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  1. Fed Can Force Breakup of Banks Failing to End MisdeedsRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    The Federal Reserve has plenty of power to follow through on regulatory threats made to top bank executives aimed at curbing misbehavior on Wall Street, even if it can't order firms to break up. "The Fed has a powerful bully pulpit that should not be underestimated," Mike Mayo, an analyst at CLSA Ltd. in New York, said.

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  2. Blackwater Guard Found Guilty of Murder in Iraq ShootingRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Bloomberg

    A former Blackwater Worldwide guard was convicted of murder, and three co-workers were found guilty of multiple counts of voluntary manslaughter in the 2007 shootings of 14 unarmed civilians in Baghdad, an incident that prompted a change in U.S. use of military contractors. Nicholas Slatten was convicted of murdering Ahmed Haithem Ahmed Al Rubia'y, a medical student who was driving toward the guards in Baghdad's Nisour Square.

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  3. Fed Has Power to Force Breakup of Banks Failing to Curb MisdeedsRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    The Federal Reserve has plenty of power to follow through on regulatory threats made to top bank executives aimed at curbing misbehavior on Wall Street, even if it can't order firms to break up. "The Fed has a powerful bully pulpit that should not be underestimated," Mike Mayo, an analyst at CLSA Ltd. in New York, said.

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  4. Banks Face 25% Loss-Absorbency Rule in Too-Big-to-Fail PlanRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 7 | The Washington Post

    The largest global banks will have to hold more capital and liabilities than previously reported that can automatically be written off in a crisis -- as much as a quarter of risk-weighted assets -- as regulators take on lenders deemed too big to fail. The Financial Stability Board is developing minimum standards that will limit the double-counting of capital banks use to meet existing international rules, according to an FSB working document sent for comment to Group of 20 governments and obtained by Bloomberg News.

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  5. Why Does Bernanke Want a Mortgage, Anyway? Low Rates and Tax BreaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 3 | Bloomberg

    Bloomberg's Michael McKee discusses former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's struggle to get his home refinanced. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers."

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  6. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Plunge After Court Ruling on ProfitRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 1 | The Washington Post

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plunged in New York trading after investors including Bruce Berkowitz 's Fairholme Capital Management LLC lost a legal bid yesterday to force the bailed-out companies to share profits with private shareholders. Fannie Mae fell 29 percent to $1.92 at 11:10 a.m. Freddie Mac dropped 26 percent.

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  7. Gay-Marriage Showdown Weighed by U.S. Supreme CourtRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 30 | Bloomberg

    The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to say whether it will consider legalizing gay marriage amid growing pressure to settle the matter in a new term that could cover some of the nation's most divisive social issues. Fifteen months after ducking the question of whether the Constitution gives gay couples the right to wed, the justices may say as soon as tomorrow that they will take up one of seven appeals from five states.

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  8. Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Fall as Investors Balk: EconomyRead the original story

    Monday Sep 22 | The Washington Post

    A decrease in investor purchases prompted an unexpected decline in sales of U.S. existing homes in August, indicating the housing rebound is not yet self- sustaining. Purchases of previously owned houses dropped 1.8 percent to a 5.05 million annual pace from a 5.14 million rate in July, the National Association of Realtors reported today in Washington.

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  9. Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Decrease on Fewer InvestorsRead the original story

    Monday Sep 22 | The Washington Post

    A decrease in investor purchases prompted an unexpected decline in sales of U.S. existing homes in August, indicating the housing rebound is not yet self-sustaining. Purchases of previously owned houses dropped 1.8 percent to a 5.05 million annual pace from a 5.14 million rate in July, the National Association of Realtors reported today in Washington.

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  10. Ebola Is Katrina Moment for WHO's Chan Hobbled by Budget: HealthRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2014 | The Washington Post

    When Margaret Chan was elected to lead the World Health Organization, she said the agency's priority was to improve the health of people in Africa. Eight years later, the 67-year-old Chan is under attack for letting an Ebola outbreak there spiral beyond control, and this week her group found itself eclipsed as the leader of humanitarian efforts to control the epidemic.

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  11. ECB Eyes Banks' Capital Quality as Target for Supervisory PowerRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2014 | The Washington Post

    The European Central Bank may use its regulatory clout to make sure euro-area lenders are adding the right kind of capital, not just the right amount. Policy makers say banks have added almost 200 billion euros of additional capital since mid-2013 to boost their resilience.

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  12. U.S. Bank Liquidity Rules Excluding Munis Approved by FedRead the original story

    Sep 3, 2014 | The Washington Post

    U.S. regulators adopted requirements for the level of high-quality, liquid assets banks must stockpile to survive a 30-day liquidity drought, a major step in efforts to prevent a repeat of the 2008 credit crisis.

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  13. U.S. Bank Liquidity Rules Excluding Munis Set for Fed's ApprovalRead the original story

    Sep 3, 2014 | The Washington Post

    U.S. regulators are set to adopt requirements for the level of high-quality, liquid assets banks must stockpile to survive a 30-day liquidity drought, a major step in efforts to prevent a repeat of the 2008 credit crisis.

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  14. Banks Face More Oversight of Ability to Weather Credit CrunchRead the original story

    Sep 2, 2014 | The Washington Post

    U.S. regulators, closing in on their mandate to force financial firms to prove they can weather another credit crisis, are set today to finish two key rules governing the banks' balance sheets.

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  15. Principal Buys Travelers Stake in Lower Manhattan Office TowerRead the original story

    Sep 2, 2014 | The Washington Post

    An affiliate of Principal Financial Group Inc. bought a 49 percent stake in 77 Water St., a lower Manhattan office tower, from fellow insurer Travelers Cos.

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  16. New Ship Rules Come Amid Worst Barge Spills Since 2008: FreightRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Tighter regulation of U.S. ships carrying record exports of diesel and gasoline is coming amid the worst year for oil spills from barges since 2008.

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  17. New Ship Rules Come Amid Worst Barge Spills Since 2008: FreightRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Tighter regulation of U.S. ships carrying record exports of diesel and gasoline is coming amid the worst year for oil spills from barges since 2008.

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  18. Naomi Klein Calls Canada Resources Bad Investment on Land ClaimsRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Anti-globalization author Naomi Klein says global investors should avoid Canadian natural- resource companies because of the growing risk that courts will award more control of land to aboriginal groups, threatening the viability of proposed development projects.

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  19. Who's Who on Guest List of Fed Symposium: Jackson Hole JournalRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2014 | Bloomberg

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen tops the guest list for the symposium, which for the first time is lacking in Wall Street participants.

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  20. Pot Legalization May Appear on Ballot in Washington, D.C.Read the original story

    Aug 5, 2014 | Bloomberg

    District of Columbia officials today will consider whether marijuana advocates gathered enough valid signatures to get a measure on the Nov. 4 ballot asking voters to legalize growing small amounts of the drug for personal use.

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