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ReutersBy Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) - Legislation to force U.S. banks to drastically raise their capital buffers - a proposal that has been criticized as a veiled attempt to break up the biggest banks - was presented in a slightly weakened...
A group that produced robocalls promoting the now-sunk port privatization efforts was accused of campaign finance violations by a watchdog group in Washington for election-season TV ads in Ohio. Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington, or...
WASHINGTON — A Senate committee on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved Mary Jo White's nomination to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, clearing the way for the former federal prosecutor to be confirmed soon as Wall Street's top watchdog....
One of the oft-repeated justifications for why Wall Street must be regulated by Wall Streeters is that what goes on there is both so complex and so essential that only those who have been part of it can be trusted to oversee it. This argument is bunk, of...
WASHINGTON – Senators from both parties are expressing enthusiasm for pushing a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. But while immigration politics appears to have changed in the wake of sweeping Republican rejection...
TARP, the infamous Troubled Assets Relief Program that bailed out Wall Street in 2008, is finally over. The Treasury Department recently announced it will soon be completing the sale of the remaining shares it owns of the banks and of General Motors....
The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's "Playing With Fire"...
WASHINGTON — Democrats retained a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans kept their grip on the House, delivering another divided, and highly polarized, Congress. The balance of power was likely to shift by no more than a seat...
No doubt who the big winners were on November 6. Two years ago, he was considered toast. But President Obama scored a decisive victory: winning the popular vote by three and a half million, racking up a 126 margin in the Electoral College, locking up...
With votes cast and ballots counted, the 2012 election is over. Though the majority of the focus during the 2012 election season focused on the presidential race, the results of key congressional races in the Nov. 6 election will have a small effect on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats secured a majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and Connecticut to maintain the...
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