banks

In the convenience store of the future, you can get a mortgage along with your toothpaste

Walgreens wants to be your friendly neighborhood bank.

Don’t blame the CFPB for tight credit

They're putting in safeguards that should make investors confident enough to come back.

Does Dodd-Frank work? We asked 16 experts to find out

Fans and skeptics weigh in on how the implementation of the landmark financial regulation law is going.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Jul 20, 2013

The internet didn’t kill bank branches. Bank mergers did.

Bank real estate kept growing alongside ATMs and online checking, but consolidation finally kicked in.

A Wall Street regulator’s race against time

Can Gary Gensler finish the most important piece of financial reform before he’s out?

  • Michael Konczal
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  • Jun 22, 2013

Sherrod Brown and David Vitter have a new bipartisan bill to end Too Big to Fail. Here’s what it does.

Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and David Vitter (R-LA) aren't breaking up the big banks. But they are forcing them to protect themselves.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Apr 9, 2013

If Wall Street beats Dodd-Frank, it could be the worst thing that ever happens to them

The idea that the only way to end too-big-to-fail is to break up the big banks is gaining force in Washington. So next time a Wall Street bank blows up...

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Apr 5, 2013

Who wants to break up big banks? The Senate, apparently

Legislators voted unanimously to pass a (non-binding) measure intended to encourage Wall Street behemoths to downsize.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Mar 25, 2013

The case for the too-big-to-fail banks

A new paper argues that a competitive U.S. economy needs the megabanks. Is it true?

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Feb 5, 2013

Michael Lewis wants to break up the big banks. So do a lot of other people.

The author of "Liar's Poker" and "The Big Short" wants to break up the big banks. So do a lot of other people, including a surprising list of financial luminaries.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 4, 2013

Five questions the Senate should ask Jack Lew about Citigroup

Hey, members of the Senate Finance Committee. Here are some questions for Jack Lew about his time at Treasury.

Obama’s consumer watchdog gets sued

A small Texas bank, together with two conservative advocacy groups, have filed suit against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, claiming that its powers and Obama's recess appointment of its director are unconstitutional.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Jun 22, 2012

How JPMorgan exploits Washington’s revolving door

The Project on Government Oversight points out that JPMorgan frequently dispatches former government officials to lobby current regulators who are writing the rules for Wall Street reform.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Jun 21, 2012