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Spin CycleFrom last night, here's Paterson's statement on the bailout of AIG, which indicates that a new special session may be necessary to deal with budget shortfalls: "The decision tonight by the federal government to provide assistance to AIG will help......
The SwampFederal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appears on a television screen on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) by Frank James While leaving open the chance the economy could start......
Spin CycleFed Chairman Ben Bernanke drew the national spotlight Tuesday on Capitol Hill with his testimony -- and got an earful from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders who wanted to know which private banks were receiving loans. The testy exchange is......
The Swampby Frank James Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday called for a major reform of the financial regulatory system to create more "holistic" oversight of the world's largest financial institutions in an effort to avoid a repeat of the......
The SwampWatch CBS Videos Online by Frank James It was refreshing to see Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke do an on-the-record interview, breaking the central bank's tradition that the top official doesn't do interviews. It's too bad it took the worst......
Spin CycleFrom Newsday's business staff, Ellen Yan tells us the public can read the 15-page retention contract online, courtesy of the House financial services subcommittee, whose members were the ones grilling chief executive Edward Liddy the other day. The...
The Swampby Mark Silva Timothy Geithner, the somewhat embattled Treasury secretary whose strategy for settling the "toxic assets" clogging the nation's financial markets -- as Treasury's Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned at the close...
The Swampby Frank James Financial crises may result in the destruction of wealth and the dreams of many private citizens. But they're like fertilizer for the federal government, cultivating new agencies and employees meant to address the weaknesses in the overall....
The Swampby Frank James How does a president stop a nation from cutting off its nose to spite its face? That is the challenge now facing President Barack Obama as he tries to keep the populist rage against Wall Street, in......
The Swampby Frank James The Obama Administration wants to give Wall Street's masters of the universe a new master, the federal government. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will propose greater regulation of the financial markets when he testifies before the House...
The Swampby Frank James 9:05 pm -- The press conference is over, not having gone the full hour. Obama didn't make any news either way. There won't be any new controversies coming out of this press conference, which is the first......
The Swampby Frank James Rudolph Penner, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office, now an Urban Institute fellow, has a piece in which he likens the nation's economic situation to a minefield with many potential dangers all around: As we......
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