Sources: Morris Schneider Wittstadt declaring bankruptcy, closing immediately

Sources: Morris Schneider Wittstadt declaring bankruptcy, closing immediately

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Rick Perry: We’re tired of Wall Street getting special treatment

Presidential hopeful tells CBS News “there is nothing too big to fail”
Ben Lane
If former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is able to avoid some of the snafus that undid his previous bid for the White House, the nation’s biggest banks could be facing a whole new set of rules and regulations that could change the financial system and have a significant impact on housing.
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Op-ed: Arrogant billionaires sue government over taxpayer bailout

How far will this go?
Brena Swanson
Billionaires of Wall Street went to court to argue that they didn’t benefit enough from the bailouts and that taxpayers should pay them tens of billions of dollars more…wait what?
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JPMorgan’s Dimon to Sen. Warren: Hit me with a fine. We can afford it

New afterword from Warren’s book reveals tense exchange
Ben Lane
It’s probably safe to say that of all the elected officials that walk the halls on Capitol Hill, Sen. Elizabeth Warren isn’t Wall Street’s favorite, but a newly released excerpt from Warren’s book “A Fighting Chance,” shows just how tense her interactions with Wall Street’s bigwigs can be.
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Lawsky announces 3 new areas of enforcement

NYDFS superintendent unveils plan at Columbia School of Law
Sarah Wheeler
NYFDS Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky spoke about financial regulation at Columbia Law School today and outlined three new areas his office will be looking at.
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Harvard study shows Dodd-Frank just made everything worse

Dodd-Frank? More like Dodd-Frankenstein
Trey Garrison
The Harvard Kennedy School of Business looked at Dodd-Frank and found that the cure sold by the snake oil salesmen — both in political office and the corner offices —was worse than the initial ailment.
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Ocwen Financial taking a beating in the ratings, on the Street

Ratings downgrades and falling stock follow NYDFS assault
Trey Garrison
Ocwen Financial is enduring a second day that looks like a UFC-level beat down on Wall Street as ratings agencies and investors turn on the firm after the New York Department of Financial Services dealt the nonbank firm yet another blow on Tuesday.
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Private equity firms fund Wall Street

Blackstone ranks as one of the highest fee-payers
Brena Swanson
Private equity firms are carving out a more prominent position in the financial market as investment banking fees continue to rise.
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SEC tells two Wall Street bond traders this isn't Monopoly

Accused of Free Parking
Brena Swanson
Two Wall Street traders are charged with involvement in a “parking” scheme that arranged for one to purchase several securities with the understanding that the other would repurchase them at a profit in order to skirt around company rules.
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NY AG appoints new investor protection chief

HousingWire Staff
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman appointed a new chief to lead the AG's Investor Protection Bureau. The group spearheads investigations related to the sale of mortgage-backed securities.
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Falling mortgage activity at banks could dampen 3Q earnings

HousingWire Staff
With third-quarter earnings right around the corner, rising rates and a sharp decline in refinancing activity could produce additional job cuts and worsen the already gloomy mood on Wall Street.
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