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  • Obama to nominate Janet Yellen to lead Federal Reserve

    WASHINGTON — President Obama will nominate Janet L. Yellen to be the next head of the Federal Reserve, the White House said Tuesday. If confirmed, the former UC Berkeley economist would become the first woman to lead the world's most powerful...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren addresses AFL-CIO convention

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren addresses AFL-CIO convention
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) urged labor leaders Sunday to prepare for an uphill battle as they seek to strengthen the labor movement, beat back "powerful interests" and enact financial reform.   Warren made a speech at the quadrennial convention...
  • Sen. Mark Warner calls for SEC probe of Nasdaq trading outage

    Sen. Mark Warner calls for SEC probe of Nasdaq trading outage
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Warner on Friday called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct a "thorough investigation" of the Nasdaq Stock Market's three-hour trading outage. Warner (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, said...
  • With Summers out, Yellen is odds-on favorite to run Fed, bookie says

    Janet L. Yellen's got the job as next head of the Federal Reserve in the bag -- at least, that's according to Paddy Power, an online Irish bookmaker. Lawrence H. Summers, who had been widely believed to be President Obama's first-choice pick, withdrew...
  • Housing finance, beyond Fannie and Freddie

    President Obama this week joined lawmakers from both parties in calling for Congress to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the privately owned but government-backed companies that supply most of the funding for home mortgages in this country. There...
  • New Year's resolutions I'd like to hear

    Happy New Year! May your 2013 be filled with love, laughter, passion and 365 full nights of sleep. Through the years, I've discovered something about New Year's resolutions: While it's not so easy to keep them, it's very easy to make them for other...
  • Payday lending bill passes first hurdle in Senate

     
    The latest proposal to allow payday loan stores to return to Pennsylvania was approved today by the Senate Banking Committee. I didn't attend this morning's hearing on Senate Bill 975, but got word of the committee's action from Al Bowman,......
  • Obama backs push to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    PHOENIX — President Obama on Tuesday got behind a bipartisan push to replace housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new government approach to mortgage guarantees, criticizing a system that let bailed-out firms profit while...
  • Senators launch effort to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    WASHINGTON — Nearly five years ago, the subprime meltdown triggered a huge taxpayer bailout of housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Now a bipartisan group of senators has launched the most comprehensive effort yet to clean up the...