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CNNMoney: Spanish bank bailout moves forwardupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 15:09:00

Eurozone finance ministers on Friday approved the terms of a bailout for Spanish banks and agreed to set aside €30 billion in emergency funds.

Eurozone ministers agree bailout for ailing Spanish banksupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 03:56:00

Spain is to be offered an initial 30 billion euros (US$36.9 billion) to bail out its troubled banks following an emergency meeting of Eurozone finance ministers.

Spain looks for EU aidupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 03:56:00

Spain's economy minister will formally request EU funding to help bail out Spanish banks. CNN's Al Goodman reports.

Spain looks for a bank lifelineupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 06:23:00

Spain requests aid for its troubled banking sector, as CNN's Al Goodman reports.

Spain bows to 'bad bank' ideaupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 06:23:00

Spain is ready to create a single "bad bank" to house the distressed assets of its teetering financial sector, as it prepares to finalise terms of an EU bailout that is dividing the eurozone and spooking markets.

Stock markets and euro cheer Spanish bank bailoutupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 02:10:00

Asian stock markets forged higher Monday following Spain's move to seek a ?100 billion euro ($125 billion) credit line to strengthen its troubled banking system.

JPMorgan makes Wall Street regulation a campaign issue againupdated: Mon May 14 2012 18:01:00

Even as his campaign portrays him as a champion of the middle class and a crusader to keep Wall Street from melting down as it did three years ago, President Barack Obama was set to leave New York Monday with a sizable haul of cash from industries whose excesses he decries from the stump.

CNNMoney: Consumer bureau to crack down on mortgage servicersupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 09:26:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Tuesday that it's considering new rules aimed at mortgage servicers to help protect consumers against "costly surprises."

New threat emerges from the shadowsupdated: Mon Apr 09 2012 22:30:00

When it came to reforming the global financial system, regulators focused on the banks. Weakened by the 2008 crisis, destabilised by the eurozone sovereign debt mess and then hit with higher capital requirements, traditional lenders are on the retreat.

CNNMoney: Debt collectors, credit agencies get new scrutinyupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 14:19:00

For the first time in history, debt collectors -- the guys who hound you over unpaid bills -- are about to get a tough federal regulator scouring their own books.

CNNMoney: Euro slides to one-month low as optimism wanesupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 10:51:00

The euro slid to a one-month low Thursday, after Moody's put a number of European financial firms up for review.

CNNMoney: Wall Street pays big to influence Washingtonupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 14:19:00

Financial industry spending to influence Washington topped $150 million for the second year in a row, with emphasis shifting to regulators of the Dodd-Frank reform law, according to watchdog groups.

CNNMoney: Consumer bureau's jobs No. 1, 2 and 3updated: Tue Jan 17 2012 05:07:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director -- armed with the bureau's full powers -- has set his top priorities for what to do first.

CNNMoney: Fed's new financial buffers for banksupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 16:09:00

The Federal Reserve on Tuesday released a set of proposed rules governing how much reserve capital big banks will need to keep on hand in the future.

CNNMoney: European banks get a reality checkupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 15:24:00

Banking regulators said Thursday that European banks need to raise nearly €115 billion by June as pressure mounts for political leaders to come up with a workable plan to resolve the debt crisis.

CNNMoney: Bank of America stock near 2-year lowupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 10:17:00

It's time for Bank of America to start wrestling with some existential questions.

GOP ignores Wall Street's role in economic woeupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 14:44:00

All of the post-mortems on the CNBC Republican debate have focused on the sad, but hilarious, senior moment Gov. Rick Perry suffered when he couldn't remember the third federal agency he wants to eliminate.

CNNMoney: Why Fannie, Freddie execs get paid a lotupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 13:42:00

Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac need big pay packages to protect taxpayers from losing more of the billions spent to rescue the mortgage finance companies, according to the head of the agency that sets pay at the beleaguered firms.

CNNMoney: Fannie, Freddie execs score $100 million paydayupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 05:53:00

Mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac received the biggest federal bailout of the financial crisis. And nearly $100 million of those tax dollars went to lucrative pay packages for top executives, filings show.

European banks need $150B in new capitalupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 01:31:00

Europe's big banks will be forced to find ?108bn ($150bn) of fresh capital over the next six to nine months under a deal to strengthen the banking system agreed by European Union finance ministers.

