And doing business as a too-big-to-fail bank means more money transactions by volume, compared to smaller banks. Mix that with a perception that the big bank is too-big-to-fail and investors show favoritism.
The New York Federal Reserve announced Tuesday it selected William C. Dudley as its new president and CEO. Dudley, 56, will succeed Timothy Geithner, who was sworn in as the new Treasury secretary late Monday.
They've been called "the dream team" -- dubbed by supporters as brilliant, outstanding and exceptionally talented, President-elect Barack Obama unveiled nominations for his administration's economic team Monday. Among them is current New York Federal Reserve President Timothy Geithner, who Obama has tabbed as the next secretary of the U.S. Treasury, a position that will undoubtedly shape the tenor of the mortgage financial market for the next four years.
As Ben Bernanke delivered largely unsurprising remarks Tuesday suggesting that a formalized regulatory structure was needed to manage future potential failures of large investment banks, lawmakers in the House of Representatives said they would hold the first of a series of hearings on growing systemic risk in the nation's financial markets.
One by one, they filed into the city council chambers. They took their seats and waited their turn, and once there weren’t any seats left, they moved to the seldom-used overflow seating. When the overflow seating filled, they moved to the civic center so they could watch the meeting on a closed-circuit feed..
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Only seven or eight years ago, mortgage fraud was one of the top stories in the industry. It was quite common to see stories estimating losses in the millions, with some experts suggesting that these numbers were only the tip of the iceberg. Lenders and their partners scrambled to strengthen their fraud-prevention strategies. Read More