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  • Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defends bailout

    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defends bailout
    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is convinced he saved the country from a depression and regular Americans from ending up in shantytowns and bread lines. And he's taking another shot at convincing you too. In his new book, "Stress Test," he...
  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to pay U.S. $10.2 billion more in dividends

    Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to pay U.S. $10.2 billion more in dividends
    Mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will pay the federal government $10.2 billion more in dividends for their 2008 rescue after both firms reported first-quarter profits Thursday. With the payments, the companies will have sent $213.1...
  • Neel Kashkari's stint running TARP inspired admiration, criticism

    Neel Kashkari's stint running TARP inspired admiration, criticism
    In 2008, when Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson needed someone to run the controversial bailout of the nation's banks, he turned to a trusted and unflappable aide who had followed him from Goldman Sachs to Washington — Neel Kashkari. "We had...
  • As memoir is released, Geithner defends his new private-equity job

    As memoir is released, Geithner defends his new private-equity job
    As Timothy F. Geithner began making the publicity rounds on Monday to push his newly released memoir, the former Treasury secretary defended his decision to join a top private-equity firm after leaving office last year. Critics have charged that...
  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac won't reduce loan limits, regulator says

    Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac won't reduce loan limits, regulator says
    The regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said Tuesday he would not force the mortgage finance giants to reduce the limits on loans they guarantee, because of concern about the slowing housing market. Mel Watt, who took over as director of the...
  • Talk of financial aid for Ukraine gains traction

    Talk of financial aid for Ukraine gains traction
    WASHINGTON — Russia's military action in Crimea has strengthened support for economic aid to beleaguered Ukraine, yet the multibillion-dollar package under discussion in world capitals still must navigate a treacherous course. With Russian...
  • Robert B. Reich: The 'you're paid what you're worth' myth

    It's often assumed that people are paid what they're worth. According to this logic, minimum wage workers aren't worth more than the $7.25 an hour they now receive. If they were worth more, they'd earn more. Any attempt to force employers to pay them more...
  • Senate confirms Rep. Mel Watt as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac regulator

    Senate confirms Rep. Mel Watt as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac regulator
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted 57-41 on Tuesday to confirm Rep. Mel Watt to head the agency overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, ending a long battle by President Obama to install a regulator open to more aggressive action to help struggling homeowners....
  • Obama to tap Treasury official for key Wall Street oversight post

    Obama to tap Treasury official for key Wall Street oversight post
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Tuesday will nominate the Treasury Department official in charge of the $800-billion financial bailout fund to be the next chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which oversees the complex derivatives...
  • FHA reports improvements in finances, but net worth still negative

    FHA reports improvements in finances, but net worth still negative
    The Federal Housing Administration, fresh from a $1.7-billion bailout, now projects that it will replenish its financial reserves to required levels in 2015, two years faster than it had predicted a year ago. The agency said its net worth remains in the...
  • Federal Housing Administration needs $1.7-billion bailout

    Federal Housing Administration needs $1.7-billion bailout
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Housing Administration, whose role in the real estate market expanded dramatically in recent years, on Friday said it would need approximately $1.7 billion to stabilize its long-term finances. It marks the first time the 79-...