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  • $5 billion in student loans may be dismissed because the lender lost the paperwork

    07/18/2017 10:23:07 AM PDT · by bgill · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 18, 2017 | Tanza Loudenback
    Billions of dollars in student loans may be wiped out for tens of thousands of borrowers in the US because a lender didn't keep track of the paperwork verifying ownership of the loans, according to The New York Times. The National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts, which holds 800,000 private loans and is one of the country's largest owners of private student loans, is at the center of the legal dispute, the Times reported. Borrowers are failing to repay more than $5 billion of the $12 billion in private student loans held by National Collegiate, sending the loans into default. The...
  • Remember? 3/30/17: Russia Preps for Split With Global Banking Cartel by Dumping US Dollar for Gold

    06/29/2017 9:27:00 AM PDT · by johnk · 24 replies
    thefreethoughtproject.com ^ | March 30, 2017 | By Claire Bernish
    ... As relations with the West continue to deteriorate — and the potential for crushing sanctions remains tangible — President Vladimir Putin has begun preparing to release Russia from the crushing grip of the international banking system completely, by moving to a nationalist model based and conducting transactions with allies in gold. In short, Russia has plans to abandon central banks and the dollar — if, indeed, shit hits the fan. Russia isn’t alone — the move away from the much-maligned, Western-centric international banking cartels toward a system less dependent on massive banks comprises a new plan for BRICS nations...
  • Yellen: Banks 'very much stronger'; another financial crisis not likely 'in our lifetime'

    06/27/2017 11:22:33 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/27/17 | Jeff Cox
    Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that banks are "very much stronger" and another financial crisis is unlikely anytime soon. Speaking during an exchange in London with British Academy President Lord Nicholas Stern, the central bank chief said the Fed has learned lessons from the financial crisis and has brought stability to the banking system. Banks last week passed the first round of the Fed's stress tests to see how they would perform under adverse conditions like a 10 percent unemployment rate and turbulence in commercial real estate and corporate debt. "I think the public can see the capital positions...
  • NOT Fake News: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Loretta Lynch Now ALL Under Investigation

    06/26/2017 12:29:21 PM PDT · by johnk · 38 replies
    dailywire ^ | JUNE 26, 2017 | BY: JOSEPH CURL
    You wouldn't know it from the mainstream media, but President Donald Trump is not under FBI investigation (repeat: NOT). But you know who is? Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders. Loretta Lynch. In early June, Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, launched a new probe of former Secretary of State Clinton’s attempts to deflect a Bangladesh government corruption investigation of Muhammad Yunus, a Clinton Foundation donor and friend of Hillary and Bill Clinton. "While secretary of state, Hillary Clinton made a personal call to pressure Bangladesh’s prime minister to aid a donor to her husband’s charitable foundation...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls for removal of 12 Wells Fargo board members

    06/19/2017 7:28:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 19, 2017 | Jeff Cox
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling for the ouster of 12 board members at Wells Fargo due to the fake accounts scandal that has rocked the bank. In a letter sent Monday to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the Massachusetts Democrat said the scandal has "revealed severe problems with the bank's risk management practices." Warren said the central bank has the authority under federal statute to remove the members who were on the board as the matter transpired. "We have received the letter and plan to respond," a Fed spokesman told CNBC. In an agreement with multiple authorities last September, Wells...
  • Senate Bill to Force Citizens to Register Cash Not in a Bank, Violators Get 10 Years in Prison

    06/18/2017 12:10:52 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 116 replies
    thefreethoughtproject.com ^ | June 17, 2017 | Claire Bernish
    A new bill seeks to track your money and assets incessantly, will enjoin any business with government ties to act as a de facto arm of DHS, and would steal all of your assets — including Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies — should you fail to report funds when traveling with over $10,000. Under the guise of combating money laundering, Senate Bill 1241, “Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017,” ramps up regulation of digital currency and other autocratic financial controls in an attempt to ensure none of your assets can escape one of the State’s most nefarious, despised...
  • Paul Craig Roberts: Without Glass-Steagall, America will fail

