Tales from the Trail

from Summit Notebook:

Against high Hill drama, SEC chief mum on Goldman

April 27, 2010

First of all, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro would not talk about Goldman Sachs.

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FDIC Chair Bair: think before you point that finger…

April 27, 2010

The latest blame game circulating in Washington on financial regulation may end up with those who point fingersĀ  finding that they have three fingers pointing back.

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CFTC’s Gensler explains the present with the past

April 26, 2010

Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, likes to go to the past -- sometimes as far back as 1,000 years -- to explain the financial situations of today.

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ABA’s Yingling sees danger in rhetoric: it’s Wall Street, not banks

April 26, 2010

REGULATION-SUMMITEd Yingling, president and CEO of the American Bankers Association, is a little worried about the rhetoric that's been flying around as Congress tries to produce financial reform legislation.

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Reuters set to spotlight financial regulation in DC

April 23, 2010

FINANCIAL-REGULATION/OBAMA
The fight over new rules that will dramatically change Wall Street and financial markets is approaching the finish line in Washington, with both lawmakers and the financial industry making last-ditch efforts to put their stamp on the reform effort. Reuters will be hearing from the key players in the debate on April 26-29 during the 2010 Reuters Global Financial Regulation Summit.

What did you expect from a financial meltdown hearing?

January 14, 2010

If anyone was looking for Wall Street executives to say “sorry” at the financial meltdown hearing, they would have been disappointed. FINANCIAL-COMMISSION/

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Washington divided, more trouble ahead for Obama?

October 19, 2009

Washington insiders say that not since the 1890's have the people that represent the U.S. been so divided. From Gay rights to Afghanistan lawmakers are at polar opposites on issues that are on the Obama administration's agenda. What's next? And, what's likely to get the green light or the stop sign?