Treasury extends controversial bank-card deal with Comerica

By Daniel Wagner

Treasury extends Comerica program that exposed the elderly and poor to fraud.

Treasury to Comerica: Take our money, please!

By Daniel Wagner

Officials handed bank tens of millions, asked few question, in troubled card program.

Banks seek to sway critical GAO report

By Alison Fitzgerald

Big banks say new regulation is unnecessary thanks to Dodd Frank reforms.

Wall Street favorite Rep. Garrett flirts with default

By Alison Fitzgerald

Will investment firms that deal in U.S. Treasury securities regret their support of GOP congressmen who are flirting with default?

Ex-Wall Street chieftains living large in post-meltdown world

By Alison Fitzgerald

CEOs of banks that fueled the subprime crisis that led to the economic meltdown largely avoid consequences.

Bear Stearns mortgage executives have plum jobs on Wall Street

By Lauren Kyger and Alison Fitzgerald

Executives from the mortgage finance division that helped sink Bear Stearns have similar jobs at major Wall Street banks.

IMPACT: Treasury to open Comerica deal to new bids after CPI report

By Daniel Wagner

Multimillion-dollar government deal with Comerica will be re-bid in 2015 after reports of lack of transparency and competition.

JPMorgan Chase’s record highlights doubts about big banks’ devotion to fighting flow of dirty money

By Michael Hudson

JPMorgan Chase’s record highlights doubts about devotion to fighting flow of dirty money

Bailed-out banks, Freddie Mac, AIG gave $6 million to 2008 conventions

By John Dunbar and Michael Beckel

Corporate donors to 2008 party conventions included financial institutions bailed out by government.

New whistleblower cases allege continued bank fraud

By Amy Biegelsen and Emma Schwartz

Mortgage modifications and appraisal processes in question

FACT CHECK: Obama White House ‘full of Wall Street executives’?

By FactCheck.Org

Conservative super PAC runs ad on 'Obama's Wall Street Inner Circle'

Corzine gave $5 million to help candidates win office; now he's being grilled by Congress

By Aaron Mehta and Sandy Johnson

Once a member of Congress, Corzine now grilled by lawmakers on MF Global

Judge in Citigroup case has bucked trend of rubber stamping SEC settlements

SEC has long history of settling cases without requiring companies to admit guilt

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

By Michael Hudson

Former mortgage company employees say fraud was widespread in industry

Bailed-out banks paid no income tax in some years, according to study

By John Dunbar and John Dunbar

New study shows bailed-out banks among those companies that paid no income tax at least one year

Obama bundler Jon Corzine's financial firm hits the skids in bankruptcy

By Aaron Mehta

Jon Corzine, Obama's conduit to Wall Street, loses midas touch with new firm

The weekly watchdog: Oct. 24 - Oct. 28

By Bill Buzenberg

In case you missed them, catch up on this week's top investigations from iWatch News

Mortgage industry tanks, fraud continues at Countrywide

By Michael Hudson

As the mortgage industry melted down, fraud investigator kept up the pressure, soon lost her job

Mortgage industry whistleblower wins case against Bank of America

By Michael Hudson

Government awards mortgage whistleblower $930,000, job reinstatement

U.S. stock market plunge followed Financial Stability Oversight Council warning

By Michael Hudson

Financial Stability Oversight Council's warning of fragile markets borne out by stock market plunge

No unemployment worries for bank lobbyists in Washington, where business is booming

By Shirley Gao

Big banks bulking up Washington offices by hiring more lobbyists

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

SEC aims to shed more light on murky world of derivatives

By Shirley Gao and Julie Vorman

SEC aims to shed more light on murky world of derivatives

Bank of America, which spent $4 billion to buy Countrywide, now must pay $8.5 billion settlement to Countrywide investors

By Julie Vorman

BofA settles big investors' complaints about Countrywide mortgage-backed loans

Senior Treasury Dept. official is latest financial regulator to resign

By Julie Vorman

Yet another senior vacancy among banking regulators

Reform reading: CFTC chief says "my thinking has evolved" on derivatives regulation

By Shirley Gao

Ex-Goldman exec at the forefront of regulating derivatives

Reform reading: Will Warren aide fill top job at new consumer agency?

By Shirley Gao

Reform reading: Will Warren aide fill top job at new consumer agency?

Reform reading: Mortgage risk rule creates "unholy alliance" of lobbyists

By Shirley Gao

Reform reading: Mortgage risk retention rule creates "unholy alliance"

Data shows Deutsche Bank was key patron of questionable mortgage lenders

By Michael Hudson

Data shows Deutsche Bank was key patron of questionable mortgage lenders

WaMu, other banks motivated by greed, financial crisis probe concludes

By David Heath

WaMu, other bankers knowingly sold bad loans, Senate probe of crisis concludes

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