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  • 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...
  • Local firefighters hone skills to fight boat blazes

    Local firefighters hone skills to fight boat blazes
    Fighting fires on land has its risks, but tackling blazes on yachts, whether in the water or docked, presents its own challenges. That's what more than a dozen Fort Lauderdale and Davie firefighters learned Tuesday during specialized marine firefighting...
  • ETF that models billionaires' investments to launch in spring

    IBillionaire Inc., a company that models investments of the world's wealthiest people, plans to offer an exchange traded fund this spring that will allow the public to "invest like a billionaire," its top executive said Tuesday. After receiving about $1...
  • Bernanke leaves legacy of stimulus and stagnation

    WASHINGTON — As Ben S. Bernanke walks away from the Federal Reserve's marble headquarters on the Mall after presiding over his last policy meeting Wednesday, he will leave behind a bittersweet legacy. On one hand, his unprecedented efforts to...
  • BofA's legal costs mount in Countrywide mortgage fiasco

    NEW YORK — A federal judge will soon decide how much Bank of America should pay for some of Countrywide Financial Corp.'s sins in the lead-up to the financial crisis. Federal prosecutors want BofA to pay $864 million after the bank's stinging...
  • AIG to sell aircraft-leasing unit ILFC to AerCap for $5.4 billion

    Insurance giant American International Group Inc. announced it would sell a majority of its Century City aircraft-leasing unit to Netherlands-based AerCap Holdings, in a deal valued at $5.4 billion in cash and stock. The deal for International Lease...
  • Treasury official tapped to lead Commodity Futures Trading Commission

     Treasury official tapped to lead Commodity Futures Trading Commission
    WASHINGTON — President Obama tapped a senior Treasury official to take over as one of Wall Street's top regulators, leading the agency charged with overseeing complex financial derivatives. Obama said Tuesday he would nominate Timothy Massad to...
  • Financial crisis five-year anniversary: Part 2

    Last week marked the beginning of the fifth anniversary of the financial crisis. In the first week of that fateful September, four investment banks vanished (Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy, Bank of America swallowed the ailing and near-failing...
  • Cummings calls for AIG's Benmosche to step down over comments

    Cummings calls for AIG's Benmosche to step down over comments
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, called for the head of AIG to resign over comments he made comparing outrage over executive bonuses to lynchings that took place...
  • Of banker bonuses and public lynchings

    Of banker bonuses and public lynchings
    One can scarcely blame an appropriately-outraged Rep. Elijah E. Cummings for calling on AIG's Robert Benmosche to step down after the CEO compared the public criticism of the generous bonuses given top finance industry executives to lynchings in the...
  • Financial crisis five-year anniversary

    The traditional anniversary gift for a fifth anniversary is wood, so to honor of the fifth anniversary of the financial crisis, you can hand out wooden nickels. Five years ago, the U.S. financial system was brought to its knees. As a reminder of just...