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Wall Street figured out how to securitize your rent. Should you worry?

Some of the same investors who invented mortgage-backed securities have a new strategy, and nobody's quite sure what it'll do to the market.

Meet Preet Bharara, who just won the biggest insider trading case ever

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York is getting very hard to ignore.

The Tea Party thinks it hates Wall Street. It doesn’t.

When it comes to financial regulation, there are no substantial issues on which Tea Party Republicans differ from Wall Street.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Oct 12, 2013
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Fewer Harvard MBAs are going to work on Wall Street. That’s great news.

There are many better ways for our brightest young things to spend their productive years than inventing new ways to move money around.

How Wall Street stopped worrying and learned to love global turmoil

Syria in flames. Emerging markets crashing. A debt ceiling debate nearing. This is why financial markets are doing just fine, anyway.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 27, 2013
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Could Dodd-Frank be unconstitutional?

Eleven states have joined a lawsuit against the Wall Street reform overhaul. Most of it isn't expected to go anywhere, but there's one part of the new law that could be legally problematic, experts say.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Feb 15, 2013
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One Republican’s plan for stopping Too Big to Fail

A House Republican has a solution to prevent future bank bailouts: more regulation.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Feb 12, 2013
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No, Wall Street’s not sending a ‘sharp and unambiguous message’ against taxes

If you want to know what the markets think, there's actually a way to find out!

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 30, 2013
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Wall Street isn’t that worried about the fiscal cliff. Is it savvy or stupid?

Wall Street and Washington are seeing risks from the austerity crisis very differently. Who's right?

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 4, 2012
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How much did the financial crisis cost us? $12.8 trillion, one group says

Is it even possible to tally up the total impact of the financial crisis? Better Markets tried to give it a shot and puts the price tag at “no less than $12.8 trillion.”

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Sep 16, 2012
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Romney vows to repeal Dodd-Frank. The law’s biggest critics doubt that will happen.

Mitt Romney has vowed to repeal and replace Obama's Wall Street reform law. But many vocal opponents of Dodd-Frank believe that's highly unlikely—and suggest that incremental reforms to the law are the most they'd expect to happen, even in a Republican-controlled Washington.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Aug 10, 2012
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Are the benefits of Wall Street reform impossible to quantify?

For Dennis Kelleher, trying to calculate the price tag of Wall Street reform is pure folly—partly because he thinks it's simply impossible, and partly he believes those demanding it have vested interests in using such costs to strike down reform.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Jul 30, 2012
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JPMorgan: There may have been a ‘London Whale’ cover-up

JPMorgan revealed on Friday morning that its traders may have lied about the value of their positions to hide the losses incurred by its Chief Investment Office. The bank now estimates that the so-called "London Whale" trades dealt the bank a $5.8 billion loss in the year to date—nearly three times the amount the firm had originally estimated.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Jul 13, 2012
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Will regulators get it right on the Volcker Rule?

Gary Gensler is among a team of regulators racing to meet a July 21 deadline for the most controversial provision of the 2010 Wall Street reform law: the Volcker rule. When asked whether regulators are on a path to producing a Volcker rule that’s clear and strong, he responds with a laugh and few words. “I hope so,” he said.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Jul 12, 2012
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‘Move your money’ threatens big banks in 2012

A new survey from Javelin Strategy and Research found that 11 percent of customers say they're likely or very likely to switch their primary bank over the next year. And big banks are the most vulnerable.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Jun 27, 2012
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No, the awful jobs numbers weren’t a fluke

Job openings are down, too.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Jun 19, 2012
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Will the fiscal cliff hurt the economy? Wall Street says maybe

Investors and financial firms are divided over whether the looming tax hikes and spending reductions will harm the recovery.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Jun 19, 2012
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