As the Senate continues to debate financial reform, the issue of whether to create an independent consumer protection agency has become a key point of contention. In a special roundtable, experts weigh in on whether a new agency should be…

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Tough Criticism for Bernanke

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faced tough criticism Thursday from a Senate committee for the central bank's failure to regulate risk-taking on Wall Street.

Testifying before lawmakers Thursday, Ben Bernanke reiterated a call for the Fed to be given supervisory powers over institutions that pose a systemic risk to the financial system, and proposed that a council of regulators help monitor risk.

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