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The Senate has approved a bill that eases regulations on banks. This legislation had broad bipartisan support but doesn’t go nearly as far as Republicans in the House want.

Evan Vucci / AP

Across the country, small bankers are calling a compromise in the U.S. Senate a “game changer” that will boost the economy, not just in big cities, but in smaller communities often ignored by the “Too Big To Fail” banks. But watchdogs and academics say the bill rolls back major parts of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill.

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The Federal Reserve says all of the country’s big banks passed this year’s stress test, in which regulators create a scenario where unemployment surges and banks lose hundreds of billions of dollars in loans. They then ask what that would do to a bank’s balance sheet.

Cliff Owen / AP

U.S. House Republicans fulfilled a campaign promise on Thursday by passing the Financial Choice Act along party lines. The bill attempts to undo much of Dodd-Frank, the financial regulation law created after the great recession.