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Yes, the Federal Reserve Has a Diversity Problem

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen recently appeared before the Senate Banking Committee to deliver the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress. A handful of Senators queried Yellen as to the lack of diversity among both the...Show More Summary

The 7 Absolutely Definitive Reasons Why Biotech Stock Prices Fell Yesterday

Janet Yellen spoke to the Senate Banking Committee and did not specifically say, ”Remember what I said about biotech back in 2014? I was just joking. Never mind.” This triggered the sell-off. On Monday, two University of Pennsylvania undergrads, both economics majors, independently submitted term papers with the title “Biotech Stocks [...]

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Here is what you need to know. Janet Yellen's Humphrey Hawkins testimony begins. Fed Chair Janet Yellen's semi-annual Humphrey Hawkins testimony begins before the Senate Banking Committee at 2 p.m. ET. In her testimony, expect Yellen to discuss the US labor market, inflation, and the impact of a possible Brexit, among other things. Show More Summary

J.G. Wentworth Hoping To Keep CFPB Out Of Its Industry

Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray waits for the beginning of a hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on April 7 in Washington, D.C. His agency has filed a lawsuit that asks a federal judge to let it regulate companies that purchase structured [...]

The multibillion-dollar marijuana industry could soon come out of the 'gray market'

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted on Thursday to allow banks to provide financial services to legal recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries, according to The Denver Post. Marijuana is still listed as a Schedule 1 substance...Show More Summary

The Senate Just Took a Major Step Toward Easing the Cannabis Industry's Banking Woes

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Weed and non-laundered money: finally friends? Weed and Money / Shutterstock Fans of financial legitimacy for pot businesses, rejoice! The Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to the FinancialShow More Summary

Yellen to testify on monetary policy to Senate panel on June 21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to testify to the Senate Banking Committee on the U.S. central bank's semiannual monetary policy report on Tuesday, June 21, the panel said. In a statement on Wednesday, the committee said the hearing would be held at 10 a.m. ET. (Reporting by Timothy Ahmann) Join the conversation about this story »

For-Profit College Industry Checks CFPB's Power, But Ruling Not A 'Slam Dunk'

Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.,on April 7.A judge recently ruled the CFPB's civil investigative demand issued to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools was outside the scope of its authority. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg For the [...]

French Senate decides not to pursue SocGen CEO over 2012 tax testimony

PARIS (Reuters) - France's Senate Committee decided on Thursday not to pursue Societe Generale Chief Executive Frederic Oudea over allegations the bank chief misled France's upper house of parliament in 2012 regarding the French bank's activities in Panama. Show More Summary

Senate Hearing Opens Discussion On BDC Regulation Changes

A hearing by the Senate banking committee showed bi-partisan agreement for BDCs as a driver of growth for smaller U.S. companies, but exposed some rifts over whether financial companies should benefit from easier regulation. BDCs are seeking to reform laws, including allowing more leverage of a 2:1 debt-to-equity ratio, up from [...]

American Jewish Committe blasts Sanders’ Baltimore – West Bank comparison

American Jewish Committe blasts Sanders’ Baltimore – West Bank comparison by Kenneth Bandler NEW YORK — The American Jewish Committee (AJC) criticized Senator Bernie Sanders for comparing socio-economic conditions in Baltimore to Palestinian communities in the West Bank. Show More Summary

Senate Banking Committee Halt On Ex-Im Nominee Costing U.S. $50 Million In Exports Every Day

Senate Banking Committee chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) is stalling the nomination of a board member for the Export-Import Bank, which results in U.S. companies losing $50 million in exports every day.

McConnell Pressuring Banking Committee Chairman to Move on Ex-Im Bank Nominees

As many Senate Republicans continue to oppose holding hearings for President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is urging Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby to move the White House’s nomination to the Export-Import Bank’s board of directors, according to a GOP Senate staffer. Show More Summary

“SEC Nominee Vote Postponed as Schumer, Menendez, Merkley, Warren record ‘No Votes’ Which Echo the Call for Strong Support of Corporate Spending Disclosure Rule”

Release: Statement of Lisa Gilbert, Director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division   Note: Today, members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs postponed votes on block of banking nominees based on the two Securities and … Continue reading ?

Senator Elizabeth Warren in committee

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Senate Republicans held a Banking Committee hearing today to talk about why we should roll back the rules on mortgages and credit cards because they’re just too costly for the banks. One of their witnesses, Leonard Chanin, had helped lead the Federal Reserve division that refused to regulate deceptive mortgages — […]

Watch: Elizabeth Warren Pulls No Punches Calling GOP out on 2008 Crash

Senate Republican Banking Committee member said there's no evidence they're to blame. Elizabeth Warren replied, "Did you have your eyes stitched closed?" Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday grilled a former Federal Reserve official about his role in the subprime mortgage lending crisis that ushered in the 2008 economic crash. Show More Summary

Anxious for Re-Election, Senator Richard Shelby Refuses to Act on Banking Nominations

A quest for a sixth term has stalled the work of the Senate banking committee, which has not approved any of President Obama’s 16 nominees.

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“I have a primary, you know.” — Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), quoted by Bloomberg, on why he is stopping work on the Senate Banking Committee, which he chairs.

LIVE: Janet Yellen is back in Congress (USD, TLT, TLO)

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen is back in Congress as part of her semi-annual testimony. On Thursday morning, Yellen is speaking before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee on monetary policy. The highlight of...Show More Summary

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