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  1. the economy
    How Fallout From SVB Is Increasing the Risk of a RecessionAs midsize banks bleed deposits, consumers and businesses will suddenly find credit hard to come by.
  2. the money game
    The Meltdown of a Gay BankWhat went wrong when an LGBTQ+ start-up set out to disrupt finance.
  3. the money game
    Barney Frank Talks More About the Surprise Shuttering of Signature Bank“I was sort of vindicated — they have not argued that we were insolvent,” says the author of the Dodd-Frank Act.
  4. democratic primaries
    In Delaware, It’s the Year of White Male Centrist Career Politician Tom CarperA lot of observers smelled an upset brewing in Delaware, but Sen. Tom Carper overwhelmed his progressive challenger with money and a personal touch.
  5. 2008
    We Are Still Living in the Ruins of the 2008 CrashTen years after Wall Street’s doomsday, how the financial meltdown broke the modern world and left us living in this one.
  6. The Democratic Party Is Moving Left – Except When You’re Not LookingSenate Democrats’ support for an indefensible bank bill shows that when public interest is low, Wall Street can still run Team Blue’s show.
  7. Democrats to Gut Banking Regulations, for Bipartisanship’s SakeIn the Senate, lawmakers put aside their differences, and work together to help banks abuse consumers and jeopardize our financial system.
  8. crimes and misdemeanors
    California Attorney General Begins Wells Fargo Criminal ProbeThe bank is being investigated for criminal identity theft.
  9. fraud
    Why It’s Unlikely Anyone Will Go to Jail Over Wells Fargo’s Massive Fraud SchemeThe Department of Justice has established a pattern on this sort of thing.
  10. Clinton VP Favorite Just Gave the Left Two More Reasons to Distrust HimOn Monday, Virginia senator Tim Kaine signed on to two letters calling on the federal government to scale back regulations on community and regional banks.
  11. GOP Platform to Call for Breaking Up the Big Banks, Trump Campaign SaysTrump campaign manager Paul Manafort derides Hillary Clinton as a Wall Street lackey and says the GOP platform will call for reinstating Glass-Steagall.
  12. Citi: The Global Economy Is Trapped in a ‘Death Spiral’The bank predicts a coming “Oilmageddon” if policymakers don’t change course.
  13. money
    The Average Out-of-Network ATM Fee Is Now $4.35Absurd.
  14. Bank Claims Georgia Woman Somehow Owes It $300 MillionShe … doesn’t. 
  15. racism
    Lawsuits Allege Racism at Bank of America and Cantor FitzgeraldAllegations include the use of “monkey noises.”
  16. Brian Moynihan Slickly Ignores Bra-Baring Hecklers at Banking Talk“As I said,” the BofA CEO deadpanned, and the crowd went wild.
  17. money
    Free ATMs Could Take Over NYCFees would be replaced by ads.
  18. money
    Bank Fees Are Hiding EverywhereThey have to earn money somehow.
  19. fannie and freddie
    After Three Years, U.S. Getting Around to Suing Some Banks [Updated]Bank of America, JPMorgan, Goldman, Deutsche, etc.
  20. bank of america
    Bank of America CEO Warns of LayoffsAnd there could be more to come.
  21. what? nothing happened
    JPMorgan Chase Settles Bond-Rigging Case for $228 MillionWhat? Nothing happened.
  22. made-off
    HSBC Settles for $62.5 Million in Madoff Suit, Won’t Admit WrongdoingThe bank will pony up cash to Madoff’s victims but won’t admit that it knew what it probably should have known.
  23. moody moody’s
    Moody’s to Congress: No, Seriously, Raise the Debt CeilingOr we’ll lower your credit rating!
  24. white men with money
    Jamie Dimon Is Now the Highest-Paid Bank CEO in AmericaHe got a 51 percent raise last year to take home $23 million.
  25. sticking up for the not-so-little guy
    Jamie Dimon Thinks the SEC Should Slow Its Roll Before It ‘Damages America’Actually they’re doing just fine.
  26. white men who are passive aggressive about their desire to be in politics
    Jamie Dimon’s House Is in Order, He Can’t Say the Same for Everyone Else’s“I’m not as worried about JPMorgan as I am about our industry and our country,” the CEO says.
  27. loose lips
    WikiLeaks Gets Handed Secrets on Thousands of Swiss Bank AccountsLots more secrets!
  28. citigroup
    U.S. Treasury Will Sell Remaining Citigroup SharesCiti doesn’t need us anymore.
  29. immortal icons
    Bruce Willis Promises the People of Moscow He Will Never Drop DeadThe ‘Die Hard’ star becomes the face of a Russian bank.
  30. money talks
    Big Banks Don’t Pay Like They Used ToUnless you include Bank of America.
  31. housing
    The Government Is Not Happy With the Banks and Their Third-Quarter ProfitsThe New York Fed tells the banks to take back their crappy mortgages, while the White House finishes one big investigation and starts another.
  32. wall street
    Bank of America Says Bank of America Does Not Make MistakesAfter reviewing over 100,000 documents, it “insisted that it had not found a single example where a foreclosure proceeding was brought in error.”
  33. fi-cri fallout
    There’s a Difference Between a Ponzi Scheme and a Bank SchemeA JPMorgan executive explains.
  34. wall street
    Wake Up and Smell the Foreclosure CrisisBank stocks plunge after investors (belatedly?) realize the housing market might be royally screwed.
  35. training day
    Banker Boot Camp Trains Wall Street’s Next GenerationAttendees at a “Training the Street” workshop race to complete spreadsheets and price Hermès.
  36. crime and punishment
    Queens Bank Robbers Make It Easy for CopsThey left their wigs and sunglasses in the car.
  37. horror shows
    Barclays Executives Found Going Through Lehman’s Books to Be a Bloodcurdling Experience“Lehman’s books were in such a mess that I don’t think they knew where they were.”
  38. the federal reserve
    Columbia President Lee Bollinger to Run New York FedHe’ll start January 1.
  39. real talk
    Bankers Accept That They Will ‘Never Be Loved’Just pay them and they’ll be happy.
  40. slouching toward reform
    Banks May Beat Congress Into Repealing $19 Billion TaxThanks, Scott Brown.
  41. fi-cri fallout
    Banks Back in Control of the SituationFor the financial industry, things are finally starting to get back to normal.
  42. feuds
    Jamie Dimon vs. John Varley: ‘Two Big-time Bankers in a Very Big Dispute’CEOs haggle over billions.
  43. the greatest depression
    Florida Scofflaws: We Were Taken Advantage of by Elitist New York PaperForeclosed-upon Florida homeowners object to their characterization of themselves.
  44. fi-cri fallout
    Bank of America Pays $108 Million Fine for Troublemaking CountrywideAdd it to their tab.
  45. the greatest depression
    Chamillionaire Is Latest Victim of Down Housing MarketRapper says his $2 chamillion house is now worthless.
  46. the greatest depression
    Homeowners Who Refuse to Pay Mortgages May Be First Genuine Heroes of the RecessionSome homeowners are opting to put their money into the economy instead of giving it back to the banks.
  47. finance fiction
    President Obama Has Party, Does Not Invite Former Best BankerBurn.
  48. fi-cri fallout
    Credit Rating Agencies to Face CurbsSenate approves provision creating overseeing board.
  49. popularity contests
    Brian Moynihan Replaces Jamie Dimon As Obama’s Favorite BankerThe president has reportedly traded the demanding, prickly banker for a “fresh face.” Men.
  50. banks
    N.Y. Investigating Banks’ Influence on Rating Agencies, Times SaysCuomo leading inquiry of eight banks.
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