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  • On way out, TARP watchdog takes a few more jabs at Timothy Geithner

     
    Neil Barofsky, leaving his job as watchdog of the Treasury Department's $700-billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, is taking a few shots at Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner on his way out the door. Barofsky, the special inspector general for the......
  • TARP is 70% repaid after AIG makes $6.9-billion payment, Treasury Department says

     
    The Treasury Department has recovered 70% of the money distributed under the $700-billion bailout fund after American International Group paid back $6.9 billion of the money it owed. AIG made the repayment Tuesday after selling its holdings in MetLife...
  • 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......
  • Analysis: 'Too Big to Fail' captures the frustration of government officials and the arrogance of Wall Street leaders

    Analysis: 'Too Big to Fail' captures the frustration of government officials and the arrogance of Wall Street leaders
    Midway through the HBO docudrama "Too Big to Fail," the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York despairs that ordinary Americans "have no idea the whole thing is about to fall down." He's referring not to the stock market, which already was plunging...
  • Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner joins private equity firm

    WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner is becoming a financial industry executive, taking a high-level job with the private-equity firm Warburg Pincus, the firm announced Saturday. Geithner, who was a major player in the...
  • 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...
  • Timothy Geithner unapologetic in memoir of the financial crisis

    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner never seemed to fit in the nation’s capital. And he knew it. He begins his memoir, “Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises,” by admitting that he was “an unorthodox choice&...
  • Neel Kashkari says his diverse skills prepare him to serve as governor

    Neel Kashkari says his diverse skills prepare him to serve as governor
    Neel Kashkari's career has taken him from engineering to investment banking to managing the federal government's $700-billion bailout of Wall Street, overseeing stock funds and running for governor — all by age 40. What others might view as a...
  • L.A. Democratic leader roots for Republican Donnelly

    L.A. Democratic leader roots for Republican Donnelly
    It's not often that a Democratic party leader roots for a Republican. But on Tuesday night Eric Bauman, chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, said he was pulling for state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) in the California...
  • CNN Names Brianna Keilar Senior Political Correspondent

    CNN named Briana Keilar, its senior White House correspondent, to the new role of senior political correspondent and said she would be the lead reporter covering Hilary Clinton and the Democrats as the nation's next Presidential election takes shape. She...
  • 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...