Financial Reform News
How investors might navigate Trump's likely reforms
It has become something of a parlor game to try to project the likely effects on investment markets of President Trump ’s multi-pronged financial initiatives. And even though the GOP now has control of Congress and a president from its own party to push legislation through in concert, the
OPINION: Why the CFPB is in danger of getting 'trumped'
Just beyond the Trump swelter of the hour, lawmakers have been busy concocting plans to dismantle key achievements of the Obama years. Among those accomplishments currently targeted is a concerted effort to destroy, defang, scrap (feel free to select the word) the Consumer Financial Protection
LeBron: The Sequel
This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 27 Entertainment Issue. "When LeBron was playing with the Heat, they went to Cleveland, and he wanted to spend the night. They don't do overnights. Teams just don't. So now [coach Erik] Spoelstra has to text [president Pat] Riley and say, 'What do I do
Analysis: Trump's Dodd-Frank Rollback and the 'Little Guy'
Dear Readers: The ABC News Fixer works for the little guy. When this column helps someone who got overcharged on their cell phone bill or was underpaid on their insurance settlement, politics never enters into it. Having trouble with your mortgage? Bumped from a flight? Movers broke your furniture?
Trump Signs Executive Actions Targeting Wall Street and Banking Reforms
President Donald Trump signed two executive actions Friday related to financial regulations that take aim at Wall Street and banking regulations. One of the actions is an executive order directing the secretary of the Treasury to consult regulatory agencies and report to Trump about what can be
How Fed Rate Hikes Will Impact Borrowers Next Year
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Dec. 14 for only the second time in a decade. You probably saw some headlines about mortgage rates or credit card costs and then went back to furious holiday preparation or clicked on another story about Donald Trump . After all, what’s a quarter point?
Book Excerpt: Bernie Sanders' 'Our Revolution'
From OUR REVOLUTION: A Future to Believe In by Bernie Sanders . Copyright © 2016 by the author and reprinted with permission of Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, LLC. INTRODUCTION When we began our race for the presidency in April 2015, we were considered by the political
How Bernie Sanders Is Trying to Be a Kingmaker in Key Congressional Races
Bernie Sanders is thanking House Speaker Paul Ryan these days. Earlier this month, while speaking in his home state of Wisconsin, Ryan warned, "If we lose the Senate , do you know who becomes chairman of the Senate budget committee? A guy named Bernie Sanders." Sanders did not miss a beat. He
Clinton's Apparent Call for 'Open Borders' on Trade Draws Scrutiny from Right and Left
Hillary Clinton is facing new scrutiny from both the political left and right this weekend after leaked emails from her campaign appear to reveal some of what she said behind closed doors to Wall Street firms. In one of more than 2,000 emails posted Friday night on the hacking website Wikileaks,
How Democratic VP Pick Tim Kaine's Camp Is Already Pushing Back on Liberal Critics
Democrats in Philadelphia are unlikely to greet Tim Kaine with a unified hero’s welcome when he takes the stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight. In fact, about 165 Bernie Sanders delegates answered a survey saying they’d be interested in “nonviolently and emphatically” protesting