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Market Turmoil Shows Risk Of Dealer, Sovereign Credit Default Swaps Clearing

By Katy Burne and Jacob Bunge
Published August 10 2011 Dow Jones

The market impact of Standard & Poor's decision to strip the U.S. of its triple-A credit rating--including roiled bank stocks and rising costs for default insurance on other highly rated sovereigns--helps illustrate why credit derivatives tied to governments and major derivatives dealers are not yet being processed by central clearinghouses.

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U.S. House Republicans Aim To Rescind Dodd-Frank Provisions

By Phil Mattingly and Jesse Hamilton
Published: March 16 2011 Bloomberg

U.S. House Republicans proposed changes to several provisions of the Dodd-Frank regulatory overhaul, including a credit-rating rule that was blamed for freezing the asset-backed securities market last year.

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Challenges to Dodd-Frank Surface In Congress

By Kevin Drawbaugh
Published: March 15 2011 Reuters

The first targeted legislative challenges to 2010'2 Dodd-Frank financial regulation reforms are emerging in the Congress, with nine senators introducing a bipartisan bill on Tuesday to delay a proposed cap on debit card interchange fees.

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House Republicans Go After Five Dodd-Frank Provisions

By Alan Zibel and Jessica Holzer
Published: March 14 2011 WSJ

House Republicans on Monday said they are drafting five bills to repeal or change parts of the Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law that have been opposed by business groups.

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Republicans Mount First Dodd-Frank Challenge

By Kevin Drawbaugh
Published: March 14 2011 Reuters

Congressional Republicans on Wednesday will stage their first outright challenge to 2010's Dodd-Frank financial regulation reforms with a fistful of bills favoring private equity firms, derivatives end-users and corporate CEOs.

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Corporate Lobbying Groups Attack Unintended Consequences Of Dodd-Frank Act

By Katy Burne
Published: February 14 2011 Dow Jones

Corporate groups lobbying to limit the sweep of new regulation on swaps users claimed Monday that the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law enacted last summer could cut corporate spending by $5.1 billion to $6.7 billion and could threaten as many as 130,000 U.S. jobs.

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'Swaps' Add A New Risk

By Ari Weinberg
Published: February 7 2011 WSJ

Many mutual funds hold a type of financial instrument that most individuals have never heard of—and that in extreme conditions could saddle them with losses due to a risk they didn't know they were taking.

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US House GOP Targets Key Dodd-Frank Rules-Document

By Kevin Drawbaugh and Dave Clarke
Published: February 2 2011 Reuters

The "Volcker rule" aimed at curbing risky bank trading and new limits on the derivatives market are being targeted for review by Republicans on a key U.S. House Committee, according to a draft oversight plan.

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