Paul Kiernan Reporter
  • Washington, D.c.
  • The Wall Street Journal

Paul Kiernan covers the Federal Reserve and U.S. economy from Washington, DC. He was previously based in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Mexico City.

Focus Areas

  • The Federal Reserve
  • U.S. Economy

137 Articles
5 days ago

FTX’s Collapse Upends Sam Bankman-Fried’s Washington Play

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Washington charm offensive revolved around a small financial regulator and a group of senators wi...

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11 days ago

Sam Bankman-Fried, FTX Team Among Top Political Donors Before Bankruptcy

Sam Bankman-Fried of the collapsed crypto exchange focused on contributing to Democrats, while a fellow executive lar...

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16 days ago

House Committee to Hold Hearing on FTX Collapse

House Financial Services Committee plans a December hearing on the cryptocurrency firm’s demise

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18 days ago

FTX Collapse Sets Back Crypto Agenda in Washington

The company had been pushing lawmakers for a bill widely considered friendly to the crypto industry.

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23 days ago

SEC Investigates Crypto Platform FTX

The agency expanded an investigation into the cryptocurrency platform following its sudden implosion this week, focus...

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27 days ago

Crypto Firms, Executives Step Up Campaign Donations, Lobbying Ahead of Midterms

The industry is seeking influence in Washington as regulators increase their scrutiny of digital assets.

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about 1 month ago

SEC Obtained Record $6.4 Billion in Monetary Sanctions in Past Fiscal Year

The agency raked in $6.4 billion in the latest fiscal year, as Chairman Gary Gensler focuses on high-profile cases an...

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about 1 month ago

WSJ News Exclusive | SEC Favors Midpoint Prices on Investor Stock Trades in Rules Overhaul

The proposal reflects a plan by the agency for broad changes in how small investors’ orders are handled.

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about 1 month ago

SEC to Vote on Rule to Claw Back Executive Pay

Commissioners are set to vote on requirements that companies claw back incentive pay from executives if they identify...

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about 1 month ago

SEC Chairman’s Agenda Strains Resources, Internal Watchdog Finds

A flurry of regulatory proposals has drawn staff away from other projects, inspector general says.

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2 months ago

Business Groups Sue CFPB Over Antidiscrimination Guidelines

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Bankers Association and other groups asked a federal court to stop the CFPB fr...

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3 months ago

U.S. Audit Inspectors Heading to China After Landmark Agreement

The outcome of inspections could determine whether Chinese stocks are allowed to continue trading in the U.S.

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