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Reinventing financial regulation

The landmark legislation approved by the Senate on Thursday evening represents the most profound restructuring of financial regulation since the Great Depression. Here are some of the highlights of the bill, which was born out of the wreckage of the recent financial crisis, and the problems it is designed to address.


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Article | Even as the landmark financial bill passed by the Senate this week punishes some of the most famous companies in American finance, it may reward little-known firms that operate behind the scenes, below the radar or overseas.

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