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  • Joe Sanderson of Sanderson Farms has the details on two positives for the industry.

  • Sen. Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) served in the Senate for more than 50 years.

    Sen. Robert Byrd's death Monday morning could affect the passage of the financial reform bill, said Sheila Bair, the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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    Well before Congress reached agreement on the details of its financial overhaul legislation, industry lobbyists and consumer advocates started preparing for the next battle: influencing the creation of several hundred new rules and regulations.

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    Not since the Great Depression, when the mighty House of Morgan was cleaved in two, have Washington lawmakers rewritten the rules for Wall Street as extensively as they did on Friday.

  • Considering Goldman Sachs stands to lose a lot from financial regulation, why is it trading like it's a winner?

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    There has been much attention paid today to the language in the bill as it applies to the market making function of trading and to the parts of a banks’ derivatives business that must be segregated in a separately capitalized subsidiary.

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    Kate Kelly's insight into why large banks are concerned about language that was taken out of the Volcker Rule because it may cut into their market-making profits, which is at the core of what they do in trading stocks and bonds.

  • The one bank that really wins with FinReg.

  • The financial overhaul bill will end the prospect of government bailouts of financial giants considered ''too big to fail," Rep. Barney Frank (D-Ma.) told CNBC Friday.

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    The movie studios are celebrating a ban on box-office futures trading that was included in the final financial reform legislation. At about 1 am eastern a House-Senate conference committee agreed to adopt the Senate's language banning the trading of derivatives based on box office revenue.

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    The new limits on proprietary trading and hedge fund investments may actually benefit big banks more than harm them—especially in the hedge funds they market to clients.

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    Now, with financial reform set to be implemented in Washington, there will be fewer unknown unknowns. This will contribute to a healing of the U.S. credit system. Moreover, the November election is likely to lead to more balance in the House and Senate, which means that the worst of the regulatory cloud and government involvement will soon pass. This could rally risk assets if this viewpoint becomes popular. Still, challenges remain.

  • So what exactly is the real message of the tea parties? And how large an impact will they have on the upcoming elections? These are just a couple of the questions I posed to my old friends Rick Santelli and Lou Dobbs on last night’s Kudlow Report.

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    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

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    The financial regulation bill agreed upon by Congressional leaders overnight is too weak and will not reform the system, Williams Isaac, former chiarman of the FDIC, told CNBC.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama says he's "gratified" by the deal that Congress has worked out on overhauling Wall Street rules.

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    The real work now, the real test for President Obama and Treasury Secretary Geithner, is to quickly bring the rest of the world along on the only reforms that will truly protect the global financial system from crisis in the future: common standards for the appropriate quantity and quality of capital, and acceptable levels of leverage and liquidity.

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    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.

  • 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.

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