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WASHINGTON | Fed proposes easing capital rules, testing of some big banks

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is proposing to ease requirements for holding capital and cash for U.S. banks that are big but smaller than the Wall Street mega-banks. The Fed’s proposal is the latest move by federal regulators to relax government oversight of financial firms in line with President Donald Trump’s objectives. The Fed governors … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Fed proposes easing capital rules, testing of some big banks

WASHINGTON  | Fed looks to ease rule that limits risky bank trading

WASHINGTON  — The Federal Reserve is preparing to ease a rule aimed at defusing the kind of risk-taking on Wall Street that helped trigger the 2008 financial meltdown. The Volcker Rule, crafted by regulators 4 1/2 years ago, changed the way the biggest U.S. banks do business. It bars banks’ risky trading bets for their … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Fed looks to ease rule that limits risky bank trading