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The public views tougher regulations on financial institutions as an important priority for Congress, but far more want Congress to take action on the job situation and energy policy. In thinking about financial regulation, as many say they worry that the government will go too far in regulating financial markets, making it harder for the economy to grow, as say they worry that the government will not go far enough, leaving the country at risk of another financial crisis. Congress's overall job ratings remain abysmal. More generally, most Americans express little or no confidence in Washington to make progress over the next ...
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I talk with these congressmembers more frequently than any sane person should and I guarantee you, I’m more disillusioned with Obama than any of them are– and he’d still be welcome in my office. I’d even take him for a walk up above my house and introduce him to Murphy, Sargeant, Felice and Licorice. He could even feed them some dried duck breast. It’s not like John Boehner, Darrell Issa, Mark Siljander or Miss McConnell. I’m still convinced that, unlike those 4 clowns, Obama is actually trying to do what’s best for America. He just isn’t too good at it– and his ... market research, surveys and trends
Summary of Dodd-Frank Financial Regulation Legislation — The ...
On June 25, 2010, a House-Senate conference committee reached final agreement on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”). The conference report must be approved by the House and Senate before the bill is presented to the President for signature. The House is expected to approve the conference report on June 29 and the Senate is expected to vote shortly thereafter. The Act is comprehensive in scope, providing for significant changes to the structure of federal financial regulation and new substantive requirements that apply to a broad range of market participants, including public companies that ... market research, surveys and trends


IMF Survey: Ghana's Reforms Transform Its Financial Sector
hana's macroeconomic stabilization has allowed it to achieve remarkable success in developing its financial sector. The development has been driven by well-sequenced financial sector liberalization policies, enhanced competition (including from abroad), and gradual capital account liberalization. The success of Ghana's ambitious financial reforms can be attributed largely to solid "buy-in" from key stakeholders—especially the private sector—and coordinated donor assistance. Despite its success in advancing financial soundness, Ghana still has much to do. It needs to deepen its secondary capital markets; ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Poll: 74 Percent Support Higher Taxes On The Rich - EconWatch ...
4793929Almost three-quarters of Americans think it is a good idea to raise taxes on people making more than $250,000 per year, according to the latest CBS News/New York Times poll. In fact, two-thirds of Americans think the tax code should be changed so that middle-class Americans pay less than they do now, while "upper income" people pay more. As for President Obama's overall budget plan, a majority - 56 percent - say it sets the right priorities for the country. Thirty-two percent say it doesn't, and twelve percent don't know. The poll also finds that Americans are more likely to say the spending ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
House Gives Final Approval to Financial Overhaul
The House on Wednesday adopted legislation to revamp the nation’s financial regulatory system, in a party-line vote that illustrated how the partisan bitterness in Congress prevented cooperation even on the shared goal of averting future economic crises and government bailouts of big banks, The New York Times’s David M. Herszenhorn reports from Washington. The vote in the House was 237 to 192, with all but three Republicans standing in opposition to a measure that President Obama in his State of the Union speech said embodied one of the highest priorities of his administration: “serious financial reform.” “If this bill ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
FINANCE: Stockbrokers, Credit Raters, Fannie Among Study Targets Ordered by ...
Most of the reports required by the financial reform bill are a grab bag of issues that reflect concerns of an individual lawmaker, or are designed to deflect any immediate action. But not all of the 42 studies and reports listed in the massive bill’s table of contents are destined to gather dust. Several are intended to form the basis for regulations such as eliminating conflicts of interest at credit rating agencies, and spelling out options for housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. For instance, lawmakers sought to fast track a Securities and Exchange Commission analysis of whether ordinary investors ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


May 15, 2010 ... G20 COMMITMENTS PROGRESS TABLE: FINANCIAL REGULATION – MAY 2010. /2/. Implementation of FSB sound practice principles for ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
FDIC: Failed Bank Information - Bank Closing Information for First ...
On August 1, 2008, First Priority Bank, Bradenton, FL was closed by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver.  No advance notice is given to the public when a financial institution is closed. The FDIC has assembled useful information regarding your relationship with this institution.  Besides a checking account, you may have Certificates of Deposit, a car loan, a business checking account, a commercial loan, a Social Security direct deposit, and other relationships with the institution.  The FDIC has ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial ...
It is a pleasure to be here with all of you at the 2009 Independent Directors Conference Workshop to share my views on the regulatory reform issues currently being discussed. I do have to mention that all the views I express today are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Commission, the individual Commissioners, or the staff. I welcome the opportunity to talk with you today. As a practitioner in the securities industry for thirty years who often advised boards of directors, including mutual fund boards, I am familiar with your work and know its importance. I have the utmost admiration for independent directors. You ...
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