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Is Geithner Planning a Stealth Attack on the Wall Street Reform Bill?

Champions of financial reform who fought hard for a strong Wall Street reform bill this year know they cannot let down their guard. They are tracking and countering the moves of the big banks as they try to weaken the Dodd-Frank law during the implementation phase. They are bracing for a battle with Republicans who …

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Deutsche Bank Goes After Whistleblower’s Son

In July 2008, Florida lawyer Lynn Szymoniak received foreclosure papers on her home. Szymoniak had encountered financial difficulties after spending several years caring for her ailing mother while simultaneously fighting her own health problems, and failed to re-negotiate her adjustable-rate mortgage with her lender. But Szymoniak, a former Certified Fraud Examiner with FBI training, noticed …

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A Victory for the People!

oday a right-left coalition scored a victory for the American people when Senators voted 96-0 to audit the Federal Reserve. The Center for Media and Democracy’s Wall Street Bailout Tally shows that since 2008, the U.S. government has flooded Wall Street banks and financial institutions with $4.7 trillion dollars in taxpayer money, mostly in the form of …

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What Does Wikileaks have on Bank of America?

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is promising to unleash a cache of secret documents from the hard drive of a U.S. megabank executive. In 2009, he told Computer World that the bank was Bank of America (BofA). In 2010 he told Forbes that the information was significant enough to “take down a bank or two,” but that he needed time to lay out the information …

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Bailed-Out Banks Finance Predatory Payday Lenders

American taxpayers bailed out the big banks. Now many of those banks are returning the favor by extending credit to payday lenders who sucker consumers into a spiraling debt trap. That is the claim in a new report published this week by National People’s Action (NPA) the Chicago-based community organization. The report, called Preditors’ Creditors, names Wells Fargo, Bank of …

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First “Golden Throne” Award Presented to Bank Lobbyist Extraordinaire

Today, the Real Economy Project of CMD is introducing a new award we are fondly calling our “Golden Throne Award.” The Throne salutes the behind-the-scenes lobbyists and spinmeisters who have managed to maintain the status quo and hold off any meaningful reform of the financial services sector since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and AIG rocked the world one year …

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