Last week, the House Agriculture Committee voted to cut regulation of derivative transactions, and to insure that derivative transactions could take place inside FDIC insured banks. Six Democrats voted for the bill according to Gaius Publius at AmericaBlog, including Ann Kuster NH-2, one of those true progressives supported by the likes of EMILY’s List. It certainly is discouraging to see the party that claims to represent the interests of everyday Americans holding hands with the banksters.
|By: masaccio Sunday March 24, 2013 4:01 pm|
|By: DSWright Monday March 18, 2013 8:30 am|
When dealing with regulators from the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon reportedly started screaming and told regulators he did not believe they should have the documents they were required to have under the law.
|By: masaccio Friday March 15, 2013 3:18 pm|
It’s not all fun and games to listen to these interminable Senate Hearings, but some are more fun than others. Can Carl Levin replace Preet Bharara?
|By: Elliott Friday March 15, 2013 6:28 am|
This morning the Senate Homeland Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations investigates the $6.2 billion dollar trading loss JP Morgan Chase incurred when they “ignored risks, misled investors, fought with regulators and tried to work around rules as it dealt with mushrooming losses in a derivatives portfolio“.
|By: masaccio Monday May 28, 2012 4:00 pm|
The New York Times served up another of those paeans to the victorious financial speculators on Sunday. This one glorifies a 38-year old Boaz Weinstein of Saba Capital. He is one of the people who early on recognized that something was going on with the credit default swaps market in the City of London. The NYT wants you to know that they are the winners and you are the losers.
|By: fatster Monday May 14, 2012 6:00 am|
Fatster continues news roundups, with links to stories about London whale, German austerity, Spain’s Indignados, Israel, Occupy, Yglesias, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, fracking, whooping cough, surfer’s wave, Agenda 21, Agent Orange, Accretive Health, Guttmacher, Institute, and much more.