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Paul Volcker

Paul Volcker
Paul A. Volcker served two terms as Federal Reserve chairman under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. While some of Volcker's policies during that time, including rapid increases in interest rates, were considered unpopular, he is credited with helping tame the United States' inflation problems of the 1970s.

Following his leadership role in the Fed, Volcker had been tapped in 2004 to research possible corruption in the United Nations Oil for Food Program. Volcker's latest appointment comes as chairman of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board under President-elect Barack Obama.

Born in 1927 in Cape May, N.J., Volcker earned a bachelor's degree from Princet...
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Paul A. Volcker served two terms as Federal Reserve chairman under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. While some of Volcker's policies during that time, including rapid increases in interest rates, were considered unpopular, he is credited with helping tame the United States' inflation problems of the 1970s.

Following his leadership role in the Fed, Volcker had been tapped in 2004 to research possible corruption in the United Nations Oil for Food Program. Volcker's latest appointment comes as chairman of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board under President-elect Barack Obama.

Born in 1927 in Cape May, N.J., Volcker earned a bachelor's degree from Princeton and a master's from the Harvard University Graduate School of Public Administration. Before leading the Federal Reserve, he served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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    by Mike Dorning Kenneth Feinberg, the latest Obama administration official the news media have anointed "czar," hardly has the kind of power that would impress Ivan the Terrible or Peter the Great. Feinberg, widely described as the White House's "pay...
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    by Mark Silva Thumbing through the issues of a new poll portraying what a battleground the midterm congressional elections will be, Celinda Lake, the Democratic pollster on the bipartisan team that produced the poll, found her tongue slipping each time...

    Obama: Wall St. reforms to avert crisis

     
    by Peter Nicholas and Janet Hook, updated at 1:50 pm EDT NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama made a case for tougher regulation of the nation's large banks today while dismissing Republican charges that he is creating conditions for unending...

    Regulators: Past, present, future

     
    We all live now with the consequences of massive underregulation and lack of executive and Congressional oversight of Wall Street. Two important pieces of reading: 1. The Wall Street Journal (including former Newsday reporter Tom McGinty) offered this...

    Obama: Banking bonuses 'outrageous'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated. President Barack Obama had one reaction to the story today about bonuses for banking executives benefiting from the $700-billion federal bailout already in progress. "Outrageous'' - that's the word from White House Press...