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$700 Billion Bank Bailout (2008)

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  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: A Few Housekeeping Changes.

     
    Good 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......
  • GM to Make $20 Million Investment in Fairifax Plant

    GM to Make $20 Million Investment in Fairifax Plant
    General Motors is re-investing in the Fairifax Plant in Kansas City, Kan. The company plans to make $20 million worth of changes to the plant to help with their building of the Buick Lacrosse. They're adding E-assist technology which will help make the...
  • How to avoid the next housing bubble

    How to avoid the next housing bubble
    Today's question: How do we avoid another disastrous housing bubble? Increased regulation, or trust the market to price risk better next time? Previously, Mitchell and Abromowitz discussed what Washington should do about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, John...
  • General Motors To File Bankruptcy Monday In Lower Manhattan

    General Motors To File Bankruptcy Monday In Lower Manhattan
    General Motors, the humbled auto giant that has been part of American life for more than 100 years, will file for bankruptcy protection on Monday in a deal that will give taxpayers a 60 percent ownership stake and expand the government's reach into big...
  • Bailout's failure on Paulson's head?

     
    (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......
  • Crisis: McCain says mark-to-market suspended

     
    McCain'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......
  • Bailout alternative offered by House Dems

     
    Rep. 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......
  • Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich: 'Lipstick' off

     
    by Mark Silva Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich are on top. Let history record that, for one fleeting moment perhaps this week, the most anti-establishment candidates for either major parties' presidential nominations this year - two who stirred a lot......
  • McCain, Bernanke: 'Not overly pleased'

     
    by Mark Silva The stunning news about the American economy delivered in the private session that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson held with congressional leaders on Capitol Hill two weeks ago today has been...
  • Senate predicts bailout passage today

     
    by Mark Silva With added sweeteners for resistant Republicans and Democrats alike, Senate leaders are voicing confidence today that they can win the $700-billion bailout of the nation's financial markets stalled on Capitol Hill. "We're going to fix the...
  • Automakers Get Loans, Want Bailout Too

     
    Wall Street isn???t alone in looking for a bailout; the Wall Street Journal reported today that even after getting $25 billion in low-interest federal loans to upgrade their plants so they can make more fuel-efficient cars (President Bush signed the......
  • House clears bailout path

     
    em>by Mark Silva The House has cleared the path for a $700 billion bailout of the nation's financial institutions today, warming up to a sweetened plan it rejected Monday. With a 223-205 vote this morning, the House has blocked any......