Ryan Rainey

Reporter

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Ryan is a Reporter at Morning Consult covering financial regulation.


Finance Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Ryan Rainey and Sei Chong Week in Review Trade China announced it’s readying tariffs ranging from 5 percent to 25 percent on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods as the United States is considering raising its duties on a proposed tranche of $200 billion in imports from China from 10 percent to 25 percent. […]

Morning Consult Finance: China Threatens Tariffs on $60 Billion in U.S. Items

By Ryan Rainey Top Stories China announced it’s readying tariffs ranging from 5 percent to 25 percent on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods, in the latest threat related to the ongoing trade dispute between the two countries. (CNBC) Laura Wertheimer, the inspector general at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, is under investigation by the […]

Finance Brief: Senate Banking Committee Postpones Kraninger’s Nomination Vote

By Ryan Rainey Top Stories The Senate Banking Committee pushed back a planned markup to advance the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as well as other nominations for posts at Ginnie Mae and other agencies. The decision came as Senate leadership decided to recess the full chamber after Wednesday’s […]

Finance Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Ryan Rainey and Morgan Halvorsen Week in Review Executive branch Farmers affected by the global retaliation to tariffs put in place by President Donald Trump are slated to get a total of $12 billion under an aid package that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced. The plan was quickly criticized by GOP lawmakers from some […]

Finance Brief: SEC Rejects Bid for Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund

By Ryan Rainey Top Stories The Securities and Exchange Commission denied a bid for the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund in a 3-1 vote. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who proposed the ETF for the second time, argued unsuccessfully to the SEC that bitcoin could effectively avoid market manipulation. (CNBC) The Senate unanimously passed a miscellaneous tariff […]

Finance Brief: U.S. and EU Agree to Put New Tariffs on Hold

By Ryan Rainey Top Stories The European Union and United States agreed to hold off on imposing new tariffs in a deal President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced following a bilateral meeting. The agreement means the United States will put a hold on imposing tariffs on imports of cars, which Trump […]