House GOP Makes Last-Ditch Effort to Stall DOL Fiduciary Rule
Rep. Jeb Hensarling said he would advance Rep. Ann Wagner's Retail Investor Protection Act to “stop” the Department of Labor's “misguided” fiduciary rule.
Rep. Wagner Wants Bill to Halt DOL Fiduciary Rule Marked Up by Month-End
"DOL is dug in on this, but I’m pretty dug in, too," Wagner said ahead of a Thursday hearing on her bill.
Sen. Warren Floats Bill to Stop Credit Checks by Employers
The Equal Employment for All Act would prohibit employers from requiring potential employees to disclose their credit history when applying for a job.
The GOP’s Economy Problem, and How to Fix It in 2016
Republican presidential candidates can blunt Democrats' advantage on economic issues, but it will require them to go against every economic and political instinct they have.
Presidential Candidate O’Malley Unleashes Wall Street Crackdown Manifesto
The 10-page manifesto by former Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland promises to boost regulators' budgets and punish misbehaving banks more harshly.
Sen. Warren Reintroduces Bill to Restore Glass-Steagall
New poll results the same day found voters still want tougher rules for Wall Street five years after Dodd-Frank Act became law.
Senators Think Stock Buybacks Might Be Manipulative
Some politicians, like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin, think that stock buybacks are bad and that the SEC should forbid them as market manipulation.
DOL Shouldn't Rubber-Stamp Waivers for Guilty Banks, Democrats Say
Sen. Warren and others want DOL to hold a hearing on waivers requested by four megabanks to remain “qualified professional asset managers” despite guilty pleas.
Sen. Warren Slams SEC Chief for ‘Broken Promises’
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., lambasted SEC Chairwoman White in a 13-page letter about her “broken promises” of agency action on major consumer protection issues.
There's No Shortage of Bad Ideas on Social Security
Social Security is an emotional topic, made more so by misinformation.