Big banks may get bigger as crisis swamps ‘too big to fail’ worries

The crisis is only going to further concentrate the power of big banks in the United States, the opposite of what many believe is in the country's best interest.

By David J. LynchMarch 19, 2023

After Silicon Valley Bank collapse, Washington asks: Is it to blame?

Fifteen years after a financial meltdown sent the country into a recession, policymakers had vast power to probe a failing firm — yet missed signs of a crisis.

By Tony Romm and Jonathan O'ConnellMarch 17, 2023

Wall Street banks will put $30 billion into beleaguered First Republic

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen, meanwhile, defended Washington’s response to Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse last week.

By Jeff SteinMarch 16, 2023

The 72-hour scramble to save the United States from a banking crisis

The world saw one failing bank. Biden aides saw a great unraveling.

By Jeff Stein, Tony Romm and Gerrit De VynckMarch 14, 2023

Washington’s bank rescue fails to erase all doubts

Washington’s banking rescue weathered a rocky start on Wall Street Monday, as the government‘s response to the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank failed to quell doubts about the health of some mid-sized banks.

By David J. Lynch and Tony RommMarch 13, 2023

Is this a bailout and 6 other questions about the SVB collapse

Question and answers about the federal government’s plan to stop bank runs

By Jeff SteinMarch 13, 2023

U.S. says all deposits at failed bank will be available Monday

Officials at the Treasury Department, Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation discussed the idea to backstop all deposits this weekend, the people said, with only hours to go before financial markets opened in Asia.

By Jeff Stein, David J. Lynch, Tony Romm and Tyler PagerMarch 12, 2023

Bailout talk roils Washington after Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse

Government help for large depositors could ignite a political firestorm — but failing to act could crush some tech start-ups.

By Jeff Stein and Tony RommMarch 11, 2023

Judge denies effort by Google to move antitrust suit out of Virginia

Google had sought to move the litigation over its advertising business to New York, where related cases pending against the company have been consolidated.

By Erica WernerMarch 10, 2023

Silicon Valley Bank failure raises fear of broader financial contagion

The second-largest bank failure in U.S. history was sudden, spooking investors and depositors and raising questions about what might happen next.

By David J. LynchMarch 10, 2023

House conservatives issue new spending demands in debt ceiling debate

The House Freedom Caucus insisted on steeper spending cuts than some GOP lawmakers had been considering as the fight over the debt ceiling intensifies.

By Tony Romm, Jeff Stein and Marianna SotomayorMarch 10, 2023

Biden calls for trillions in tax hikes and new domestic spending

The White House is aiming for a contrast with Republicans ahead of a standoff over spending and the national debt.

By Jeff Stein and Tony RommMarch 9, 2023

7 key takeaways from President Biden’s $6.9 trillion new budget plan

The White House released its 182-page budget on Thursday. Here's what it would do.

By Jeff SteinMarch 9, 2023

House GOP to take early step on bill preparing for federal default

The proposal, known as “debt prioritization," comes as the two parties remain at distant odds over how to resolve their fight over the debt ceiling.

By Tony RommMarch 8, 2023

This bill could make the four-day workweek a reality

A new bill in the House would make the four-day workweek a national reality. The Post spoke with Rep. Takano about why it's the right time to rethink the workweek.

By Taylor TelfordMarch 8, 2023

Biden unveils plan averting Medicare funding crisis, challenging GOP

The White House would raise taxes on high earners and reduce government payments for some prescription drugs in a bid to keep the program stable.

By Jeff SteinMarch 7, 2023

House GOP takes early swipes at Biden budget before fiscal showdown

The fate of Biden’s budget falls to an increasingly restive Congress, where some Republicans already have rejected the document outright

By Tony RommMarch 7, 2023

The Kevin McCarthy aide tasked with defusing the GOP’s debt limit bomb

Dan Meyer, the speaker’s chief of staff, has seen tense budget standoffs before. But the Republican Party has changed since then.

By Jeff Stein, Leigh Ann Caldwell and Theodoric MeyerMarch 6, 2023

See how the national debt grew to $31 trillion

Washington spent and cut taxes while the debt was rising.

By Jeff SteinMarch 6, 2023

Biden scraps reliance on market for faith in broader government role

The administration is pushing businesses to change with a carrot — and a stick

By David J. Lynch and Tony RommMarch 6, 2023