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Could a tax reform deal be in the works?

Sen . David Vitter (R-LA) discusses a possible tax deal between Democrats and Republicans.

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  1. Wall Street analysts discuss paradigm shift: breaking up banks

    At least three Wall Street analysts this week have written reports about the possibility of the biggest banks breaking themselves up to boost profitability, signalin...

  2. A Request To Reign in Surging Ethanol Prices

    Two Republican senators on Wednesday called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to act "decisively" to protect consumers from the rising cost of ethanol cred...

  3. Fannie, Freddie Reform Bill Introduced In Senate

    A bill aiming to spur substantive reform of the government's role in housing finance was introduced Thursday by a bipartisan group of senators. The "Jumpstart GSE Re...

  4. SEC nominee White to tackle questions on her work for NFL, banks

    Mary Jo White will likely face questions about her work for big Wall Street clients when senators on Tuesday consider her nomination to head the Securities and Excha...

  5. Can Future Bank Bailouts Be Avoided?

    Sen . David Vitter , (R-La.), on what is needed to avoid bank bailouts.

  6. Too-Big-to-Fail is Too Big to End

    Not even the most powerful man in the financial world has been able to stop the greatest affront to free-market capitalism since Karl Marx.The perverse doctrine of t...

  7. Bipartisan Grilling of Ben Bernanke

    Louisiana Senator David Vitter weighs in on the Senate’s questioning of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, and whether his plan is moving in the right direction.

  8. Citigroup Chairman Not Pushing Bank Breakup

    Even thinking about breaking up is hard to do. Just ask Citigroup Inc.Michael E. O'Neill was among a small group of directors who after the financial crisis urged th...

  9. Sen . David Vitter : Washington Has a Spending Problem

    Sen . David Vitter , (R-La.), on the need to rein in government spending.

  10. U.S. Senator Asks DOJ to Wait on Civil Settlement of BP Oil Spill Charges

    Sen. David Vitter (R., La.) is asking the U.S. Justice Department to hold off on a civil settlement with BP Plc (BP, BP.LN) over the Deepwater Horizon accident until...

  11. Fed's Bernanke to testify on monetary policy on February 26-27

    U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will deliver two days of congressional testimony on monetary policy and on the economy on February 26 and 27, committee ai...

  12. Fed's Fisher Urges Bank Restructuring

    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher made a push to restructure the biggest banks Wednesday at a time when the idea is gaining currency with polic...

  1. Sen. Vitter: We need to change policy to address immigration crisis

    Senator David Vitter (R-LA) weighs in on the immigration crisis.

  2. Yellen Defends QE3 In Letters To Senators

    A "strong majority" on the Federal Reserve's policy-setting committee believes that the central bank's unprecedented asset purchase programs have been effective, sai...

  3. As Fed chair, Yellen unlikely to let big banks off the hook

    Big banks hoping for a break from the U.S. Federal Reserve's tough line on regulation will be disappointed by Janet Yellen, President Barack Obama's choice to lead t...

  4. Banks Float Industry-Led Crisis Plan

    Pushing back against efforts to break up some of the largest financial institutions, U.S. banks reportedly presented the Federal Reserve with a "bail-in" plan for a ...

  5. BOE's Haldane Says Brown-Vitter Proposals Have Attractions

    Radical proposals to force big U.S. banks to raise their capital levels substantially have merit but may not be practical in the short term, a senior Bank of England...

  6. Bipartisan Bill Eyes More Capital For Big Banks

    Two senators on Wednesday introduced a bill to limit too-big-to-fail banks, including a provision that would require large financial institutions with more than $500...

  7. Senators Detail Bill To Limit Big Banks

    Two senators on Tuesday provided details about a bill they plan to introduce shortly to limit too-big-to-fail banks, including a provision that would require large f...

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