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The Concept and Potential of Adaptation Markets

article icon Issue Brief The idea of adaptation markets is relatively new and unfamiliar, but they could be valuable tools to build resilience to the effects of climate change.

By Gwynne Taraska | Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Pfizer’s Tax-Dodging Bid for AstraZeneca Shows Need to Tighten U.S. Tax Rules

Pfizer’s attempt to move its headquarters out of the United States by acquiring the U.K.-based AstraZeneca corporation highlights why the United States must prevent these kinds of corporate inversions—and why corporate tax reform must not become a race to the bottom.

By Harry Stein | Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Regulatory Burdens: The Impact of Dodd-Frank on Community Banking

CAP Senior Fellow Brad Miller testifies before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

By Brad Miller | Friday, July 19, 2013

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Protecting Consumers and Preserving Lending Programs

The Center for American Progress Housing team submits comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the qualified mortgage rule’s concurrent proposal.

By the CAP Housing Team | Friday, March 1, 2013

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Examining the Increase in Prepaid Cards as Alternatives to Bank Accounts

The Center for American Progress responds to the 2011 National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households.

By Joe Valenti | Thursday, December 20, 2012

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Capital Rules Should Promote Safety and Soundness

Comments from the CAP Housing team, the Mortgage Finance Working Group, and several other leading housing and consumer advocacy organizations outline how capital rules should help promote long-term homeownership.

By the CAP Housing Team and the Mortgage Finance Working Group | Monday, October 22, 2012

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Strengthening the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Proposed Mortgage Servicing Standards

A comment letter from the Center for American Progress outlines three main ways the bureau can strengthen its proposed standards.

By Julia Gordon | Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dodd-Frank Financial Reform After 2 Years

article icon Issue Brief Jennifer Erickson, Tamara Fucile, and David J. Lutton present five concrete ways that our financial markets are stronger now, two years after the signing of Dodd-Frank, and five concrete things that can make them even stronger.

By Jennifer Erickson, Tamara Fucile, and David Lutton | Friday, July 20, 2012

A View from the Precipice of the Euro Crisis

David Lutton gives an overview of proposals to solve the European debt disaster and explains which ones leaders should seriously consider at this week’s G-20 meeting.

By David Lutton | Monday, June 18, 2012

Getting the G-20 Behind More Effective Global Trade Rules

Sabina Dewan and Jordan Bernhardt detail how the upcoming G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico could result in meaningful global trade reform.

By Sabina Dewan and Jordan Bernhardt | Friday, June 15, 2012

Why We Need A Stronger Volcker Rule

play_alt icon Video Jennifer Erickson explains what the Volcker Rule is and why it needs to be strengthened to prevent banks from taking risky investments with taxpayer dollars.

By Jennifer Erickson | Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Volcker Rule Must Be Strengthened

Travis Waldron parses the evidence of why risky proprietary trading is the root of the bank’s big loss, something taxpayer-insured bank deposits should not be backstopping.

By Travis Waldron | Monday, May 21, 2012

5 Myths and Realities About U.S.-China Solar Trade Competition

Melanie Hart and Kate Gordon present the reasons why the United States needs to display a steady hand in its solar trade dispute with China.

By Melanie Hart and Kate Gordon | Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Japan’s Inclusion Makes the Trans-Pacific Partnership a Big Opportunity

A regional trade agreement being hammered out this week in Dallas could lead to improved trade between the United States and Japan once they get over a few hurdles, write Jordan Bernhardt and Sabina Dewan.

By Jordan Bernhardt and Sabina Dewan | Tuesday, May 8, 2012

French Progressive Victory Good For Economic Growth

Matt Browne details why the new socialist leader will focus on job creation and European-wide growth instead of austerity to cope with recessions and budget deficits.

By Matt Browne | Monday, May 7, 2012

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