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April 25, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

How the Clinton Team Thwarted Effort to Regulate Derivatives



treasury memo thumbnail In April 1998, a decade before a historic crisis wreaked havoc on global financial markets, an obscure regulator saw a potential gap in the government’s oversight of Wall Street and tried to do something about it.

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Topics: Financial Sector

November 13, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Obama Nominates CFTC Chairman with Corporate Ties



Timothy Massad Yesterday, President Obama nominated Timothy Massad, who currently works at the Treasury Department overseeing the government bailout, as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). But there is skepticism about Massad's priorities.

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Topics: Financial Sector

September 13, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Why Zero Wall Street CEOs Are in Jail



Financial Oversight Five years after Lehman Brothers fell and the U.S. economy collapsed in on itself, not a single Wall Street C.E.O. is in jail. In fact, none of them have even faced criminal charges.

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Topics: Financial Sector

May 13, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

Taxpayers Could Foot Bill For Fannie Mae Fraud Settlement



Fannie Mae Years after the government accused Fannie Mae of accounting fraud, are taxpayers being forced to pay the price?

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Topics: Financial Sector

January 30, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Watchdog Criticizes Treasury for Ally Financial’s Slow Repayment Plan



SIGTARP Most of the largest companies who received billions in federal bailouts have repaid the government, but Ally Financial, a major auto lender, still owes the government $11.4 billion.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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