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Hawaii's US Sen. Schatz named to Senate appropriations committee

...House added riders that relaxed financial regulations on big banks and increased limits on campaign contributions that can...package, saying the changes "serve Wall Street and the big banks at the expense of the American taxpayer.""The problem...
PRO: Don't let them kill reform

...wallet the credit-card companies and big banks have got you right where they want...July 21, the card companies and big banks are doing everything they can to...10 billion in assets are exempt. Big banks even went so far as to call swipe...
Five sweeping reforms needed to prevent new financial crash

...backing and backbone to stand up to the big banks and to reform them so they serve...brought down the house.Third, big banks must be required to hold more capital...Finally, it's time to break up the big banks. Real reform of our financial system...
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Dueling student loan legislation divides Alaska's senators loopholes. Senator Mark Begich, a co-sponsor of the legislation, in a statement said that he was disappointed "Big banks should not be getting better rates than college students on federal loans," Begich said, referring to the 0.75 percent...
Student Loan Certainty Act passes U.S. Senate

...legislation - voted in favor of the Student Loan Certainty Act."It's outrageous that even after today's vote, big banks still get a better deal on federal government loan rates than we provide to our students," Begich said in a statement...
Outside editorial: New banking regulation brings needed competition

...amendment limited the amount of money big banks could charge retailers for "swipe...amendment took effect on Saturday, big banks were charging about 44 cents per...process such transactions.Now, big banks are limited to making in the range...
What does your bank charge you?

...debated in the state, as only two banks have joined a no-surcharge ATM alliance spearheaded by credit unions. ``Big Banks, Bigger Fees,'' the report issued by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group of Washington, D.C., concluded...
Who's afraid of the free market?

...liberals, right? Guess again. It's health insurers and big banks that are fighting against having their products displayed...the increasing concentration of finance. The profitable big banks - chiefly, J.P. Morgan and Goldman - "are able to...
Outside editorial: Having helped create the collapse, bankers now deepen situation

...beleaguered of America's banks, reported a $1.6 billion gain, its first in 18 months. Among them, these four big banks alone have received more than $125 billion in federal bailout funds, plus help from the Federal Reserve in buying up...
Outside editorial: One Wall Street swindler down

...will spend the rest of his life in a small cell without a view. One down and many more to go. Americans bailing out big banks deserve the satisfaction of seeing those whose deliberate actions contributed to the financial debacle either put behind...


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