Obama signs sweeping financial overhaul into law

President Barack Obama speaks before he signs the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection financial reform bill at the Ronald Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, Wednesday, July 21, 2010. At left is Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

July 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Reveling in victory, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed into law the most sweeping reform of financial regulations since the Great Depression, a package that aims to protect consumers and ensure economic stability from Main Street to Wall Street.