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    September 26, 2014:


    After Eric Holder Resigns, A Look at His Record on Bank Prosecutions
    Former financial regulator Bill Black says Holder's legacy on "too big to fail" is "too big to jail"

      October 3, 14

    FBI Targets Minority Communities in Mortgage Fraud Investigations
    Former bank regulator Bill Black says Attorney General Eric Holder must stop targeting minorities and instead focus on the mortgage fraud of banksters

      October 3, 14

    Ecuador to Adopt Digital Currency
    Economist Bill Black says Ecuador's plan is supposed to provide bank services to rural communities through mobile phones

      October 3, 14

    NY Bank's Alleged Redlining Has Roots in Government Practice
    Former financial regulator Bill Black discusses the significance of a new lawsuit against Evans Bancorp that alleges the bank would not give loans to black neighborhoods

      October 3, 14

    Sacramento Residents Found Not Guilty of Mortgage Fraud
    TRNN regular contributor Bill Black discusses his role in a major legal victory in which lenders were found to have ignored gaping holes and blatant lies in loan applications

      October 3, 14

    BNP Paribas Fine Shows Financial Crime Still Pays Big-Time
    Bill Black: Federal regulators remain the leading opponents of vigorous prosecutions

      October 3, 14

    U.S. Supreme Court Preserves Power of Finance Over Argentina
    Bill Black reports on the significance of the refusal of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear cases involving Argentinian debt obligations to international creditors

      October 3, 14

    Why the Worst Get on Top in Economics
    Bill Black: History has proved Nobel prize winning economist Friedrich von Hayek, the patron saint of plutocrats and libertarians, profoundly wrong

      October 3, 14

    No Evidence Justice Dept. Will Prosecute U.S. Banks Responsible for Financial Crisis
    Bill Black: Although Attorney General Holder says no bank is too big to prosecute, the Justice Department will be going after foreign banks instead of making an example of the leadership behind the financial crash

      October 3, 14

    Big Banks Caught Red Handed but Continue to Avoid Prosecution
    Bill Black: Despite a government accountability office investigation uncovering new evidence of illegal robo-signing, authorities still striking deals instead of locking up wrongdoers

      October 3, 14

    New Law Requires Swiss Banks to Report Customers Evading Tax
    Bill Black: Swiss banks have notoriously kept customers' finances secret but European Union law will challenge that structure

      October 3, 14

    The Savings and Loan Crisis Demonstrates the Importance of Glass-Steagall
    Bill Black: When remembering recently passed away Charles Keating,a key architect of the S&L Crisis, we are reminded of the importance of the Glass- Steagall Act of 1933

      October 3, 14

    The European Central Bank's War on Wages is Pushing Europe's Economy to the Brink
    Bill Black: The media has failed to report on the causes and possible solutions for Europe's deflating economy

      October 3, 14

    Charles Keating, the Financier Behind the Savings and Loan Scandal, Dies at 90
    Bill Black: While Wall Street executives responsible for the subprime mortgage crisis were never indicted, Charles Keating was criminally prosecuted for the 1980s Savings and Loan scandal

      October 3, 14

    How the Ecuadorian Economy Grew in a Global Recession
    Economist Bill Black discusses how the investment in education, healthcare, and infrastructure fueled Ecuador's economic "miracle"

      October 3, 14

    Swiss Bank That Facilitated U.S. Tax Evasion Continues To Avoid Prosecution
    Bill Black: Although Credit Suisse helped ultra-wealthy Americans evade taxes, the bank will face no prosecution due to Swiss bank secrecy laws and a heedless U.S. Justice department

      February 27, 2014

    Speculators Are Buying Up Vacant Properties With Mixed Results For Cities
    Bill Black: As private equity and investment firms purchase vacant properties, it's leading to the restoration of homes and a decline in vacancy, but also causing a decline in tax revenue in some cities

      October 3, 14

    European Officials Pushing Austerity in Spain to Boost Corporate Profits By Repressing Unions and Wages
    Bill Black: International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank are pushing countries to accept a pro-corporate agenda that entails pushing down workers' wage across Europe

      February 5, 2014

    Emerging Market Financial Crises Raise Concerns About Another Global Recession
    Bill Black: A rise in inflation in emerging markets like Argentina is causing a state of panic over the future health of the global economy

      January 28, 2014

    NC Republicans Raise Taxes on Working Families While Giving Huge Tax Breaks to Millionaires and Corporations
    Bill Black: NC drops progressive tax code by instituting a flat tax and eliminating earned income tax credit

      October 3, 14

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