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U.S. bank tax surprisingly isn’t dead on arrival

January 14, 2010

The U.S. Congress, particularly the Senate, has been a graveyard for aggressive financial reform. And banks are hoping the new bank levy will suffer a similar fate. They shouldn't count on it.

Senate prepares cap-and-trade obituary

November 17, 2009

It is hard to get a major bill passed in a Democrat-controlled Senate when the Democratic majority leader of the Senate wants the bill to go away. And have no doubt that Senator Harry Reid would like to see cap-and-trade go away -- or at least disappear until after 2010.