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Under legislation approved by the House on Tuesday, SunTrust and other banks with up to $250 billion in assets could be exempted from the toughest rules of the Dodd-Frank law. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Rolls Back Part Of Dodd-Frank, Easing Rules For Midsize, Smaller Banks

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, shown last October at a panel discussion in Richmond, Va., called Tuesday's vote "a giant setback for every consumer in this country. Wall Street won and ordinary people lost." Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Senate Kills Rule On Class-Action Suits Against Financial Companies

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking Committee in July. President Trump has given mixed signals about whether he will re-appoint her when her term as chair expires in February. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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A Wells Fargo Bank branch office in San Francisco. The bank acknowledges it signed up nearly 500,000 auto-loan customers for insurance they didn't need. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Snatched My Car? Wells Fargo Did

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Weiqi Zhu, an equity derivatives trader in Hong Kong, is one of an increasing number of financial sector employees from mainland China who are dominating the city's banking sector. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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How Hong Kong's Banks Turned Chinese

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Large German bank KfW says it quickly recovered money it had mistakenly sent to four other banks. Here, one of its Berlin offices is seen in a 2015 photo. ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption

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Hotel employees watch Donald Trump following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Trump International Hotel on Oct. 26 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Loans From Troubled German Bank Pose Conflict Of Interest

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Wall Street financier Steve Mnuchin is being considered to serve as Treasury secretary under Donald Trump. Mnuchin assembled investors who bought IndyMac, a failed bank that had been taken over by the FDIC. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Trump's Potential Treasury Secretary Headed A 'Foreclosure Machine'

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Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank celebrate as their Dodd-Frank banking regulation bill is signed into law in 2010. President-elect Donald Trump has said he is interested in doing away with it. Charles Dharapak/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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'Mystery Shoppers' Help U.S. Regulators Fight Racial Discrimination At Banks

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House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, shown here at a hearing in March, claims many of the provisions in Dodd-Frank have hurt the economy. Jacquelyn Martin/wld hide caption

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray says financial firms use arbitration to "sidestep the legal system [and] avoid accountability." But industry officials say a proposed ban on mandatory arbitration clauses will lead to frivolous legal action. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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New Rule Would Make It Easier For Consumers To Sue Banks

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The JPMorgan Chase headquarters is seen in New York. Sen. Bernie Sanders has said it and other major banks are too big and powerful. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Breaking Up The Banks May Be More Complicated Than It Seems

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A pedestrian walks past the building housing the offices of Mossack Fonseca in Panama City, Panama, on Tuesday. The massive trove of emails, contracts and other papers from the law firm is being called the largest document leak in history. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Progress Made To Rein In Shell Corporations, But More Action Needed

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Neel Kashkari, head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, says some U.S. banks are still too big. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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He Led The Financial Bailout But Says Banks Are Still Too Big To Fail

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The counterfeit site coolsound.co doesn't say where the company is based. But the source code behind the site reveals tracking cookies from China. coolsound.co / Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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How Major Chinese Banks Help Sell Knock-Offs

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Stonegate Bank's Pompano Beach, Fla., location, shown here, announced it is setting up a correspondent banking relationship with a Cuban financial institution. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Little Florida Bank Goes Where Behemoths Fear To Tread: Cuba

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Mark Patterson, owner of PATCO Construction in Sanford, Maine, said his company lost more than $500,000 to cyberfraud. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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When Cyberfraud Hits Businesses, Banks May Not Offer Protection

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