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Treasury Announces New TARP Rules Tuesday 10.2.2009 NPR News
The Obama administration is ready to reveal a revamped federal financial bailout program. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Tuesday outlines details of a plan that officials say will place more strings on banks getting a boost and dramatically increase loans made available to buy homes and cars and pay for college.
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Bailout plan to impose new rules on banks 10.2.2009 MSNBC

Feb. 9:  CNBC's Steve Liesman offers economic analysis on the eve of a major announcement from Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on the Obama Administrations changes to the bank bailout plan. (Nightly News)The Obama administration, seeking to deal with the outrage over the handling of the government's $700 billion financial rescue program, plans to impose tough standards on future payments to banks.


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Editorial: Bush Had Nothing To Do With Financial Crisis 9.2.2009 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
As the financial crisis hit last September, NewsBusters regularly informed readers of the truth behind the matter, and that media assertions the Bush administration was to blame were politically motivated falsehoods intentionally designed to get Barack Obama elected president. On Saturday, the financial publication Barron's offered readers an by Hoover Institution visiting fellow Scott S. Powell which presented facts that were routinely withheld from the public during the campaign assuring the Democrat candidate victory in November. More importantly, Powell offered some compelling insights into the dangers of partisanship which sadly is negatively impacting today's stimulus package discussion. But before we get there, this was Powell's case ...
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US to agitate for brand new deal 8.2.2009 The Guardian -- Front Page
The winter sun barely warmed the several thousand union activists gathered in front of the Capitol in Washington last week. It was so cold that many of the gathered protesters stamped their feet to keep warm. But the words being delivered on the podium - in support of a bill making it much easier for unions to organise in the American workplace - were anything but chilly: they were full of old-fashioned left-wing fire. "I hate to talk about these guys!" shouted Democratic congressman George Miller as he lambasted the previous administration of George Bush and vice-president Dick Cheney. "I can't believe they were here for eight years ... Now we have President Barack Obama. God, do I love saying that!" The crowd cheered its support and then ...
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Beyond the Bailout: Agenda for a New Economy 7.2.2009 Truthout.com

    Winter 2009 Issue

    The financial crisis has put to rest the myths that our economic institutions are sound and markets work best when deregulated. Our economic institutions have failed, not only financially, but also socially and environmentally. This, combined with the election of a new president with a mandate for change, creates an opportune moment to rethink and redesign.

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Pen-and-paper tellers to a global catastrophe: Tracing the rise and (almost) fall of US banks 7.2.2009 Star Tribune: Business
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For banks, $80b gift from TARP 6.2.2009 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Goldman Sachs wants to pay back bailout money it received last year.

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Bush overpaid banks in bailout, watchdog says 6.2.2009 Twincities.com: Nation
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration overpaid tens of billions of dollars for stocks and other assets in its massive bailout last year of Wall Street banks and financial institutions, a new study by a government watchdog says.

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Bush overpaid banks in bailout, watchdog says 6.2.2009 Tucson Citizen
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration overpaid tens of billions of dollars for stocks and other assets in its massive bailout last year of Wall Street banks and financial institutions, a new study by a government watchdog says.
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Bush overpaid banks in bailout, watchdog says 6.2.2009 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
The Bush administration overpaid tens of billions of dollars for stocks and other assets in its massive bailout last year of Wall Street banks and financial institutions, a new study by a government watchdog says.
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Panel Says Feds Overpaid $78 Billion For Bailout 6.2.2009 WCCO: National
From a banker's perspective, it was a sweet deal. The federal government's $700 billion financial rescue program has had its share of problems since it was introduced last fall. CBS News correspondent Priya David reports that that the Bush administration's Troubled Assets Relief Program (or TARP), created to purchase the illiquid assets of tottering financial firms, overpaid banks by billions of taxpayer dollars.
Bush administration paid billions over market value in bank bailouts, watchdog panel finds 6.2.2009 Star Tribune: Nation
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Watchdogs: Government Overpaid for Wall Street Assets 6.2.2009 Truthout.com

    Washington - The federal government overpaid by about $78 billion for stock and other troubled assets when it bailed out big banks last year, and it lacks sufficient internal controls to police and protect taxpayers' investment in the institutions, government watchdogs said Thursday.

    The new special inspector general for the bailout effort, formally called the Troubled Asset Relief Program, issued his first report Thursday and said that the Treasury Department needs to put more safeguards in place to protect taxpayers.

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The True Origins of This Financial Crisis 6.2.2009 American Spectator
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Two narratives seem to be forming to describe the underlying causes of the financial crisis. One, as outlined in a New York ...
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Capitalist Punishment -- Bring on the Pillories 6.2.2009 Washington Post: Op-Eds
We are in some ways still a nation of Puritans, and we don't much cotton to people who can't take care of themselves and end up sponging off our generosity. We demand that welfare recipients do an honest day's work for their checks. And now, since President Obama laid down the law Wednesday, we demand that the guys who ran our banking system into the ground abide by our pay scales in return for our bailing them out.
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Watchdog: Treasury overpaid for bank stocks (AP) 6.2.2009 Yahoo: Top Stories
AP - A government watchdog has concluded that the federal government gave financial institutions a $78 billion subsidy last year by overpaying for stocks and other assets as part of its massive Wall Street rescue program. ...
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Oversight panel chair says Treasury paid billions over market value 6.2.2009 Star Tribune: Nation
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Treasury overpaid $78B in bailout Treasury overpaid by $78 billion for bank stocks 6.2.2009 Star Tribune: Nation
Watchdogs said the government paid too much for troubled bank assets.
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Progressive Breakfast: The Majority Fights Back 5.2.2009 Liberal Oasis
Progressive Breakfast is created for OurFuture.org, and is the morning roundup of what progressive movement members need to know to start the day. ALERT 1: Final vote on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act could be today. Call your Senators at...
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A new rulebook for financial regulations 5.2.2009 Boston Globe: Opinion
It's time for those who believe we have tasted enough of the fruit of reckless finance to offer an agenda for regulatory change.
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