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NEW YORK – President Barack Obama rebuked Wall Street for risky practices Thursday even as he sought its leaders' help for "updated, commonsense" banking regulations to head off any new financial crisis.
"Ultimately there is no dividing line between Main Street and Wall Street. We rise or we fall together as one nation. So I urge you to join me," said in a high-stakes speech near the nation's financial hub. His audience included some of the nation's most influential bankers.
The president acknowledged differences of opinion over how to best protect bailout-weary taxpayers but de