    While most of the debate about financial overhaul legislation has focused on the impact on how big banks do business, one piece that would affect consumers directly has received little public notice: a requirement that stock and insurance brokers act in their customers’ best interest.