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Representative David "Dave" Camp, a Republican from Michigan and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 26, 2014.

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Representative David "Dave" Camp, a Republican from Michigan and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 26, 2014.

Camp’s Bank Tax Drawing Party Fire

– written with Cheyenne Hopkins When Republican Rep. Dave Camp proposed a version of President Barack Obama’s bank tax, he irritated more than just the handful of companies that would be on the hook for $86.4 billion over the next...

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The Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York.

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The Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York.

Wall Street Hedged No Election Bets

With Republicans angry about the financial regulations pushed through by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, the securities and investment industry was the only major source of campaign contributions to switch sides in 2012 compared with 2008, giving a record...

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Balloons and confetti during the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

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Balloons and confetti during the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

Obama’s Speech: Hold the Balloons

There was one thing missing in a Charlotte convention hall filled with excitement for the somewhat ad-lib, 48-minute speech of former President Bill Clinton and his hug with President Barack Obama onstage afterward: The rafters of the Time Warner Cable...

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"March On Wall Street South" demonstrators march in Charlotte, North Carolina ahead of the Democratic National Convention, on September 2, 2012.

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"March On Wall Street South" demonstrators march in Charlotte, North Carolina ahead of the Democratic National Convention, on September 2, 2012.

Occupy Charlotte: Miniature Protest in the Heart of a Banking Giant

There’s not much happening here: A limited throng of protesters joined many more delegates converging on Charlotte today for the Democratic National Convention, as the city barricaded “Uptown Charlotte” streets for a march that attracted fewer people than organizers hoped...

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JP Morgan Chase headquarters in New York.

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JP Morgan Chase headquarters in New York.

Bankers Snap Up Swaps as Regulation Looms

The bankers are getting nervous. The talk in Washington about heightened regulation — and what seems like an increasingly real risk that talk may translate into action this time — has investors buying more credit-default swaps on Wall Street banks. In...

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