dodd-frank

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley shares rise as Volcker Rule is enacted

The stock market was down today. But two of the Wall Street firms most affected by new rules banning trading were up.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 10, 2013

Everything you need to know about the Volcker Rule

New rules for the signature financial reform provision are out Tuesday. Here's what you should know.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 10, 2013

The Volcker rule is nearly finished. Here’s how we’ll know if it’s any good.

The tricky part for regulators is figuring out how to tell the difference between “proprietary trading” and other legal activities.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Dec 7, 2013

Interview: Gary Gensler explains how financial reform is going

The CFTC just launched a big new effort to bring price transparency to the derivatives market.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Oct 19, 2013

If Dodd-Frank doesn’t work, here are four things that could

The years 2009 and 2010 saw plenty of good ideas for financial reform floated but never passed.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Jul 20, 2013

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

Dodd-Frank is 3. So why isn’t it ready yet?

Rulemaking deadlines for financial reform were way too ambitious in the first place.

Dodd-Frank isn’t close to implemented

Only 38.4 percent of the financial reform bill's rules have been finalized. That number should be above 70.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 6, 2013

Robert Kaiser on Dodd-Frank: ‘This example of Congress working also illuminated why it works so rarely.’

Post associate editor Robert Kaiser discusses his new book, "Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution works, and How it Doesn't"

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 22, 2013

Sheila Bair: Dodd-Frank really did end taxpayer bailouts

Sheila bair, the hard-charing former chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, walks us through Dodd-Frank.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • May 18, 2013

Dodd-Frank is finally being implemented. Will that be enough?

One Republican senator and one Democratic senator want to toughen up Dodd-Frank's capital rules. Is that necessary?

  • Mike Konczal
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  • May 6, 2013

Can Dodd-Frank fix mortgage servicing if we don’t know what went wrong?

Regulators don't want to disclose what they know about wrongdoing by mortgage servicers. Here's why that's a problem.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Apr 14, 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

Is it already time to weaken Dodd-Frank?

On Wednesday, Republicans and Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee approved seven bills that would roll back parts of Dodd-Frank. The target? Derivatives regulation.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Mar 23, 2013

Does Dodd-Frank really end ‘too big to fail’?

"The bottom line is Dodd-Frank didn't end too big to fail," Rep. Jeb Hensarling told Fox Business News. Okay then. So what does Dodd-Frank do, and what could we do instead?

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Mar 2, 2013

Report: New regulations cost $216B and 87 million hours of paperwork. What do they reap?

2012 was a big year for regulation, a new think tank study says.

Volcker biographer: Bernanke needs to embrace lessons of 1970s

"The 1970s delivered two important messages. First, we can’t get a permanent reduction in unemployment by inflating. It doesn’t work. And second, we’ve got to worry about inflation even with unemployed resources. Waiting until we see a clear and present danger is too late."

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Sep 25, 2012

Dodd-Frank turns two this week. Look how it’s grown!

This infographic from the law firm David Polk shows how big Dodd-Frank is getting -- and how much bigger it's likely to get. Plus: Does Lloyd Blankfein's qualified endorsement make you trust the law more or less?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 19, 2012

How Wall Street can stop worrying and learn to love financial regulation

Amid the massive backlash from Wall Street against Dodd-Frank, some are urging banks to look at the silver lining. Deloitte has a new report urging banks to use the new government regulations to their own advantage—and consider how some of the new rules could actually be a business opportunity. "While these regulations may be painful now, in many cases the resulting benefits are likely to be significant," Deloitte explains.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Jul 11, 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
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