Hazards and costs of leaving the euroupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 01:31:00

Just talking about the possibility of leaving the euro has potentially devastating consequences. Nina dos Santos explains.

CNNMoney: 'Too big to fail' foe picked for top FDIC postupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 12:53:00

A conservative critic of "too big to fail" banks has been tapped for a key position to do something about them.

CNNMoney: G20 finance chiefs back Europe bank rescueupdated: Sat Oct 15 2011 12:44:00

Finance ministers from the world's largest economies pledged Saturday to take "all necessary actions" to stabilize global financial markets and ensure that banks are well capitalized.

CNNMoney: Volcker Rule gets FDIC approvalupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 11:56:00

The board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Tuesday approved a draft version of a rule aimed at cracking down on big banks that make risky bets with their own money or own hedge funds.

CNNMoney: Prime time for Volcker ruleupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 13:21:00

Banking regulators this week are expected to finally release a draft rule intended to take risky bets out of the financial system in hopes of preventing another crisis.

CNNMoney: Obama, Cantor spar over Occupy Wall Streetupdated: Fri Oct 07 2011 14:54:00

The Occupy Wall Street protests have sparked another fight -- between Republicans and President Obama.

EU considers bank rescue plan updated: Wed Oct 05 2011 06:02:00

European Union finance ministers are examining ways of co-ordinating recapitalisations of financial institutions after they agreed that additional measures were urgently needed to shore up the region's banks.

CNNMoney: Geithner sounds alarm on Europeupdated: Sun Sep 25 2011 09:58:00

U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner warned Saturday that the sovereign debt and banking crisis in Europe represents "the most serious risk now confronting the world economy."

CNNMoney: G20 pledges support, but investors want actionupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 12:12:00

Finance ministers and central bankers from the world's largest economies reiterated their pledge to stabilize the global economy, but they failed to impress investors, who are eager for the Group of 20 to take action.

CNNMoney: European banks: Not out of the woods yetupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 15:48:00

A coordinated move by five major central banks Thursday helped calm fears in global financial markets about the shaky European banking system.

Geithner huddles with EU ministers seeking way out of debt crisisupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 09:13:00

With the eurozone's financial health hanging in the balance, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner huddled with European finance ministers in Poland Friday in search of a way out of a debt crisis that is imperiling economies worldwide.

Greek crisis engulfs Poland talksupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 09:13:00

Europe's leaders and U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner are meeting in Poland amid a deepening debt crisis.

CNNMoney: Geithner in Europe for debt talksupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 09:02:00

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is attending a meeting of finance ministers in Poland on Friday amid growing concern over the worsening debt crisis in the eurozone.

CNNMoney: Jamie Dimon: Global bank rules 'anti-American'updated: Mon Sep 12 2011 14:09:00

JP Morgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon calls new bank rules being developed by global finance ministers "anti-American," and says the United States should consider pulling out, according to an interview published Monday.

Cameron drops strongest hint of support for banking firewallupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 05:20:00

David Cameron has given the strongest signal yet that he will back recommendations to build a firewall around Britain's retail banking operations, but he wants to delay the implementation of the structural upheaval for a number of years.

Cordray to head consumer protection postupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 15:19:00

President Obama appoints Richard Cordray as Consumer Protection Bureau chief.

Don't let Congress gut consumer protection agencyupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 15:19:00

While President Barack Obama battles with Republicans and Democrats over raising the debt ceiling, Americans should be preparing themselves to take on the shady special interests and the members of Congress who carry their water in their effort to scuttle the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

CNNMoney: Regulators defend Wall Street reformsupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 12:59:00

Federal regulators on Thursday updated senators on the progress of financial system reforms that went into law a year ago, and they defended against criticisms about the pace at which reforms are being implemented.

CNNMoney: Wall Street reform: A year down a bumpy roadupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 05:27:00

A year after Congress enacted the most sweeping changes in financial regulation since the 1930s, Wall Street is still waiting for the full impact.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Investors await earnings delugeupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 10:20:00

Wall Street will be awash in corporate news this week, as some the nation's largest and most influential companies report their quarterly results.

CNNMoney: Sheila Bair exits FDICupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 05:22:00

The chairman of the FDIC is not usually a household name. But the last few years have been anything but usual.

