Somebody remarked about the earlier post that it was an older story… and we relied, “Yes, we’re aware… but isn’t it nice to re-post and irritate the banks?!” Doesn’t it make this next post even more exciting?
WASHINGTON — Bank regulators and executives typically hope to escape a Senate Banking Committee hearing without becoming the subject of a viral video showing them humiliated at the hands of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
On Thursday, however, one witness was pleased enough with Warren’s line of questioning that he actually applauded the Massachusetts Democrat toward the end of her remarks — a highly unusual departure from custom. Continue reading →
“The Fed messed with the wrong senator…” posted David Dayen on Salon. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) grilled federal officials about illegal bank foreclosures at a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Thursday. She wanted to know if they would give information to victims of illegal foreclosures–or if they just want to protect the banks. Warren asked, “You now know individual cases where the banks violated the law, and you’re not going to tell the homeowners, or at least it’s not clear yet whether you’re going to do that?” Continue reading →
“Too Big to Manage, Too Big to Operate.” –U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio.
Just in case no one in the United States Senate understands the difference between “risk” and “fraud” – below are the definitions. JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon tells the Senate Banking Committee what he has learned from the bank’s more than $2 billion trading loss. June 13, 2012