Reacting to weekend events in the financial markets, the two major presidential candidates renewed calls Monday for a regulatory restructuring, and the Senate Banking Committee postponed a hearing with regulators on the government's takeover of the government-sponsored enterprises.

Economic advisers to the Republican nominee, Sen. John McCain, and the Democratic nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, exhibited little difference between the two campaigns, with both asserting that consolidating financial regulatory agencies and beefing up their oversight would be a part of their candidate's roadmap for his presidency.

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