Peter Barnes Archive
Published April 26, 2012
Mortgage lenders and consumer groups have launched at frenzied round of lobbying over the new legal definition of a "safe," desirable mortgage.
Published April 18, 2012
Regulators approved more rules that they say will ultimately reduce the risk of another financial crisis and future taxpayer bailouts.
Published April 13, 2012
A top Federal Reserve said the central bank should be more transparent about how it plans on reacting to fluctuations in the U.S. economy, adding that it would make policy more effective.
Published March 20, 2012
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke will testify Wednesday that the risk of contagion from the European financial crisis still exists for large U.S. financial institutions.
Published March 16, 2012
Public interest advocates want to turn former Goldman executive Greg Smith into their poster child for tough new rules for Wall Street.
Published February 15, 2012
Worried about continued financial system risks, community banks are lobbying Congress to extend guarantees for more than $1 trillion in large bank accounts.
Published February 07, 2012
When President Obama last week announced a sweeping plan to help homeowners refinance, he left out one major detail: that Uncle Sam would charge homeowners a fee for the government's backing.
Published December 20, 2011
Exclusive: Investigators in a House subcommittee plan to question two more top executives at MF Global in coming weeks over $1.2 billion in missing customer funds.
Published December 02, 2011
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner plans to push European leaders next week to complete work on their efforts to stabilize the debt crisis.
Published November 23, 2011
Political gridlock is convincing more economists the Fed may need to act with a new trillion-dollar-plus stimulus effort.