    06/12/2017 1:06:32 AM PDT · by ganeemead · 34 replies
    This is a long article and a dire warning which must be read. Roberts expresses it in stark terms: without the restoration of the Roosevelt-era Glass/Steagal law and the separation of commercial from investment banking, the United States will collapse. Roberts' Article Roberts was Ronald Reagan's Treasury Secretary.
  • Trump set to make first moves at completely revamping the Federal Reserve

    06/06/2017 6:35:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 85 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 5, 2017 | Jeff Cox
    President Donald Trump appears ready to remake the Federal Reserve in an image that will be considerably different than what investors have known for many years. The president is prepared to nominate Randal Quarles and Marvin Goodfriend to two of three vacancies at the central bank, according to multiple press accounts that have not been disputed by the administration. Quarles likely would assume the role vacated by Daniel Tarullo to oversee the nation's banking system. White House officials did not respond to a CNBC request for comment. Should Trump nominate the two men and they receive confirmation, it will represent...
  • Trump Just Released Even MORE Evidence of Hillary’s Crimes

    06/04/2017 11:16:24 AM PDT · by yoe · 82 replies
    Conservatibe Daily ^ | June 3, 2017 | Max McGuire
    After the latest bombshell, Congressmen and Senators are calling for the Clinton email scandal to be re-opened! Yesterday, the Trump administration quietly released even more of Hillary Clinton's previously-unreleased emails and it includes a bombshell. There is now (concrete evidence) that Hillary Clinton emailed classified information to people outside of the government and asked them to print out a hard copy for her and Bill. This is one of the emails that the Obama administration tried to hide. In it, Hillary Clinton is seen forwarding 2-3 pages worth of classified information to Doug Band. If that name sounds familiar, he...
  • The Keynesian Cult Has Failed: "Emergency" Stimulus Is Now Permanent

    05/25/2017 7:04:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 23 May 2017 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Can we finally admit that eight years of following the Keynesian coloring-book have not just failed, but failed spectacularly? ___ What do we call a status quo in which "emergency measures" have become permanent props? A failure. The "emergency" responses to the Global Financial Meltdown of 2008-09 are, eight years on, permanent fixtures. Everyone knows what would happen if the deficit spending, money-printing, zero interest rates, shadow banking, asset purchases by central banks and all the rest of the Keynesian Cult's program stopped: the status quo falls apart. Keynesianism Vs The Real World Let’s start by reviewing the core contexts...
  • Dodd-Frank Has Crippled Our Economic Recovery. This Bill Will Unleash Real Growth Again.

    05/20/2017 8:23:02 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 31 replies
    Dailty Signal ^ | 05/18/2017 | Sondra Clark
    Have you noticed that free checking accounts are now nearly nonexistent, and locally owned stores are increasing the $5 minimum charge on debit cards? These are not the result of some financial conspiracy. They are a direct result of Dodd-Frank regulations. After the financial crash of 2008, President Barack Obama decided to increase the role of the federal government in the economy and impose massive new regulations on banks. As one might assume, this hasn’t worked out so well. Included in the over 3,500-page Dodd-Frank bill are rules restricting access to credit for investors and homebuyers, raising lending costs for...
  • It’s Really Crazy What This ECB Has Wrought [European Central Bank]

    05/14/2017 7:47:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 14 May 2017 | Wolf Richter
    In the land of NIRP refugees and “Reverse Yankees,” who will get crushed? At the end of the week, something special happened, something totally absurd but part of the new normal: the average yield of euro-denominated junk bonds – the riskiest, non-investment-grade corporate bonds – dropped to the lowest level ever: 2.77%. April 26 had marked another propitious date in the annals of the ECB’s negative yield absurdity: the average euro-denominated junk bond yield had dropped below 3% for the first time ever. By comparison, what is considered the most liquid and safe debt, the 10-year US Treasury, carries a...
  • Bank scam con may rattle Kerry closet

