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Credit union overseer cozies up to industry execs

By Daniel Wagner

Credit union regulator Rick Metsger cozies up to industry execs at D.C. conference.

Do senators fear the Internet?

By Rachel Baye

Nearly one-fifth of upper chamber members say they support e-filing campaign finance reports — but won't be this week.

New credit union cop tight with industry

By Daniel Wagner

Newest credit union overseer owes political career to industry he regulates.

Days after investigation, coal miners' safety net scrutinized

By Bill Buzenberg

Center's 'Breathless and Burdened' series leads U.S. senators to call for changes, major hospital to halt program and review practices.

Obama bundlers nominated for diplomatic posts in New Zealand, Iceland

By Michael Beckel

President Obama has named two more of his top campaign fundraisers for plum, overseas diplomatic posts.

Donor profile: Joe Ricketts

By Reity O'Brien

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Visa, MasterCard in $6B settlement over card fees

By The Associated Press

Visa, MasterCard and banks reach $6B settlement over card fees
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US eases sanctions, allowing investment in Myanmar

By The Associated Press

US allows investment in Myanmar, including oil and gas, in biggest rollback yet of sanctions

Wisconsin Gov. Walker’s conservative media appearances pay off as he raises millions from out-of-state donors

By Kate Golden and Amy Karon

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's national conservative media appearances have helped him to raise millions from out-of-state donors

Super PAC cash plays big role in Nebraska Senate race

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC spending again plays major role in Senate contest, this time in Nebraska.

Finance industry makes up nearly half of pro-Romney super PAC’s donations

By Alexandra Duszak and Rachael Marcus

America's wealthiest investors fill coffers of pro-Romney super PAC.

Embattled finance committee chairman gets help from credit unions

By Michael Beckel

Credit union industry is sticking with embattled incumbent Rep. Spencer Bachus in Alabama primary

Chamber spends early, often on GOP congressional candidates

By Peter H. Stone

The nation's largest business lobby taps corporate giants in an attempt to recapture Senate

K Street, Wall Street line up behind Sen. Scott Brown in his race against Elizabeth Warren

By Peter H. Stone

Senate race fundraising stoked by dislike of big bank nemesis Elizabeth Warren

Whistleblowers ignored, punished by lenders, dozens of former employees say

By Michael Hudson

Former mortgage company employees say fraud was widespread in industry

Koch-related group is reviewing financial transactions with Cain aide's charity

By Peter H. Stone

Americans for Prosperity ties to Cain aide under review

In India, bidi industry's clout trumps health initiatives

By Murali Krishnan and Shantanu Guha Ray

Bidi makers in India adopt Big Tobacco tactics to avoid reforms on smoking and excise taxes

Only 15 of top 100 health information technology firms are lobbying on health IT

By Josh Israel

Many of the top health information technnology firms don't lobby on health IT

One year after reform law passed, Wall Street still spending big on lobbying

By Shirley Gao

Wall Street has spent $100 million so far this year on lobbying, just slightly less than last year

More oversight needed for Myanmar cyclone relief funds, GAO says

By Maya Rhodan

Recent audit shows USAID lacks proper management of relief funding in Myanmar

Financial stability council warns Congress U.S. markets still fragile

By Shirley Gao

Financial Stability Oversight Council tells Congress markets are still vulnerable

Borrower Nightmares: $700 dormitory fee costs family its car

By Amy Biegelsen

Car-title loans are a quick way to get money but woe to those who fall behind in payments

White House threatens to veto House budget as too stingy with CFPB, SEC funding

By Shirley Gao

White House threatens veto of GOP spending bill for financial regulators

Dodd-Frank author is proudest of "skin in the game" requirement for mortgage securitizers

By Shirley Gao

Rep. Barney Frank defends Dodd-Frank law as first anniversary nears

Consumer advocate Warren returns to ring for more sparring with GOP-led panel

By Julie Vorman

Elizabeth Warren returns to GOP-led hearing for more sparring over consumer agency

Inside the shell: Drugs, arms and tax scams

By Gerard Ryle

The man behind shell companies linked to arms deals, drug lords and tax fraud.

Credit bureaus, auto-title lenders, debt collectors among priorities of new consumer agency

By Amy Biegelsen

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau gives a peek at its

Reform reading: Is Obama too eager to collect Wall St. campaign dollars?

By Shirley Gao

Reform reading: Obama said to be too eager to collect Wall St. campaign dollars?

House, Senate banking panels led by chairmen with modest personal wealth

By Julie Vorman

Annual disclosures reveal stocks, bonds, land, other assets held by Congress members

Reform reading: TBTF banks lacking wind-down plan could be forced to restructure

By Julie Vorman

Lack of global pact also makes it hard to wind down big, complex banks

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