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2019

Marketplace, Public Radio |  September 5, 2019 (at 5:05-5:57)

Surveillance: Fed’s Dramatic Pivot with Citi’s Mann (starts at 22 min), Bloomberg Surveillance Radio | July 19, 2019

A Banking Mystery, Investigative Reporting Workshop | June 19, 2019 

US mid-sized banks may bulk up. (Is that safe?), Risk.net | May 23, 2019

Well, Socialism Couldn't Give Us Trump, The New York Times | March 20, 2019

It's Corruption, Not Socialism, That Brought Down Venezuela, Pacific Standard | March 14, 2019

2018

The Illusion of UK Bank Capital Strength , Financial Times | December 2, 2018

US Banks Poised for $170bn in Shareholder Payouts, Financial Times | June 17, 2018

Why the Swiss should vote for, Vollgeld, Financial Times | June 5, 2018

10 Years After The Financial Crisis, Have We Learned Anything?, CNN Money | March 16, 2018

Could the 2008 Financial Crisis Happen Again?, MarketPlace | March, 14 2018

US Banks’ Mission to Boost Investor Payouts Sparks Concern, Financial Times | January 18, 2018

Big Banks Score a Win in Switzerland, New York Post | January 15, 2018

2017

Why Do Corporations Ignore Corrupt Supply Chains?, Pacific Standard | December 14, 2017

Senate Compromise Bill Would Roll Back Stress Tests For Small Banks, WSHU | November 15, 2017

The Fed has a rare chance to prove it's not Wall Street's bank, Business Insider | November 7, 2017

The New York Fed president is first among equals, MarketPlace | November 6, 2017

Inside the C.E.O Rebellion Against Trump's Advisory Councils, New York Times |August 16, 2017 

When did the financial crisis begin? Some say August 9, 2007 in France, MarketPlace | August 9, 2017

The 93 Words That Could Unlock $200 Billion in Bank Capital, Wall Street Journal | April 30, 2017

Trump and Brexit Could Change Global Bank Rules, Bloomberg | April 27, 2017 

The Trump effect on the Federal Reserve, MarketPlace | May 3, 2017

Dismantling Dodd-Frank May Have to Wait, Bloomberg | March 2, 2017

Dismantling Dodd-Frank -- And More, The American Prospect | February 6, 2017 

Dodd-Frank law's legacy: safer banks, banker headaches, CBS News | February 6, 2017

Trump Cites Friends to Say Banks Aren’t Making Loans., They Are. Bloomberg | February 4, 2017

2016

New York’s new bull on Wall Street, WRVO Public Media | October 24, 2016

How a Goldman Sachs trader can make $100 million in the Volcker Rule era, MarketWatch | October 20, 2016

Who failed at overseeing Wells Fargo?, MarketPlace | September 28, 2016

Is Wells Fargo Too Big to Manage?, American Banker | September 14, 2016

Goldman Sachs could face new Fed sanctions, MarketPlace | July 26, 2016

Decision to Loosen U.K. Banks’ Capital Constraints Divides Experts, Wall Street Journal |  July 18, 2016

Countercyclical Capital Buffer Gets Its Day in the Sun, Wall Street Journal | July 5, 2016

A milestone for financial reform, but skeptics remain, The Washington Examiner | July 1, 2016

Banks Tell Basel to Back Off Credit-Risk Capital Restriction, Bloomberg |  June 7, 2016

US capitalism in crisis while most Americans lose out, The Guardian | May 2016

The Shifty Linguistics of ‘Capital’, Foreign Policy | May 19, 2016

Two Cheers for the Leverage Ratio, Cato at Liberty | May 12, 2016

Fed official raises pressure on 'too big to fail' banks, The Globe and Mail | May 3, 2016

Breaking Up The Banks May Be More Complicated Than It Seems, National Public Radio | April 19, 2016

Banks' living wills remain a work in progress, Marketplace | April 13, 2016 

US Rejection Of Wall Street ‘Living Wills’ Ratchets Up Pressure On Too-Big-To-Fail Banks, International Business Times | April 13, 2016

Bernie Sanders: "Make banking boring again", CBS News | April 8, 2016

Regulators seen as exhausted in effort to end too-big-to-fail banks, MarketWatch | April 4, 2016

Bank of England rapped for misleading public on UK financial safety, Independent | March 10, 2016

Risky Shadow Banks Become Campaign Fodder For Democrats, National Public Radio | February 24, 2016

Are Italian Banks at a Boiling Point?, Bloomberg | February 19, 2016

Global Growth Fears Hit Bank Stocks, Wall Street Journal | February 8, 2016

2015

Bernie Sanders And Hillary Clinton Tout Wall Street Reform, But Who's Toughest On Big Banks?, International Business Times | October 14, 2015

Can Bank of America make the grade?, Marketplace | September 20, 2015

Lew unwilling to declare too-big-to-fail is over, Market Watch | July 8, 2015

Banks Plead Guilty, Pay Billions to Settle Currency Rigging Charges, KQED | May 21, 2015

How criminal charges became another day at the office for banks, BBC | May 21, 2015

Bank Capital Rules: Would Smaller Banks Really Be Safer?, Bloomberg | March 5, 2015

The Fed stress tested 31 big banks and everyone passed. Don't you feel better now?, QZ | March 5, 2015

Bank of America U.S. Deposit-Taking Unit Financed Tax Trades, Wall Street Journal | February 11, 2015

How Obama plans to tax the biggest banks, Marketplace | January 19, 2015

2014

Fed tests the business model at US banks, Financial Times | December 11, 2014

JPMorgan's $22 Billion Shortfall Is Basically An Illusion,  Huffington Post | December 14, 204

Senate critics to examine if regulators are too cozy with banks, Washngton Examiner | October 31, 2014

How Goldman's Libya case could disrupt derivatives, CNBC | October 21, 2014

Wall Street scared new Attorney General could be Preet, New York Post | September 26, 2014

Bank of America's $17 billion penalty is arguably too little, definitely too late, Vox | August 20, 2014

Is Wall Street Reformed?, MSNBC | July 21, 2014 

Report says bank funding advantage erodes, Financial Times | July 31, 2014

Is Measuring the TBTF Subsidy a Distraction?, American Banker | May 2, 2014

JPGoldman Stanley Intact as Basel Change Keeps Bank Ties, Bloomberg | April 21, 2014

Banks pay out $100bn in US fines, Financial Times | March 25, 2014

US Banks Braced for Stress Tests, Financial Times | March 18, 2014

2013

Big U.S. banks keeping door open to another financial crisis, Los Angeles Times | September 13, 2013

5 Years After Financial Crisis, Are Big Banks Still A Threat?, NPR | September 12, 2013

Banks Seen at Risk Five Years After Lehman Collapse, Bloomberg | September 10, 2013

2008 Financial Crisis: Could it happen again?, USA Today | September 9, 2013

Looser Basel rules boost European banks, Financial Times | January 7, 2013

Masked by Gibberish, the Risks Run Amok, The New York Times | March 21, 2013

2012

JPMorgan, warned earlier over risk governance, highlights oversight challenges, Reuters | May 15, 2012

Enter the revolving regulators, Financial Times | April 23, 2012

Committee to Save World Repudiated by Successors, Bloomberg | March 22, 2012

Banks shored up by stress test success, Financial Times | March 13, 2012

15 of 19 Big Banks Pass Fed's Latest Stress Test, The New York Times | March 13, 2012

2011

The hunt for a common front, Financial Times | September 7, 2011

Regulatory Reform: A Disappearing Act?, Financial Times | July 20, 2011