Legislation Regulations

  • Investors are struggling to make sense of Tuesday's market action. Industrials and materials led the rally but tech lagged, badly. Can the rally continue without tech?

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    Google has a problem in China. But it may have bigger headaches in Europe. The New York Times reports.

  • Ben Bernanke

    There are some who blame the Fed for missing warnings signs leading up to the financial crisis; others have said the Fed caused the crisis with its “easy-money” policies.

  • Foreclosed Home

    Starting today home "Flippers" are now welcome at the FHA. That's right, with a glut of foreclosures plaguing the nation's neighborhoods, the FHA is temporarily removing restrictions on investors who buy and sell homes within 90 days.

  • Davos, Switzerland

    There was an agreement that banking regulation and reform was important, but no real plans on what to do.

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    Bank of America and other Wall Street banking giants do not need to be broken up to protect the global economy from another financial crisis, Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America, told CNBC Friday.

  • How will comments made by President Obama in Wednesday’s State of the Union impact your portfolio on Thursday, particularly your bank stocks?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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?

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

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.