Nation Jul 24

Why regulators should go to work on Wall Street

The revolving door is a popular scapegoat for regulatory inefficiency, but new research from the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests it shouldn't be blamed. Furthermore, locking the doors between the private and public sectors could actually make regulatory agencies…

Economy Feb 18

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Should Obama Pull the TARP from Under Banks?

As part of his continuing series of reports examining bank reform and the future of Wall Street, Paul Solman sits down with bank consultant and former FDIC chair William Isaac for a critical look at the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

On the West side of Chicago, the loss of a bank that invested widely in local neighborhoods is being mourned by residents, who question why a bank's commitment to community is not considered part of its bottom line.