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Bill Swindell

Oversight

SEC stretched thin by new rules

Agency will meet its deadlines under financial regulatory reform law, but faces resource constraints, leader says.

Oversight

Some names to lead Consumer Bureau start to circulate

Harvard University law professor Elizabeth Warren appears to be the frontrunner.

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Senator stands firm on consumer protection bureau

Proposed agency is an obstacle in gaining enough Republican votes to pass a bill overhauling the financial regulatory system.

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Treasury chief: Federal role in housing agencies will change

Fannie and Freddie cannot continue their existing hybrid structure, says Geithner.

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Lawmaker pitches Consumer Financial Protection Agency counteroffer

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., calls for a new division housed within FDIC to strengthen financial regulation.

Oversight

House chairman sees wholesale overhaul of GSEs

Financial Services chairman reiterates need to abolish public-private structure of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Professor launches fight to save consumer protection agency

The agency won't reach its full potential if it's placed under another department such as Treasury, advocate says.

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Industry resists proposal for single banking regulator

Senator wants to combine the duties of four agencies into one oversight body.

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House passes massive financial regulatory overhaul

The legislation creates a new consumer protection agency to guard against abusive and unfair home mortgages, credit cards and auto loans.

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House panel OKs consumer protection agency

Move is a victory for the Obama administration in its push to revamp the financial regulatory system and a defeat for the banking lobby.

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SEC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission issue oversight recommendations

The report calls on Congress clarify each agency's authority over products exempted by the other.

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Treasury pushes for resolution authority

Obama administration ramps up effort to pass legislation to revamp the nation's financial regulatory system.

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House lawmakers discourage extension of bank bailout

In letter to Treasury chief, members pan program for poor oversight and use of funds outside their original purpose.

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White House stepping up defense of consumer agency

The strategy is a reverse of the path the administration has taken on the healthcare debate, where it allowed Congress to dictate the details and stayed out of the fight until late in the process.

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Treasury chief signals administration will renew TARP program

Officials fear a lack of liquidity could stall economic recovery.

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Overhaul opponents highlight turf battles

Bank regulators oppose proposal to create a new agency overseeing the rule-writing, examination and enforcement of financial products.

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Consumer protection agency plan questioned

Proposal's backers say new agency would beef up protections for consumers without getting too much in the way of the FTC.

Oversight

Administration pitches consumer protection overhaul

New agency would have the power to impose fines and refer for criminal prosecution those engaging in unfair, deceptive or abusive acts.

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Facing skeptics, Treasury chief defends regulatory overhaul

GOP critics say the Federal Reserve is not equipped to act as a super-regulator.

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Lawmaker pushes insurance office as part of financial regulatory overhaul

Proposed office would establish federal policy on international insurance matters and advise the Treasury chief on major domestic and international issues.