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Obama to target excessive financial risk-taking

By Reuters Staff
January 21, 2010

By Alister Bull and Karey Wutkowski

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, reeling from an election defeat in the U.S. Senate, will propose stricter limits on financial risk-taking on Thursday in a move that may recall Depression-era curbs on banks.

ANALYSIS – Obama attacks on banks fall flat but may persist

By Reuters Staff
January 20, 2010

By Karey Wutkowski

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The Obama administration’s Wall Street bashing fell flat among voters in Massachusetts, but that doesn’t mean Democrats have ended their anti-bank rhetoric.

ANALYSIS-Financial reform push shaken as Obama, Dodd confer

January 20, 2010

Obama and Dodd to confer    By Kevin Drawbaugh
   WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – As Massachusetts voters handed Democrats a stunning setback, President Barack Obama and U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd met on Tuesday to discuss the future of financial regulation reform. (more…)

Obama proposes U.S. bank fee, slams Wall Street

By Reuters Staff
January 14, 2010

By Caren Bohan and Alister Bull

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday proposed Wall Street banks pay up to $117 billion to reimburse taxpayers for the financial bailout, as he slammed bankers for their “massive profits and obscene bonuses.”

Obama to propose bank fees to recoup bailout funds

By Reuters Staff
January 14, 2010

By Alister Bull

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Thursday will propose major U.S. financial firms pay a fee to protect taxpayers from up to $117 billion in losses on a bank bailout that has spurred fury at Wall Street excess.

Obama to announce TARP fee on banks on Thursday

By Reuters Staff
January 13, 2010

(Updates with background, adds byline)

By Alister Bull

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will announce plans on Thursday to raise up to $120 billion from major U.S. financial firms to cover expected losses from a taxpayer-funded bank bailout, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

Obama, New York law chief Cuomo target Wall Street bonuses

By Reuters Staff
January 11, 2010

By Caren Bohan and Jonathan Stempel

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Jan 11 (Reuters) – The White House and and New York’s top prosecutor attacked excessive Wall Street bonuses, as the nation’s biggest banks prepare to hand out awards critics say were made possible by taxpayer bailouts.

BREAKINGVIEWS-Geithner needn’t pack his bags — yet

By Reuters Staff
January 11, 2010

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

Obama tells US bankers it’s payback time

By Reuters Staff
December 14, 2009

By Caren Bohan

WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama told top U.S. bankers on Monday they owed the country their help in lifting the economy out of crisis and implored them to lend more money and to get behind financial reforms.

Obama pushes plans for more job creation

By Reuters Staff
December 8, 2009

By Alister Bull and Patricia Zengerle

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered modest steps to spur jobs and defended his push to get the U.S. economy growing, amid deep public dismay over double-digit unemployment that has eroded his popularity.