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Mueller asks Deutsch Bank for details on Trump accounts

By Laurie Bennett

December 5, 2017 at 6:14am

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for information on accounts held by U.S. President Donald Trump and his family, Reuters reports.

Deutsch Bank, the Russians and the Trump family

By Laurie Bennett

June 26, 2017 at 11:02am

A month before the election, Jared Kushner’s real estate company secured a $285 million loan from Deutsch Bank, the Washington Post reports.

Mnuchin picked as Treasury secretary

By Laurie Bennett

November 30, 2016 at 6:53am

Steven Mnuchin, the national finance chairman for the Trump presidential campaign, is Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary, the New York Times reports.

Hillary Clinton & the big banks

By Laurie Bennett

November 15, 2015 at 10:36am

To hear her Democratic opponents tell it, Hillary Clinton is the darling of Wall Street.

HSBC forges new government ties

By Laurie Bennett

March 10, 2014 at 9:42am

HSBC Holdings, under continuing scrutiny for its failures to block money launderers, has increased its government connections in recent years.

Brookings forges another connection to the Fed

By Laurie Bennett

February 4, 2014 at 9:49am

Bringing on former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as a distinguished fellow is a coup for the Brookings Institution.

Yellen moves into Federal Reserve chairmanship

By Laurie Bennett

February 3, 2014 at 9:11am

Of the two dozen economists earning doctorates from Yale University in 1971, the Washington Post points out, Janet Yellen was the sole woman.

Yes, there is a Fed west of the Hudson

By Laurie Bennett

October 9, 2013 at 9:28am

President Obama nominated Janet Yellen today as the next Federal Reserve chairman.

Vatican Bank agrees to share info with U.S.

By Laurie Bennett

May 8, 2013 at 7:24am

The Vatican Bank has taken a step out of the shadows, signing a pact with U.S. regulators to share financial information.

Wall Street ♥ charter schools

By Laurie Bennett

May 5, 2013 at 9:37am

Call them cynical, but the widespread involvement of financial firms in the charter school movement raises suspicion among many public school advocates.

Report: Kabul Bank a Ponzi scheme

By Laurie Bennett

November 27, 2012 at 6:43am

The Kabul Bank - once a symbol of western-style economic growth in wartorn Afghanistan, was a Ponzi scheme from the outset, according to an external audit.

Roger Altman pushes four more years

By Laurie Bennett

October 5, 2012 at 12:59pm

Roger Altman, on cable television Friday touting the latest job figures, is a voice the Obama campaign wants you to hear.

Report: Countrywide sought sway through discount mortgages

By Laurie Bennett

July 5, 2012 at 12:40pm

The Associated Press has obtained a House report showing that the former Countrywide Finance Corp. made hundreds of discount loans to members of Congress and other government officials to increase its influence in Washington.

Obama to nominate two to Fed Board

By Laurie Bennett

December 27, 2011 at 1:42pm

President Obama intends to nominate an economist and an investment banker to the Federal Reserve Board, the White House announced Tuesday.

Fed still white man’s land

By Laurie Bennett

October 20, 2011 at 9:59am

Written in bland government-ese, a report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office found that “opportunities exist to broaden director recruitment efforts and increase transparency” on the Federal Reserve board.

Americans can learn from Canadian banking system

By Laurie Bennett

September 20, 2010 at 8:50am

Once again, Canada has surpassed the U.S. in a ranking of the world’s safest banks.

Big bankers hire seasoned Supreme Court litigator

By A. James Memmott

January 19, 2010 at 8:19am

Carter G. Phillips has argued 66 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. It appears he could have at least one more.

Six degrees of Phil Gramm

By Laurie Bennett

January 8, 2010 at 8:43am

Here’s a twist on the Kevin Bacon drinking game: How many financial crises can you link to Phil Gramm?

Political connections positioned banks for bailout money

By Laurie Bennett

December 29, 2009 at 9:22am

Two assistant professors at the University of Michigan have determined that banks with strong political ties were more likely to receive federal bailout money.



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