CNNMoney: Fed official: Bring back tough Wall Street rulesupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 15:47:00

The outgoing chief of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said Monday that the new Wall Street reform law doesn't do as much to keep big banks from threatening the financial system as a New Deal law repealed a decade ago.

CNNMoney: Obama nominates successor to Bair at FDICupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 21:58:00

President Obama will nominate Martin J. Gruenberg, currently vice chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., to succeed Sheila Bair as chairman of the banking regulator, the White House announced Friday.

CNNMoney: Bank stocks are getting KO'dupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 12:50:00

Bank stocks have gotten beaten up lately, as more signs emerge that the economy is on a slow track to recovery.

CNNMoney: Jamie Dimon gripes to Bernankeupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 18:34:00

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is still griping about financial reform, and this time, he took his complaints straight to the top official at the Federal Reserve.

CNNMoney: Banks risk crisis trying to 'starve' reform: Geithnerupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 18:01:00

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner called out Wall Street and lawmakers on Monday for trying to undermine last year's landmark financial reform law.

CNNMoney: Republicans aim to weaken consumer bureauupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 17:27:00

House Republicans on Wednesday detailed a new barrage of legislative measures they plan to pursue that would dilute, delay and curtail powers of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Fortune: How Steel got the Wachovia deal doneupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 06:48:00

This article is adapted from "Banktown: The Rise and Struggles of Charlotte's Big Banks" by Rick Rothacker, published by John F. Blair, Publisher (Winston-Salem).

CNNMoney: Pressure mounts for 'Sheriff' Elizabeth Warrenupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 05:38:00

Pressure continues to mount on President Obama to select Elizabeth Warren as the nation's first consumer financial protection regulator.

Money Magazine: How financial reform will really workupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 12:10:00

Almost two years after the near collapse of the U.S. financial system, a sweeping reform package has finally been signed into law. Now the real work begins.

CNNMoney: Wall Street's lobbying pricetag: $251 millionupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 14:08:00

The financial industry has spent $251 million on lobbying so far this year as lawmakers hammered out new rules of the road for Wall Street, according to the latest lobbying reports compiled by a watchdog group.

CNNMoney: What's so scary about Elizabeth Warren?updated: Thu Jul 29 2010 14:09:00

Elizabeth Warren doesn't look or sound scary. She's a 61-year-old Harvard Law School professor from Oklahoma who has written personal finance books, some with her daughter.

Fortune: Bayh: How financial reform could impede growthupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 03:39:00

Earlier this year, Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana stunned Democrats when he announced that he wouldn't seek reelection in November, making it likelier for his party's command of the Senate to fade come fall.

CNNMoney: Morgan Stanley shares soar on earningsupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 13:52:00

Morgan Stanley rebounded from a year-earlier loss in the second quarter, reporting a profit of $1.4 billion, even as recent market tremors upended the results of close rivals.

CNNMoney: Obama on new law: 'No more taxpayer bailouts'updated: Wed Jul 21 2010 12:46:00

After more than a year of effort by its advocates, President Obama signed the Wall Street reform bill into law Wednesday, promising that the measure will put an end to taxpayer-funded bailouts of failed banks.

CNNMoney: Wall Street reform: Now, it's the lawupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 12:25:00

As soon as President Obama's name showed up on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law Wednesday, the way the financial industry does business changed.

Obama: 'No more bailouts, period'updated: Wed Jul 21 2010 03:17:00

The President praised Congress for passing "unprecedented" Wall Street reform.

Obama to sign Wall Street reform billupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 03:17:00

President Obama will sign into law Wednesday the Wall Street reform bill -- the most-sweeping set of changes to America's financial regulatory system since the 1930s.

CNNMoney: Bank of America's dark cloud: Wall Street reformupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 18:01:00

Bank of America's fears about Wall Street reform are giving the whole banking industry a case of the jitters.

CNNMoney: Bank of America profits top $3 billionupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 15:27:00

Better-than-expected profits from Bank of America ultimately proved a major disappointment for investors Friday as its results revealed a number of festering troubles at the nation's largest bank.

CNNMoney: Citi delivers $2.7 billion profitupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 13:04:00

Citigroup posted second-quarter earnings of $2.7 billion Friday, marking its second consecutive profit and beating Wall Street expectations, thanks to improving credit trends.

