Political Capital

A Chase bank branch at the company's New York headquarters.

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A Chase bank branch at the company's New York headquarters.

What You Need to Know to Talk About JPMorgan in Washington

By BGOV’s Nela Richardson and Christopher Payne The news that JPMorgan Chase & Co. is expecting a $2 billion loss from risky trading has led to calls for increased banking regulation. Bloomberg Government economists Nela Richardson and Christopher Payne put...

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James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Thomas Mitchell in 'It's a Wonderful Life.'

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James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Thomas Mitchell in 'It's a Wonderful Life.'

A Canadian Banker Washington Could Grow to Love

The last real bank is in Canada. While he’s not specifically referring to JPMorgan and the $2 billion loss that’s the talk of New York and Washington, Edmund Clark at Toronto-Dominion Bank says banks should be “old-fashioned.” “What fundamentally happened...

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The Toyota Prius hybrid at the 2012 Washington Auto Show.

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The Toyota Prius hybrid at the 2012 Washington Auto Show.

Volt Anyone? Prius? Start Your Engines…

Obama’s not the only one who wants to drive a Chevy Volt. Hybrids, plug-ins and battery-powered cars — the models that make up a category called electric-drive vehicles — posted the fastest sales growth in the U.S. auto market in the first...

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