    07/30/2004 6:15:08 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 66 replies · 4,583+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, July 30, 2004 | David R. Guarino
    As John F. Kerry tries to bounce out of Boston and into a decisive fall campaign lead, a skeleton from the past will slink out of jail - possibly looking to score headlines and undercut the new nominee. David Paul, a central figure in a 1980s savings and loan scandal, is set to be sprung from a halfway house in Miami Sunday - a decade after his conviction on 97 counts of banking fraud. TV news outlets are scrambling to line up the first interview, hopeful the long-silent Paul might spill some beans about his close fund-raising ties to Kerry...
  • Trump entertains breaking up big banks with Glass-Steagall

    05/01/2017 4:48:53 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 22 replies
    WASHINGTON EXAMINER ^ | May 1, 2017 | Joseph Lawler
    [txt on image] Trump: Considering Rewrite or Elimination of Dodd-Frank President Trump entertained the idea of breaking up big banks Monday, sending major Wall Street stocks lower. Trump suggested that he is considering reinstating some form of Glass-Steagall, the repealed law that for decades mandated a separation between commercial and investment banks. "There's some people that want to go back to the old system, right? So we're going to look at that," Trump said when asked about the policy by Bloomberg.
  • Stocks drop after Trump says he's actively considering breaking up big banks

    05/01/2017 9:59:01 AM PDT · by gwjack · 77 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 5/1/2017 | CNBC Staff
    Stocks drop after Trump says he's actively considering breaking up big banks Headline only at this time.
  • 5 Big Banks Expected to Plead Guilty to Felony Charges, but Punishments May Be Tempered

    05/14/2015 6:40:23 AM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 May 2015 | BEN PROTESS and MICHAEL CORKERY
    For most people, pleading guilty to a felony means they will very likely land in prison, lose their job and forfeit their right to vote. But when five of the world’s biggest banks plead guilty to an array of antitrust and fraud charges as soon as next week, life will go on, probably without much of a hiccup. The Justice Department is preparing to announce that Barclays, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and the Royal Bank of Scotland will collectively pay several billion dollars and plead guilty to criminal antitrust violations for rigging the price of foreign currencies, according to people briefed...
  • Former Citigroup CEO: Big banks don't work

    11/12/2015 8:47:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | Heather Long
    In an op-ed published in the Financial Times, John Reed says large banks like the one he used to run are now "inherently unstable and unworkable." The man who was one of the chief architects of the "Big Bank" model now says says the United States never should have repealed the Glass-Steagall banking act in 1999. That's exactly what Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley have been arguing on the campaign trail. They want the law reinstated. Hillary Clinton and the Republican candidates do not. As CEO of Citi from 1984 to 2000, Reed was one of the...
  • Is It Time to Repeal FATCA?

    04/27/2017 8:16:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2017 | Veronique de Rugy
    I've previously argued that the Trump administration should stop funding the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development because of its advocacy of higher taxes and tax harmonization. At the time, I was told that my position could be perceived as hypocritical because our government is responsible for the adoption and enforcement of the hideous Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Let me address this omission. FATCA, which was passed in 2010 by a Democratic Congress and enacted by President Barack Obama, requires law-abiding Americans with legitimate bank accounts outside the country and foreigners working in the United States to turn over...
  • Trump Starts Taking Steps to Dismantle Obama-Era Financial Regulations

    04/21/2017 7:08:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    Fortune ^ | Apr. 21, 2017 | AP
    Hoping to spur economic growth, President Donald Trump embarked Friday on new steps to dismantle some of the tax and financial regulations established by former President Barack Obama. Trump signed an executive order to review any major tax regulations set last year by his predecessor, as well as two memos to potentially revamp or eliminate fundamental elements of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reforms passed in the wake of the Great Recession. "This is really the beginning of a whole new way of life that this country hasn't seen in really many, many years," the president said before signing the measures...
  • Trump to order U.S. Treasury to delve into taxes, post-crisis reforms

    04/20/2017 7:20:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr. 20, 2017 | Lisa Lambert
    U.S. President Donald Trump will order the Treasury on Friday to find and reduce tax burdens and review post-financial crisis reforms that banks and insurance companies have said hinder their ability to do business. A White House official said on Thursday that Trump will issue an executive order directing the Treasury on the tax issues. He will also issue two memoranda asking for reviews of two parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law - the Orderly Liquidation Authority that sets out how big banks can wind down during a crisis and the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), which...