Recent Stories By Katherine Reynolds Lewis:
7 Massive Challenges Facing the New SEC ChiefNovember 28, 2012
With Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary L. Schapiro set to leave the agency Dec. 14, her successor, Elisse Walter, inherits a swollen to-do list. The agency still must implement most of...
4 Reasons the Mortgage Mess Won't Get FixedOctober 14, 2011
Every day seems to bring fresh bad news about the housing market. Sales are down, foreclosures are up, mortgages are harder to obtain. Americans had better get used to it -- the housing mess is...
The Push to Pull the Teeth out of Dodd-FrankSeptember 29, 2011
Shannon Greene, CEO of a Fort Worth leather supplier, ruefully recalls what happened to her business the last time Washington overhauled financial regulations. To comply with the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley...
Mary Schapiro's SEC: Its 6 Biggest Blunders—So FarSeptember 12, 2011
When Mary Schapiro took the helm of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, many said she was the perfect choice to revitalize an agency mired in controversy and low morale after failing to spot...
Consumer Protection Bureau in Political LimboSeptember 6, 2011
Until the Senate confirms a director, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau cannot impose rules on some of the worst actors in the 2008 financial crisis: payday lenders and non-bank mortgage...
7 Myths That Could Wreck Your Retirement SavingsJuly 19, 2011
Despite the sluggish recovery, Americans are starting to feel a little better about their prospects. But that may not be good news for retirement savings. While the recession shocked us into boosting...
The 5 Best and 5 Worst Regulations in Dodd-FrankJuly 19, 2011
Next to health care reform, no other recent legislation has caught as much heat as financial regulation. Born of the subprime housing mortgage scandal and financial meltdown three years ago, the Dodd...
As Warren Exits Cordray Prepares for a GOP LashingJuly 18, 2011
President Barack Obama's nomination of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau passes over the controversial Elizabeth Warren while...
Bernanke's Blitz: Ally to Adversary on Wall StreetJune 28, 2011
Federal Board Chairman Ben Bernanke is no devotee of Ayn Rand. Unlike his predecessor, Alan Greenspan, who promoted free-market capitalism and warned policy makers against stifling private sector...
U.S.-Chinese Tensions Mask Growing RelationshipJune 10, 2011
For years, American workers and business interests have warily viewed China as an archrival, competing with the U.S. for manufacturing, global investment and the role of world superpower. Often...
Bad Commercial Loans Could Sink More BanksJune 8, 2011
For scores of banks loaded down with bad commercial real estate mortgages, the judgement day is upon them. Some $1.4 trillion of commercial mortgages made at the peak of the real estate boom is...
Lawmakers Seek Lower Down Payment RequirementsJune 1, 2011
A bipartisan group of 162 lawmakers asked federal regulators to scale back a proposed rule that would encourage lenders to require a 20 percent down payment for new home mortgages, saying it "could...
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