Covering financial regulation for The Wall Street Journal. DC via ATL and Central Fla. andrew.ackerman@wsj.com

SEC Says House Trading Probe Hindered by Court Delays

online.wsj.com — WASHINGTON-Prosecutors gathering evidence into whether congressional staff helped tip Wall Street traders to a change in health-care policy have hit a snag: a sluggish court system. A Securities and Exchange Commission attorney said Friday that delays by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York have "impeded" its investigation.

CFTC’s Massad Sees ‘Progress’ On Global Derivatives Rules

online.wsj.com — European policy makers are far behind their U.S. counterparts in setting up postcrisis regulations for the multitrillion-dollar derivatives industry but Timothy Massad, the top U.S. overseer of swaps, said a coordinated system will ultimately emerge. Mr. Massad, four months into his tenure as head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said in a speech Thursday that regulators are making progress in establishing a coordinated...

Regulators likely to finalize relaxed mortgage rule Oct. 22

marketwatch.com — WASHINGTON--U.S. financial regulators are poised to finish long-delayed mortgage market standards as soon as next week, according to people familiar with the matter, adopting a relaxed set of rules designed to ensure credit is broadly available.

Regulators Likely to Finalize Relaxed Mortgage Rule Oct. 22

online.wsj.com — WASHINGTON-U.S. financial regulators are poised to finish long-delayed mortgage market standards as soon as next week, according to people familiar with the matter, adopting a relaxed set of rules designed to ensure credit is broadly available.

Regulators Are Set to Tighten Swaps Rules

online.wsj.com — WASHINGTON-Global regulators are preparing to impose new restrictions on banks, asset managers and others who use swaps to help hedge risks and speculate on market moves. The Federal Reserve and banking authorities around the world are developing new rules that would prevent banks from entering into swaps agreements with certain customers unless their contracts include measures to help protect the financial system in the event of a...

Banks Back Plan for Failing Lenders

online.wsj.com — The largest lenders in the U.S., Europe and Japan over the weekend agreed to new procedures to help inoculate the global financial system against the failure of giant banks.

Banks Ink Swaps Deal With U.S. Regulators

online.wsj.com — Eighteen of the top banks agreed to new procedures on swaps to help inoculate the global financial system against the failure of giant banks, addressing a key concern over "too big to fail."

Large banks to meet with Fed over derivatives

efinancialnews.com — The banks are expected to agree on a change in swaps language

Large banks to meet with Fed over derivatives

marketwatch.com — Global regulators are on the brink of a victory against "too big to fail, " as giant banks prepare to change how they handle their obligations with faltering trading partners in a bid to bolster the financial system.

Large Banks to Meet With Fed Over Derivatives

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Oct 24, 2014

Thought you were talking about money funds RT @pdacosta: Baghdad trying to raise capital buffers on.wsj.com/1tjLVy5

Oct 24, 2014

"“I’m up here every goddamned night,” Mr. Ryan says. “I’ve gained 20 pounds drinking Champagne since summer.” on.wsj.com/1vZNSj1

Oct 24, 2014

Insider-trading probe hindered by sluggish court, SEC says on.wsj.com/1wv7EB4

Oct 24, 2014

iTunes Music Sales Are Down More Than 13% This Year on.wsj.com/1tjIojv

Oct 23, 2014

RT @mims: Seriously Nigeria has Boko Haram but not Ebola. This means you can be disorganized enough to have warlords & still avoid hemorrha…

Oct 23, 2014

IE: very hard to transmit early. "As people become sicker, the viral load in the body builds..." nyti.ms/1FKHUXJ

Oct 23, 2014

RT @wisnefski: NYC Health Commissioner: The Ebola patient reported fatigue at bowling alley, but he was not symptomatic. First fever was today

Oct 23, 2014

@MikeStanton2012 Indeed. That's actually more precisely what I mean: NY has great public-health infrastructure that many other states lack.

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