News Articles By Mary Bottari

25 August 2010
Some will rob you with a six gun and some with a fountain pen – Woodie Guthrie Like mushrooms popping up in a damp basement, a slew of court settlements have been registered recently involving the... more
15 August 2010
With news reports that Government Sachs is trying to prevent Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren from being nominated by President Obama to head to the newly created Consumer Financial... more
02 August 2010
I asked subscribers to the Bankster list to rate the bank reform bill that just passed Congress. I appreciate the fact that some folks took the time to rank the three parts of the bill, which include... more
20 July 2010
The June update of federal government expenditures in the Wall Street bailout by the Center for Media and Democracy shows that the multi-trillion dollar legacy of the financial crisis largely remains... more
16 July 2010
After a classic David and Goliath showdown between Wall Street might and a small band of reformers, a 2,000 page Wall Street reform bill passed the U.S. Senate Thursday afternoon 60-39. The bill is... more
14 July 2010
The Democrats have rounded-up the 60 votes needed to pass the bank reform bill. We want to hear from you about what you think of the bill on the verge of passage and what grade you would give it.... more
08 July 2010
The fate of the Wall Street reform bill is up in the air after the death of Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia. The bill is a single confirmed vote short of the 60 votes needed to get past a... more
08 July 2010
You know that Wall Street reform bill pending in the Senate? Some last minute insertions add up to a surprisingly big win for the developing world. Oil Companies Required to Detail the Dough Paid... more
30 June 2010
Everyone in America remembers the summer of 2008 when gas prices rose to over $4.00 a gallon. The puzzling price spike caused hardship for many Americans, but it had a disproportionate impact on... more

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