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[UPDATED 7:39am ET]Fmr. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (Romney supporter) says Romney understands private economy, which is in stark contrast to President Obama. re: JPMorgan Chase, says Romney believes we don't need more regulation but stronger regulation.
[UPDATED 7:10am ET] Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) co-Author of the "Volcker Rule" says what JPMorgan Chase did with bad investments is 'truly high-risk gambling.'
[UPDATED 7:07am ET] Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) co-Author of the "Volcker Rule" says market hedging not allowed under Volker rule. This is the type of investing [in JPMorgan Chase loss] the Volcker rule was designed to prevent. Says hopefully this will be a wake up call for regulators.
[UPDATED 7:01am ET] CNN's Dan Rivers explains charges against former News International exec Rebekah Brooks, who is charged for concealing evidence from police on the phone hacking scandal at News of the World.