This week President Barack Obama unveiled a number of proposals designed to change the way the Federal Government regulates banks, credit-card companies, and other financial institutions. Obama says he believes his plan will better protect against the kind of system-wide risks that led to the financial crisis and make financial products safer for consumers. Our Washington Bureau Chief Jane Sasseen discusses the scope of the plan and its chance of passage.
Plus, why the stock market may be getting ahead of itself and what BlackRock's purchase of Barclays Global Investors unit means for both companies.
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