Friday, October 5, 2012

Dodd Frank

  • Frank: Romney made 'literally no sense' on Dodd-Frank

    Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said Friday that Mitt Romney's criticisms about the Wall Street reform law bearing the lawmaker's name make "literally no sense whatsoever.

  • Simpson-Bowles and Dodd-Frank, explained

    Google analytics show the debt-reduction bill named for Simpson and Bowles and the Wall Street reform bill spearheaded by Dodd and Frank were the fastest rising search terms during Wednesday's debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

  • House Republicans request intervention before Dodd-Frank rules deadline

    WASHINGTON, October 5, 2012- House Republican chairmen, including House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., asked Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to intervene and clarify Dodd-Frank Act regulations before they go into effect next ...

  • Dodd-Frank impeding new class of mortgage securities

    New Dodd-Frank regulations are making it impossible for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to meet their goal of issuing a new class of mortgage securities by Sunday.

  • Dodd-Frank Act delay requests bombard FTC

    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, facing an Oct. 12 start date for a slate of derivatives rules, is being bombarded with requests from lobbying groups to ease or delay the Dodd-Frank Act measures. Trade associations representing ...

  • Barney Frank: Mitt Romney's Dodd-Frank, Obamacare Ideas 'Impossible'

    The Dodd-Frank regulations aim to prevent another housing crash like the one that helped to cause the 2008 financial meltdown by <a href="http://www.

  • Romney hits Dodd-Frank while calling Wall Street regulation 'essential'

    Mitt Romney sought to strike a middle ground on Wall Street regulation during the first presidential debate while mounting attacks on the president's sweeping financial reform law, Dodd-Frank. Meanwhile, the president looked to tap into the anxiety of ...

  • The Mitt-anator goes soft on Dodd-Frank

    Before we hand the first debate to Mitt Romney, I suggest we examine what he actually said last night. He is now Centrist Mitt. The Rightist Mitt of the primaries is history.

  • More bank mergers likely on the way

    Sonny MacArthur, audit partner of Atlanta-based Porter Keadle Moore LLC, said new regulations specifically the Dodd-Frank Act, that continue to evolve will impact banks. He said Basel III, which will require increased capital for all banks, and also ...

  • Lloyd Blankfein: Dodd-Frank Reforms May 'Turn Out To Be Inadequate'

    "A lot of the reforms contained in Dodd-Frank look good to me, and some of them look excessive, and some of them may even turn out to be inadequate," Blankfein said in an interview with Marketplace on Tuesday.

  • Here's The Part Of The Presidential Debate That Shocked The Most Wall Streeters

    "NEW YORK BANKS" - Here is the Romney line that blew up M.M.'s inbox like no other, in the section on whether he would get rid of Dodd-Frank (he said he would, and replace it with something else, though who knows what): "One is it designates a number ...

  • Fact-Checking Obama's 'Kiss' to Wall Street

    The Dodd-Frank regulatory overhaul, the Obama administration's response to the 2008 financial crisis, was designed to be a slap in the face to Wall Street after big banks nearly toppled the economy.

  • US Says AIG Still Too Big Too Fail, May Get Heightened Oversight

    Under section 113 of Dodd-Frank, the Council may designate nonbank financial companies for additional supervision by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

  • Legislative Lowdown: Obama stumbles in first debate

    It also appears as though he will "play defense" to preserve the Dodd-Frank financial regulations and his "none of the above" energy policy.

  • Not 'Deregulation,' But Smart Regulation

    The administration suffered perhaps its most significant loss last summer, when the D.C. Circuit struck down the SEC's "proxy access rule," published in the aftermath of Dodd-Frank to give shareholders a stronger hand in placing directors on corporate ...

  • How a moderate Mitt Romney says he'd regulate Wall Street

    "There are some parts of Dodd-Frank that make all the sense in the world," Romney said..Romney didn't get too specific about what he liked about Dodd-Frank or his own version of financial reform. But he finally did offer one very concrete example of ...

  • Dodd-Frank: The Other Serious Threat

    Dodd-Frank became law in 2010 and is supposed to avert the next financial crisis. Yet banks are still too big to fail and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac remain wards of the state, while the CFPB has been given sweeping authority over consumer credit and ...

  • In First Debate, Obama, Romney Clash on Dodd-Frank

    By Todd Ruger. The first presidential debate Wednesday night stuck mainly to detailed discussions on the economy and health care, but one of the more lively exchanges involved the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

  • A Signal to Revisit Nonprofit Whistleblower Protections

    Now comes Dodd-Frank with additional protections for whistleblowers. According to this article from Alison Frankel, Dodd-Frank (enacted in 2010) "prohibited employers from retaliating against anyone who reported securities violations to the Securities ...

  • Fed's George slams Dodd-Frank reform, says too complex

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Federal Reserve official on Friday criticized major U.S. reforms designed to avoid a repeat of the devastating 2008 financial crisis, saying they failed to address industry weaknesses and could make matters worse the ...

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