Dodd-Frank Rollback Bill Advances in Senate
The Senate Banking Committee passed on a sharp party-line vote Thursday the Financial Regulatory Improvement Act. Democrats including Sen. Warren blasted the bill.
Senate Democrats Push Back on DOL Fiduciary Plan
The Obama administration plan to tighten rules on brokers is facing blowback from the president’s own party.
Social Security Expansion Advocates Target Presidential Candidates
As millions of Americans prepare this year for one of the biggest milestones in their lives – retirement – the program that they have come to most depend on in retirement its celebrating its own milestone. The Social Security program turns 80-years-old on August 14.
Late-Night Social Security Votes Have Major Political Ramifications
Three recent Senate votes related to Social Security benefits may hold clues to how candidates will line up on the issue in the presidential campaigns.
Bill to Delay DOL Fiduciary Rulemaking Is Revived
Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., has reintroduced a bill to force the DOL to wait until the SEC makes its own fiduciary rule.
NY Fed’s Dudley, CFAs: Industry Has a Big Trust Problem. Are Advisors the Solution?
To restore investors' trust, Wall Street’s leaders must lead by actions, not words, but advisors themselves are part of the solution.
GOP to Warren: That Dodd-Frank Rollback Was Just the Appetizer
The Republican sponsor of a measure easing a bank regulation is planning to pick new fights in 2015.
Valliere: Despite Victory, Republicans Shouldn’t Think Voters Love Them
Strategist Greg Valliere cautioned that the midterms were a referendum on Obama, not the GOP, and discussed what he said were six big political myths.
‘Regulatory Capture’ by Wall Street Caught on Tape?
Secretly recorded tapes that appear to portray a supine New York Fed fearful of offending Goldman Sachs prompts renewed scrutiny of Wall Street behavior.
What Elizabeth Warren Fails to Understand About Finance
Law professor Todd Zywicki says the primary victims of well-intentioned but paternalistic bureaucrats are the very people they are meant to protect, especially lower-income Americans.