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Examining the Increase in Prepaid Cards as Alternatives to Bank Accounts

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

by Joe Valenti | Thursday, December 20, 2012

Capital Rules Should Promote Safety and Soundness

Home saleComments 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

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

Foreclosure signA 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, 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

Filling in the Gaps in Our Trade Intelligence

Sabina Dewan says that a new trade enforcement office and possible crackdown on China solar panel subsidies don’t address the root of the problem.

by Sabina Dewan | Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Forging a Progressive Anglo-American Special Relationship

Matt Browne sets the state visit by the conservative British leader in the context of wider transatlantic progressive values.

by Matt Browne | Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Streamlining the Business and Government Interface

Sean Pool explains why the new Business USA portal is a key first step in bringing scattered federal programs together in one place to be more effective and efficient in helping business.

by Sean Pool | Thursday, February 23, 2012

Getting State-Owned Enterprises Right in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Sabina Dewan details why state-owned enterprises need to operate just like any other business in this proposed free trade region and suggests ways to make that happen.

by Sabina Dewan | Thursday, February 23, 2012