Charles Wendel
Charles Wendel
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Dodd Frank Bill: New Book Shows Just How Hard It Is to Stand Up to the Banks

A new book details passage of the Dodd-Frank banking reform bill. But, recent events suggest that many reforms are under attack by a bank lobbying effort and a Congress wanting contributions.

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Student Loan Fairness Act: Can We Afford to Bring Down Student Loan Rates?

Rates on subsidized student loans double on July 1. Many alternative proposals will change current rates, but agreement will be hard to achieve.
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Tim Cook Senate Hearing: How We Can Stop Corporations From Hiding Money Overseas

Apple's head faces questions from the Senate on how the company manages its tax liabilities and keeps substantial funds offshore. Expect lots of heat but little light from this meeting.
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Tax Reform 2013: Corporations Won't Pay Up Unless We Make Them

Corporate tax reform should have a high priority, but achieving change must overcome major political hurdles.
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Credit Card Debt At 18-Year Low: Have We Learned Our Lesson?

Delinquencies have declined and many consumers now avoid credit card debt. Is this a short-term phenomenon or have consumers learned that taking on high cost debt needs to be avoided?
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Mary Jo White SEC: Revolving Door Between Wall Street and D.C. Won't Change Anytime Soon

Regulators regularly take jobs related to the industries they oversee. Neither governmental staff nor Wall Streeters embarrass easily, so it's up to us to keep them honest.