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  • Treasury overpaid $78 bn for toxic assets

     
    by Frank James Here's yet another reason for American taxpayers to be disheartened about the federal government's management of the Troubled Asset Relief Program or TARP. Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard University law professor Congress chose to chair the...
  • Geithner: Does tax error pass smell test?

     
    Timothy Geithner, Obama's nominee as Treasury Secretary, has disclosed a couple of problems -- employing an undocumented housekeeper for a couple of years, and mistakenly not paying self-employment taxes on money he earned at the IMF. The Obama camp......
  • Obama: Executive pay, strings attached

     
    by Mark Silva The White House, having admittedly "screwed up'' in the vetting of a few executives to run the government, is attempting to clean up another situation which the president has called "shameful'' -- turning today to restrictions on......
  • Obama's pay limits: Read the fine print

     
    Obama's proposed $500K limit on executive compensation at bailed out Wall Street firms seems to be less than meets the eye: 1. It won't be retroactive, and seems to imply that Obama won't go after the Wall Street recipients......
  • Obama: 'Upper hand' in economic debate

     
    by Mark Silva On his way to Elkhart, Ind., this morning for the first of two "town hall'' meetings on his economic stimulus - and combating a Republican Party deriding his efforts as big, bad spending - President Barack Obama......
  • Obama hits road, prime-time, for stimulus

     
    by James Oliphant With the Obama administration facing a make-or-break week for enacting a massive economic stimulus package, officials ramped up pressure on lawmakers Sunday to waste no time sending the bill to the president for his signature....
  • Obama: 'Top man on the economy'

     
    by Mark Silva "The president's top man on the economy is the president,'' says Larry Summers, one of the president's top men on the economy, director of the National Economic Council. "These days, everybody thinks they're economists,'' President Barack...
  • Stock market dives on Geithner plan

     
    by Frank James It's never a good idea to read too much into Wall Street's reaction to news out of Washington. But it's worth noting that Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's announcement of the Obama Administration's plan to get credit flowing......
  • David Axelrod: 'Keeping our heads'

     
    by Mark Silva In the "new era of responsibility'' for things that go bumpy - with a president admitting that he "screwed up'' in his Cabinet nominations - is there a reason why the Treasury Department's rollout of a new......
  • Exec pay cap = Sen. Dodd job protection?

     
    (This posting has changed from the original version.) by Frank James You don't have to be a Wall Street money magnet to be concerned about the unintended consequences from a provision tucked into the $787 billion economic stimulus bill that......
  • Stimulus exec pay caps roil Wall Street

     
    by James Oliphant An effort to curb executive pay at the nation's most troubled banks, inserted at the last minute into Congress' mammoth economic stimulus bill, has sparked an outcry from financial services groups and others who warn the caps......