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The US Congress will return from its Easter recess on April 22nd with financial reform at the top of its agenda.

The sponsors of legislation in the House and Senate—Rep Barney Frank and Sen Christopher Dodd—have advanced reasonably compatible bills. But a closer look at the specific proposals shows reform could still be tripped up by contentious issues concerning a new consumer protection agency, the powers of different supervisors and rules on derivatives.

Read more at Financial Services Briefing: “A reform crusade faces compromise” (April 9th)