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    Housing Finance Reform

    Panelists talked about the housing and mortgage finance system. First, Kevin Villani gave a history of the banking and mortgage system in the United States. Then, Mark Calabria…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House Financial Services Committee. The report looks at the current and future economic…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Janet Yellen presented to the committee the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy. She said the economy had improved but that the recovery was still not…

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    Attorney General Eric Holder on Citigroup Settlement

    Attorney General Eric Holder Attorney General Eric Holder announced that Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion as part of a landmark settlement with the Justice Department for misdeeds…

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    Rise and Fall of Silver as Currency

    Miguel Perez-Santalla talked about the role of silver in the U.S. economy in the 19th century. He spoke about the changes in both U.S. and international markets that contributed to the…

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    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Financial Stability

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen talked about monetary policy and financial stability. Following her remarks, Chair Yellen was interviewed by International Monetary Fund Managing…

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    National Banking System

    Panelists talked about the Volcker Rule and the future of universal banking. “Protecting the Bank” was part of “Building on 150 Years: The Future of National…

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    Book Discussion on Flash Boys

    Michael Lewis talked about his book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, in which he looks at the rise of high-frequency traders in the stock market and discusses how they manipulate the…

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    Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

    Business, finance, and government officials, including Export-Import testified on the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. The hearing focused on on the role of the export credit…

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    Securities and Exchange Commission Oversight

    Stephen Luparello testified at a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) oversight hearing. The hearing focused on the activities of the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets,…

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    Financial Stability Oversight Council Report

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified on the annual report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), which oversee the implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law.

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    Senator Cantwell on Support for Export-Import Bank

    Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) spoke on the Senate floor to urge the re-authorization of the Export-Import Bank before it expire at the end of September 2014. The bank, the nation’s…

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    Mary Jo White on Stock Market Rules

    Mary Jo White spoke at the Economic Club of New York. She outlined new stock market rules. The proposed changes included oversight of high-speed traders and improving the…

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    Neil Irwin on Federal Reserve Meeting

    Neil Irwin talked about the outcome of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting, including its economic forecast for the U.S. and the status of its quantitative easing program.

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Janet Yellen held a news conference following the quarterly Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on current economic projections. Ms. Yellen expressed confidence that the…

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    Global Economic Outlook

    Panelists talked about global economies and the global economic outlook. Speakers included White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair Jason Furman, and World Bank Senior Vice…

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    High-Speed Stock Transactions and Insider Trading

    Witnesses testified on stock market conflicts of interest in high-frequency trading practices, and their impact on consumer confidence. Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) in his opening…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Christine LaGarde briefed reporters and responded to questions on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual forecast of U.S. economic growth. She announced the IMF was temporarily…

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    Book Discussion on The Road to Global Prosperity

    Professor Michael Mandelbaum talked about his book, The Road to Global Prosperity, in which he argues that globalization is a powerful, positive force that will continue to make the world…

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    Book Discussion on Bad Paper

    Jake Halpern talked about his book Bad Paper: Chasing Debt From Wall Street to the Underworld. The interview took place at the 2014 BookExpo America, the publishing industry’s annual…

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