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Jun 19, 2015
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Memo from 2020: Elizabeth Warren heads to Citi

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Barney Frank, the former congressman whose name adorns the law that reshaped Wall Street in 2010, has followed Sheila Bair, the onetime head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, through the revolving door to the board of directors at a bank, albeit a relatively small one. The only thing more surprising might be if Elizabeth Warren, the crusading senator from Massachusetts, joined them. Breakingviews imagines how the scenario might play out.

Jun 19, 2015
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Memo from 2020: Elizabeth Warren heads to Citi

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Barney Frank, the former congressman whose name adorns the law that reshaped Wall Street in 2010, has followed Sheila Bair, the onetime head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, through the revolving door to the board of directors at a bank, albeit a relatively small one. The only thing more surprising might be if Elizabeth Warren, the crusading senator from Massachusetts, joined them. Breakingviews imagines how the scenario might play out.

Feb 27, 2015
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U.S. student loans could need $500 bln bailout

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By Daniel Indiviglio

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

U.S. student loans could one day need nearly a $500 billion bailout – perhaps the biggest government rescue yet. Borrowing for education has soared over the past decade, ballooning to $1.2 trillion and growing far faster than GDP. With the feds on the hook for much of the debt, it’s a mess in the making.

Jan 22, 2015
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RBC’s foray south a pricey bet that two’s a charm

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By Daniel Indiviglio

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Royal Bank of Canada is placing a pricey bet that the second time’s a charm for a foray south of the border. The Canadian titan is forking over $5.4 billion for Beverly Hills-based City National little more than three years after it cut a painful retreat from U.S. retail banking. This time around, RBC boss David McKay, who took the reins last August, has targeted a growing franchise in a coveted part of the market. But he’s also paying through the nose for it.

Dec 26, 2014
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U.S. housing demand is building

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By Daniel Indiviglio

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The U.S. housing market is set for another leg up. Increasing household formation, job creation and easing credit look set to give the market a boost, despite rising interest rates and the headwind of sliding affordability.

Dec 24, 2014
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Uncle Sam stoked to hash out marijuana in 2015

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By Daniel Indiviglio

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

It’s high time for Uncle Sam to hash out America’s marijuana situation. Now that four states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational cannabis better regulation is warranted for commerce and safety reasons alone. Without the federal government tweaking laws to consent to the will of the states, the fledgling industry will remain in the shadows of professionalization.

Dec 24, 2014

Breakingviews: Uncle Sam stoked to hash out marijuana in 2015

By Daniel Indiviglio

WASHINGTON (Reuters Breakingviews) – It’s high time for
Uncle Sam to hash out America’s marijuana situation. Now that
four states and the District of Columbia have legalized
recreational cannabis better regulation is warranted for
commerce and safety reasons alone. Without the federal
government tweaking laws to consent to the will of the states,
the fledgling industry will remain in the shadows of
professionalization.

When just Colorado and Washington state began to experiment
with legalized pot, the White House could merely look the other
way. But in November’s election, Oregon, Alaska and Washington,
D.C. also approved recreational weed. With four states plus the
nation’s capital on board, nearly half of the states approving
weed for medical purposes, and others likely to follow, national
lawmakers can’t ignore the movement’s smoke signals.

Dec 23, 2014
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Positive U.S. momentum could grow in 2015

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By Daniel Indiviglio

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The United States may finally have the recovery it’s been waiting half a decade for. Just a few months ago, risks from abroad felt worrisome. They now pale in comparison to the tailwinds, provided by robust growth and hiring. If housing finally ticks up, even scheduled interest rate hikes look easy to shake off.

Dec 22, 2014
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China-U.S. shift will end Cold War peace dividend

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By Daniel Indiviglio

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

China’s defense outlays may match those of the United States in 15 years. Meanwhile, America’s relative austerity paired with Russian aggression could force European military spending higher. Western makers of aircraft and other weaponry will face new global competition from Chinese companies, though revenue prospects may improve. Governments, meanwhile, may have to choose between just rearming and an all-out arms race.

Nov 26, 2014
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Wells Fargo: first big bank simple enough to fail

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By Daniel Indiviglio

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

Wells Fargo is the first big bank to get its affairs in order. The $1.6 trillion lender secured a conditional stamp of approval from regulators for its living will. Less credible plans from 11 other titans suggest size isn’t the main issue. The real problems are complexity and interconnectedness.

    • About Daniel

      "Daniel Indiviglio is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist, based in Washington, where he covers the intersection of politics and business. He joined from The Atlantic, where he covered a similar beat, providing analysis on topics such as financial regulation, housing finance policy, the Treasury, and the Fed. He also wrote for Forbes. He is a 2011 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow through the Phillips Foundation. Prior to becoming a journalist, Dan spent several years working as an investment banker and a consultant for financial services firms. He holds a BA from Cornell University, where he triple majored in economics, philosophy and physics. ..."
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