Rating agency is working hard to not get fooled again when it comes to risk on banks' balance sheets.
Repealing misguided reforms that place derivatives out of the reach of creditors is a better way of restraining banks, says law prof.
Derivatives will pose systemic risk even if big banks are broken up.
Self-interest is one thing, "God's work" quite another. And what do you call helping to bring down the financial system?
Yields help offset the recent drop in stock prices. But larger companies can still expect larger pension tabs in 2010.