CNNMoney: Wall Street reform: On to Obamaupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 17:42:00

The Senate on Thursday afternoon passed the most sweeping set of changes to the financial regulatory system since the 1930s, sending the Wall Street reform bill to President Obama.

CNNMoney: Wall Street reform: What's in the billupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 15:50:00

After more than a year of work, the most sweeping reform of Wall Street reform since the New Deal is on the verge of becoming law.

CNNMoney: 'Too big to fail' banks may try to get smallerupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 08:15:00

Wall Street appears to have beaten Washington to the punch.

CNNMoney: Put up or shut up time for big banksupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 04:27:00

For the nation's top banks, their latest results may be more about their ability to deliver answers rather than actual profits.

CNNMoney: Wall Street reform bill: Democrats have the votesupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 03:41:00

Two key Republican senators announced their support for the Wall Street reform bill Monday, placing Senate Democrats days away from winning the final vote to passing the most sweeping set of changes to the financial system in decades.

CNNMoney: Congress fixes Wall Street - and orders up 68 studiesupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 08:37:00

In Washington, there's a code phrase for the middle ground that lawmakers find after a torrent of industry lobbying or partisan debate: "Let's do a study."

CNNMoney: House OKs Wall Street reform billupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 18:59:00

The House voted 237-192 Wednesday to pass a sweeping package of reforms to the financial regulatory system, moving the bill a step closer to the finish line.

CNNMoney: Wall Street reform: What's in the billupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 18:47:00

After more than a year of work and two weeks of negotiations, lawmakers finished melding different versions of Wall Street reform. And the House passed the bill on Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Wall Street reform: Scrap bank tax, end TARPupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 11:10:00

Lawmakers came up with an alternative plan to pay for Wall Street reform, attempting to save the sweeping measure from falling short of the votes necessary to pass in the Senate.

CNNMoney: Bank stocks get hammeredupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 17:21:00

Bank stocks tumbled Tuesday on the heels of negative global economic data and concern that a financial reform bill won't pass in the Senate.

Fortune: What's so tough about this financial reform bill?updated: Tue Jun 29 2010 11:36:00

One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a former editor, who told me how to handle topics that were likely to annoy the powerful. "Don't nibble at their toes," he told me. "Go for their throat."

CNNMoney: What Wall Street reform means for your mortgageupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 09:56:00

Predatory lending would likely become a thing of the past if proposed regulatory reform rules are put into practice. And that may mean that mortgages get more expensive and more difficult to get, lenders warn.

How to keep Wall Street under controlupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 11:12:00

Remember the early 1980s? Thanks to government credit policies, you paid 20 percent interest to buy a house. Back then, the longtime West Virginia banker Julius "Jay" Stern didn't need a foreclosure crisis to tell him there was a problem. A small-town banker of the George Bailey mold, Jay knew his customers and their parents and grandparents, too.

CNNMoney: Mixed day, down weekupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 18:13:00

Financial shares rallied Friday on relief that the new version of the Wall Street reform bill is less restrictive than had been expected, but the broader market was mixed at the end of a down week on Wall Street.

CNNMoney: Wall Street dodges bullet on derivativesupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 12:36:00

It's a brave new world for the derivatives market. Or is it?

CNNMoney: Time to buy big banks? Not so fast.updated: Fri Jun 25 2010 12:22:00

Congress and the White House finally got what they've wanted since the financial collapse of September 2008: tough Wall Street reform.

CNNMoney: Wall Street reform ready for final votesupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 10:30:00

After a grueling 20-hour session, lawmakers early Friday finished melding the House and Senate Wall Street reform bills, bringing Congress closer to passing the most sweeping changes to the financial system since the New Deal.

Plans to fix U.S. economyupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 09:50:00

CNN's Maggie Lake discusses how financial reform could occur in the U.S.

Fortune: How Susan Collins became the key to financial reformupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 09:18:00

The Democrats have a lot riding on Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine.) The low key, pragmatic New Englander is shaping up as the go-to Republican vote on the Wall Street reform bill.

CNNMoney: House, Senate clawing to Wall Street bill finishupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 23:19:00

Lawmakers are closing in on melding two different versions of Wall Street reform.

CNNMoney: Last stop: Wall Street's risky betsupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 20:02:00

With one day to go, lawmakers are nearing the finish line for melding two different versions of Wall Street reform.

