| Sep 8, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) urged labor leaders Sunday to prepare for an uphill battle as they seek to strengthen the labor movement, beat back "powerful interests" and enact financial reform.
Warren made a speech at the quadrennial convention...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:30 PM
The leader of the nation's largest labor federation denounced several top American corporations and the U.S. Supreme Court for contributing to the erosion of the middle class.
In a fiery speech to thousands of union members at the AFL-CIO convention...
| Aug 26, 2013
Many pundits on the left, and even a growing number on the right, are ready to declare Hillary Rodham Clinton the next president of the United States.
Columnist Kathleen Parker recently spoke on a national cable program of Clinton "saving the world."...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — In an era of unprecedented efforts by the Federal Reserve to bolster the economy, add another first — a highly public campaign to influence the selection of the central bank's next chief.
Supporters of Fed Vice Chair Janet L....
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:33 PM
WASHINGTON — The nation's consumer watchdog for credit cards, mortgages and other financial products is set to emerge from a legal cloud that threatened its authority after a Senate deal paved the way for confirmation of its director.
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren has launched a campaign to make banks boring again as she pushes legislation to enact stricter regulations forcing deposit-taking financial institutions out of the investment business.
The Massachusetts Democrat wants...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:47 PM
WASHINGTON — A plan to restore lower interest rates on most college loans won Senate approval Wednesday, despite objections from a bloc of Democrats who warned it could ultimately increase the cost of a degree for many students.
| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:09 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for Richard Cordray to be confirmed as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after Democrats and Republicans struck a tentative agreement to avoid a confrontation over the use of...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:20 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sens. Elizabeth Warren and John McCain, along with two other colleagues, introduced legislation Thursday to reinstate the Glass-Steagall prohibition on federally insured banks from also operating as investment banks.
| May 1, 2013
| 8:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will nominate Democratic Rep. Mel Watt to head the federal housing agency that oversees taxpayer-owned Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a White House official said Wednesday.
Watt, an 11-term congressman from North Carolina,...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Will the candidates for L.A. mayor sign the People’s Pledge? Eric Garcetti would like to know if opponent Wendy Greuel would agree to a pledge that he said would reduce the influence of special interests in the campaign....