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Oct 22, 2015
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Icahn takes $150 mln of activism to political realm

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

Carl Icahn is taking $150 million of his profits from shareholder activism to the political realm. The investor wants to help American companies bring back some $2 trillion of overseas cash to fund infrastructure, and presumably their bottom lines. The idea makes sense, but a longer-term fix would be better than a temporary fiddle.

Oct 22, 2015
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Icahn takes $150 mln of activism to political realm

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

Carl Icahn is taking $150 million of his profits from shareholder activism to the political realm. The investor wants to help American companies bring back some $2 trillion of overseas cash to fund infrastructure, and presumably their bottom lines. The idea makes sense, but a longer-term fix would be better than a temporary fiddle.

Oct 12, 2015
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President Bernie Sanders would dig an $8 trillion hole

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A Bernie Sanders White House would be $8 trillion in the hole over a decade. The socialist U.S. presidential hopeful wants to shake up the U.S. economy with dramatically more spending. His promises from free college tuition to a government health system, which he is likely to outline during Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate, would cost far more than additional taxes would bring in.

Oct 8, 2015
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Hillary Clinton lands soft punches on Wall Street

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

Hillary Clinton’s proposals for reforming Wall Street land little more than soft punches. The White House hopeful has unveiled a slew of ideas for reigning in financial excess. Initiatives like imposing risk fees on big banks and improving hedge fund reporting won’t win many friends in the industry.

Oct 8, 2015
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Hillary Clinton lands soft punches on Wall Street

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

Hillary Clinton’s proposals for reforming Wall Street land little more than soft punches. The White House hopeful has unveiled a slew of ideas for reining in financial excess. Initiatives like imposing risk fees on big banks and improving hedge fund reporting won’t win many friends in the industry.

Aug 19, 2015
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New bank M&A powerhouse leaves rivals for dead

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America’s new bank M&A powerhouse is leaving its rivals for dead. Regional lender BB&T’s $1.8 billion swoop for National Penn Bancshares is its fourth deal in a year.

Aug 19, 2015
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New bank M&A powerhouse leaves rivals for dead

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

America’s new bank M&A powerhouse is leaving its rivals for dead. Regional lender BB&T’s $1.8 billion swoop for National Penn Bancshares is its fourth deal in a year.

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.

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      "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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