Fortune: Europe spurns Obama's plea for more spendingupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 09:27:00

President Obama wants to slow Europe's headlong rush to austerity. But right now he looks like little more than a speed bump for the cutback crowd.

CNNMoney: Regulators issue guidelines on bankers' payupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 14:52:00

The nation's top banking regulators issued final guidelines Monday aimed at making sure that compensation practices at financial institutions do not encourage excessive risk taking.

Fortune: The academic solution to financial reformupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 10:49:00

On Wednesday, fifteen leading academic economists unveiled a succinct, slender and, for the most part, readable volume containing their consensus recommendations on how to fix our financial system.

CNNMoney: How Wall Street reform falls shortupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 17:36:00

One Federal Reserve governor thinks the Wall Street reform bill hands big banks a sweet deal. A Nobel Prize winning economist thinks regulators get too much discretion. And a high-profile investment strategist dubs the whole thing "wimpy."

CNNMoney: Bernanke: Reform means taking a broad viewupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 19:02:00

In a speech on regulatory reform, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that regulators should have a broader perspective of the financial system, and ensure that tax payers are sheltered from risky behavior on Wall Street.

CNNMoney: How to lose money: Buy banksupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 12:18:00

Bank stocks have been among the biggest losers during the market's slump of the past month or so. Despite that, many professional investors still don't think banks have hit bottom just yet.

CNNMoney: Lobbyists swarm as Wall Street bill talks startupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 23:22:00

As lawmakers began the final push Thursday on a comprehensive Wall Street reform bill, lobbyists also made their final push -- in congressional hallways, on BlackBerrys and cell phones, and at restaurants and bars near Capitol Hill.

CNNMoney: Wall Street reform: Congress starts to dealupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 08:16:00

Wall Street reform negotiations officially kick off Thursday, when lawmakers are expected to start merging two different versions of sweeping changes to the financial system into one final bill.

CNNMoney: Former Washington insiders lobby for Wall Streetupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 13:28:00

Since financial reform debates started heating up on Capitol Hill in 2009, financial companies have hired nearly 1,500 former federal employees as lobbyists, a congressional watchdog group said Thursday.

Fortune: Financial regulatory reform: turning private equity into shadow bankingupdated: Thu May 27 2010 13:26:00

While private equity fund managers work to come up with ways to avoid higher taxes, they can take comfort in the fact that new financial regulations could create some new business opportunities.

Fortune: Why hedge funds will not defectupdated: Wed May 26 2010 14:47:00

Hedge funds have nowhere left to hide.

Fortune: Speed saves: How to instantly stop the next banking crisisupdated: Wed May 26 2010 13:10:00

During the next banking crisis, we will need speed. Remember how floundering financial firms, like Lehman Brothers, AIG, and Fannie Mae, contributed to fear and uncertainty - creating problems for their customers, counterparties, and the markets? Many commercial and investment banks panicked, stopped extending credit, and greatly damaged our economy and financial system.

Fortune: Unlikely winners of financial reformupdated: Wed May 26 2010 11:42:00

While it's a bit like predicting a winner as the horses go into the final stretch, there's a handful of companies that may do well when financial regulatory reform eventually becomes law.

CNNMoney: Wall Street reform: Who won, who lostupdated: Tue May 25 2010 16:08:00

With Congress perhaps just weeks away from finishing Wall Street reform, the key financial players are just now realizing who's poised to win and lose from the legislation.

Fortune: Wall Street's self-diagnosis: We're all fine.updated: Tue May 25 2010 13:02:00

Introspection is a difficult task, even for the most self-assured among us. In fact, it can be most difficult precisely for the self-assured. It should come as no surprise, then, that the Wall Street crowd, never known to lack self-confidence, has emerged from the recent crisis with a self-regard that remains relatively unscathed.

CNNMoney: Will the reform bill prevent the next crisis?updated: Mon May 24 2010 11:14:00

On Sept. 15, 2008, America woke up to its worst financial meltdown in generations.

CNNMoney: Wall Street hopes to dodge two reform bulletsupdated: Mon May 24 2010 09:14:00

With any luck, Wall Street can still escape two of the harshest elements of Washington's reform efforts.

CNNMoney: Wall Street reform: Next stepsupdated: Sat May 22 2010 10:42:00

Now that Wall Street reform has passed both chambers of Congress, the next step for lawmakers is to work out the differences.

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