Investors and financial institutions are grappling with uncertainty over new Dodd-Frank derivatives rules.
And regulators struggle to meet rulewriting deadlines in the law against a headwind of opposition.
Nearly 40 percent of homeowners with a second mortgage are underwater on their homes.
Many will be watching Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech today — the first since the dismal jobs report released Friday — but few are expecting groundbreaking announcements.
Peter Diamond's withdrawal as a nominee to join the Fed is feeding Democratic frustration.