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Episode 757: Strong Feelings About Dodd-Frank

U.S. President Barack Obama signs the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
U.S. President Barack Obama signs the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

After the 2008 financial crisis, lawmakers decided they needed to do something about the banking industry. The government had bailed out big banks like Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and JPMorgan Chase, and wanted to prevent another crisis.

The response was the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (aka Dodd-Frank), which was signed into law in 2010. In hundreds of pages, the law transformed the way finance is regulated in this country.

Now, President Donald Trump has made it clear he does not like Dodd-Frank and wants to make big changes.

So, we wanted to know, what are the important parts of Dodd-Frank? And what's going to happen to them?

We call everyone from bankers to Barney Frank to find out.

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