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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...
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...
Five sweeping reforms needed to prevent new financial crash

...has changed on Wall Street. The biggest banks and their leaders have paid no real...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...
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The angry Americans: The Occupy movement and the 'tea party' have some common targets

...connections and favoritism such as tax breaks, subsidies and other preferential treatment.For many people, the way big banks escaped the financial crisis with their profits intact (and often enhanced) epitomized American-style crony capitalism...
Outside editorial: Fed performs tightrope act to keep economy going

...avoid a recession. Heaven knows he has things to worry about. Oil prices are near $100, housing prices are falling, big banks are losing billions and the dollar is performing a belly flop. Yet our globalized, highly productive, technology-heavy...
Finally, a big fish on Wall Street is hooked

...was booming, financial fraud cases were not at the top of the Justice Department's priority list. Wall Street's big banks were in an era of "voluntary regulation," so the targets generally were low-level Ponzi schemes and investment fraud...
Swipe fees are windfall for retailers

...gain back to their customers. That money is going to come from credit unions and others that issue debit cards. For the big banks that may mean that customers pay more, get fewer services and/or shareholders make less profit. And even with their...
PRO: Don't let them kill reform

...wallet the credit-card companies and big banks have got you right where they want...per transaction for the nation's biggest banks, a savings of 70 percent. While...July 21, the card companies and big banks are doing everything they can to...
The housing clearance sale

...or three. In recent weeks, on a number of fronts, big banks have been held accountable for mortgage-related misdeeds...The No. 1 reason: they have insufficient income. Many big banks have launched separate programs to modify mortgages for...


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