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THE OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. have approved a move to ease the Volcker Rule’s controversial ban on banks making speculative investments. Wall Street has largely sought a roll back of the rules.. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Volcker rule trading revamp approved in win for Wall Street

WASHINGTON – Wall Street watchdogs handpicked by President Donald Trump eased the Volcker Rule’s controversial ban on banks making speculative investments, wrapping up a...
MICK MULVANEY, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, says the bureau is “too powerful” and is requesting Congress make changes that would effectively make the bureau less independent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ZACH GIBSON

CFPB acting director calls agency ‘too powerful’

PROVIDENCE – In his first report as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney is calling his agency “too powerful.” Mulvaney, an...
A TREASURY DEPARTMENT REVIEW is expected propose measures to dial back the Dodd-Frank Act, rather than repeal it. Above, buildings stand on Wall Street near the New York Stock Exchange. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JOHN TAGGART

Trump administration to call for modest changes to banking rules

NEW YORK - The Treasury Department’s much anticipated report on banking regulations is set to include measured proposals for revising post-crisis rules, indicating the Trump...
A WALL STREET street sign is displayed in front of the New York Stock Exchange. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

House Republicans pass bill to rip up post-crisis bank rules

NEW YORK - House Republicans made headway on President Donald Trump’s pledge to dismantle post-crisis financial rules by approving a sweeping bill Thursday that...

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