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Why the Only Answer is to Break Up the Biggest Wall Street Banks

On Wednesday, Federal bank regulators proposed to allow Wall Street more freedom to make riskier bets with federally-insured bank deposits – such as the money in your checking and savings accounts.  Read more.

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