Walls street banks and derivative ban proposed

Senate aides inched closer Friday to combining separate bills that would establish oversight of the vast market for derivatives, an effort central to the ongoing push to revamp the nation’s financial regulations. The Senate banking and agricultural committees, which share jurisdiction over parts of the derivatives market, recently passed different versions of legislation with a …

Derivatives loopholes are a clear and present danger

This is a classic case of too little too late from the U.S. government. For a problem that was a clear and present danger to the United States years ago, the Bush administration took action Friday (November 14, 2008) to strengthen government oversight of derivatives trading and close the loopholes that have allowed these complex …