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Complete study, then crack down

WASHINGTON, D.C. — What to do about the size of too-big-to-fail banks? Order a study. How to hold stockbrokers accountable for their dealings with clients? Another study. How to ensure the reliability of credit rating agencies? Study that, too.

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Auto dealers, local banks avoid oversight

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The financial overhaul bill awaiting final action in the Senate includes a new regulator whose aim is to make sure mortgages, credit cards and other products from big banks don’t abuse or confuse you.

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Bargain hunters retreat

NEW YORK CITY — A big bounce in stocks faded Tuesday after investors worried that a slowdown in the economy would continue to pound the market.

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Former mortgage exec pleads not guilty to fraud

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge has set a November 1 trial date for the former head of a major mortgage lending company accused of scheming to steal more than half a billion dollars from the government’s financial bailout fund.

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