Two key U.S. senators are pushing authorities to investigate whether Intel Corp. Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich violated insider-trading rules when he sold off a chunk of his shares in the chipmaker late last year.
Across the government, career staffers are finding ways to continue old policies, sometimes just by renaming a project.
Lawmakers scrambling to lock up Republican support for the tax reform bill added a complicated provision late in the process -- one that would provide a multimillion-dollar windfall to real estate investors such as President Donald Trump.
Days after being elected in an upset in one of the reddest of states, Senator-elect Doug Jones had a message for his new colleagues: I’ll work with both parties.
William Duhnke, a longtime Republican Senate aide, just got a significant pay bump.
The main U.S. derivatives regulator has reached a new pay deal with its employees as it moves to boost relations with workers whose unhappiness with the cash-strapped agency led them to join a labor union three years ago.
In its latest fiscal year, Wall Street’s top regulator sought the smallest amount of penalties since 2013, a drop that took place as the agency went months without permanent leadership and could show a softer approach to policing wrongdoing.
Silicon Valley’s tech giants should help Uncle Sam retaliate against Russia for meddling in American politics, according to the top Republican in the U.S. Senate.
President Donald Trump personally lobbied Saudi King Salman to list the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. on the New York Stock Exchange during a phone call between the world leaders on Saturday, according to a readout provided by the White House.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told government cybersecurity officials about a hack into its database of corporate filings soon after it happened last year, months before the agency’s new chairman made the breach public.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hails its database of company filings as an innovation that’s dramatically boosted corporate transparency. But a hack that led to the theft of market-moving secrets is the latest sign that technology also brings dangers the SEC is struggling to combat.
A little-known Republican Senate aide is in line to lead the accounting industry’s watchdog, setting up an official who lacks experience in the auditing profession for one of the highest-paying jobs in financial regulation.
The long-term recovery for thousands of Texans whose homes were decimated by Hurricane Harvey rests with a Trump administration government outsider who wants his agency’s budget cut by billions of dollars.
Law professor Robert Jackson is the Trump administration’s pick to fill the open Democratic seat at the Securities and Exchange Commission, raising the chances that Wall Street’s main regulator will have a full complement of commissioners for the first time since 2015.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission economists are throwing cold water on Wall Street’s persistent complaints that post-crisis regulations have made markets more susceptible to shocks.
Former presidential campaign manager Corey Lewandowski urged the Trump administration to fire the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a sign that Republicans are stepping up attacks on the agency that’s targeted Wall Street conduct.
Republican congressional leaders doubled down on their pledge to overhaul the U.S. tax code by the end of the year after party leaders abandoned a proposal to tax companies’ domestic sales and imports.
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton has hired a point person to manage the agency’s relationship with Congress, a key a position at a time when Republican lawmakers and the Trump administration are eager to overhaul financial rules.
Sharon Bowen, the only Democrat on the U.S. regulator in charge of overseeing a major chunk of the $483 trillion derivatives market, announced Tuesday that she’d leave her post before her term ends next year.
Hester Peirce, a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission counsel and Senate aide, is the Trump administration’s likely choice to fill the open Republican seat at the Wall Street regulator, according to people familiar with the matter.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday that if he was king for a day, he would repeal the Dodd-Frank Act. But he’s not, and securing enough votes in the Senate to give Wall Street relief from the 2010 law’s sweeping constraints is difficult.
After the 2008 financial crisis, the U.S. set up the Financial Stability Oversight Council to monitor Wall Street threats that could lead to another crash.
The Trump administration is quietly helping Wall Street in its campaign to chip away at the toughest trading restriction imposed on banks after the financial crisis.
President Donald Trump’s foreign policy has shaken long-time U.S. allies and left them off-balance, according to his predecessor’s top national security aide.
Facing possible budget cuts under President Donald Trump, the Securities and Exchange Commission is eliminating dozens of contractors hired to help root out Wall Street fraud, said two people with knowledge of the matter.
President Donald Trump’s push to roll back Wall Street regulations is being held up by his inability to fill open seats at the two main agencies charged with overseeing the financial industry.
President Donald Trump picked J. Christopher Giancarlo, a Commodity Futures Trading Commission member who spent more than a decade working in the derivatives industry, to head the U.S. agency that oversees those markets.
President Donald Trump stepped up his criticism of financial regulations, pledging to go after the 2010 Dodd-Frank banking overhaul because he said the law has made it difficult for businesses to get loans.
J. Christopher Giancarlo, a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with close ties to the derivatives industry, is President-elect Donald Trump’s top choice to head the U.S.’s main swaps regulator, a person familiar with the matter said.
Donald Trump assailed Wall Street on the campaign trail, and frequently criticized his political opponents for their ties to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Now, Trump is relying on a lawyer who has spent his career representing financial firms, and has his own close ties to Goldman, to lead Wall Street’s top regulator.
President-elect Donald Trump is considering George Conway, a long-time corporate lawyer and the husband of senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, to be U.S. solicitor general, the government’s top appellate lawyer, according to two people familiar with the matter.
President-elect Donald Trump is considering nominating ex-U.S. attorney Debra Wong Yang to run the Securities and Exchange Commission, positioning her to be the second consecutive former federal prosecutor to lead Wall Street’s top regulator, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter.
The death of Cuba’s Fidel Castro offers an early glimpse at how U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will need to balance his pro-growth economic plans and allegiance to business with the hard-line campaign pledges that helped him win the election.
Donald Trump is turning to a former member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who’s known for opposing controversial market rules to help pick new leadership for financial regulators.
Political friction and vacancies in top posts at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have increased the likelihood that Chair Mary Jo White could remain in the job beyond the end of President Barack Obama’s term.
The Federal Reserve "should have to abide by the same basic principles as other regulators -- transparency, accountability, and due process in writing rules," according to a capital markets reform plan released Monday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Donald Trump’s call for a moratorium on new regulations is getting a chilly reception in Washington’s financial-services lobbying community, where battle-weary trade groups are warning that the Republican presidential nominee’s plans could bring risks along with any rewards.
World leaders from the Vatican to Washington offered support to Ecuador as casualties mounted following one of the strongest earthquakes to strike the South American country in decades.
Millions of Mexicans pay for everything from food to medicine with cash from relatives working in the U.S. Now, the money may allow them to get car loans in a country where a large swath of the population has no access to credit.