Washington acts as the perfect crossroads for business and the policies that move markets.
Author Anjelica Tan
Thrown in the middle of a heated political battle, a new federal agency formed to protect consumers is facing the new year without a chief director. The White House, though, has stepped up pressure on Senate Republicans to approve a nominee.
Our short list looks at who might be the next vocal advocate for financial reform when Barney Frank leaves office.
The supercommittee failed to agree on a deficit reduction plan by its deadline of Wednesday, widening the deep partisan divide on Capitol Hill. How much more time and pressure does Congress need to bridge the gap and make progress?
The Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission, two federal regulatory agencies responsible for carrying out the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, are facing budget cuts from Capitol Hill.
The Congressional supercommittee put Douglas Elmendorf in the spotlight today as it continues to work toward a $1.2 trillion deficit reduction plan due Nov. 23.
The Senate Banking Committee is taking a hard look at exchange-traded funds. While some experts say the government should steer away from further financial regulation, others believe ETFs should to be monitored for their potential systemic risk.
Stocks rallied in the first half of October, but a significant portion of investors expecting prices to fall suggests the markets have yet to hit a bottom.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urged the Senate Thursday to move forward in confirming Richard Cordray to lead the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.