Tara Jeffries

Finance Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers that the Trump administration does not support reinstating the firewall between investment and commercial banking required under the Depression-era Glass-Steagall Act, clarifying previous remarks from White House officials that indicated a preference for reinstating the law that was repealed in 1999.

Business Leaders Want Tax Changes Made Permanent

The House Ways and Means Committee’s first major tax reform hearing illustrated the work still ahead for Republican lawmakers as they attempt to overhaul the tax code and reconcile their blueprint with the White House agenda. The Thursday hearing also called into focus the high-pressure timeline they face to meet business expectations on enacting changes.

Finance Brief: Wells Fargo Sued by Philadelphia Over Alleged Predatory Lending

The City of Philadelphia sued Wells Fargo & Co., alleging that the country’s largest mortgage lender engaged in predatory lending. The lawsuit, which comes after a recent Supreme Court decision allowing cities to sue banks for alleged discrimination that leads to widespread defaults and lower property tax revenue, compounds Wells Fargo’s legal woes in the wake of its consumer fraud scandal.