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WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the newest member of the Senate Banking Committee, waited patiently for her first chance to question top financial regulators at a recent hearing on Capitol Hill. When her turn finally came after 90 minutes,...
It's about time. Five years have passed since the financial crisis struck. And only now do Wall Street executives seem to be gaining awareness that many potential clients have lost trust in them and the stock market, and have been voting with their...
WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a darling of liberals who has been mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential contender, had kept a deliberately low profile since her election in November. In less than five minutes last week,...
WASHINGTON (AP)— A government watchdog says U.S. taxpayers are still owed $132.9 billion that companies haven’t repaid from the financial bailout, and some of that will never be recovered. The bailout launched at the height of the financial...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome to (yet) another rainy day here in the seat of government. Before we get into the usual mix of news, headlines, gossip and half-truths you've come to expect from us, we wanted to get......
Money & CompanyNeil Barofsky, leaving his job as watchdog of the Treasury Department's $700-billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, is taking a few shots at Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner on his way out the door. Barofsky, the special inspector general for the......
Money & CompanyThe Treasury Department has recovered 70% of the money distributed under the $700-billion bailout fund after American International Group paid back $6.9 billion of the money it owed. AIG made the repayment Tuesday after selling its holdings in MetLife...
Rep. Michele Bachmann of the Tea Party: 'We bought a bureaucracy that tells us which lightbulbs to buy'Top of the TicketMichele Bachmann of Tea Party Express says, 'Instead of a leaner, smarter government, we bought a bureaucracy that tells us which light bulbs to buy...
Money & CompanyNeil M. Barofsky, the outspoken special inspector general who has been the top watchdog of the $700-billion financial bailout fund, submitted his resignation to President Obama on Monday. Barofsky often has been sharply critical of the way the Treasury...
The Swamp(Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) by Frank James As the fingerpointing continues following the House's failure to pass the $700 billion bailout, a lot of blame is going to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. for first trying to run roughshod......
Spin CycleMcCain's campaign sends out an e-mail praising the SEC for dropping "mark to market" rules -- financial accounting rules that essentially require that securities that have lost value be written down to their actual value instead of being carried at......
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The SwampRep. Peter DeFazio introduces the "No Bailout Act" with other House members on September 30, 2008 on Capitol Hill. (Photo: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images) by Frank James You know the failed but still alive $700 billion bailout proposal has scrambled......
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