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  • Treasury's holdings of mortgage-backed securities drop below $100 billion as sell-off continues

     
    The Treasury Department said Wedneday it had recovered about 65% of the $225 billion it spent to purchase mortgage-backed securities to help stabilize the housing market during the financial crisis as the government continues to slowly sell off its...
  • Lehman (and Wall Street) on the brink?

     
    by Frank James Sounds like the talks being held this weekend to save one of Wall Street's most important firms, Lehman Brothers, are disintegrating. Barclays Bank, the giant British financial services company, was in negotiations moderated by the...
  • John McCain: I'd fire SEC Chair Cox

     
    by Frank James We have what may be our first significant Republican sacrifice to the voter gods by Republican presidential nominee John McCain. That would be Securities and Exchange Commission Christopher Cox who, McCain said, bears significant blame...
  • Bailout: 110-page rescue: 'Now the votes'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 8:30 pm The 110-page bailout - the one offering the nation's "clogged'' financial markets a $350-billion purchase of bad mortgage debt and then another $350 billion if Congress buys it again - is ready......
  • Details on market bailout emerge

     
    Assistant Treasury Secretary Neel Kashkari speaks to the Institute of International Bankers Monday. (AP/Haraz N. Ghanbari) by James Oliphant Neel Kashkari has a critical job that didn't even exist a few weeks ago. He's the "assistant secretary for...
  • Credit crisis fixes: Six ideas here

     
    by William Neikirk A major economic stimulus package, including funds to rebuild the nation's infrastructure, is shaping up as one of the top ideas for responding to the worst financial crisis since the 1930s. Asked to name key measures that......
  • Feds unveil new plans to unfreeze credit

     
    by Frank James The Federal Reserve and Treasury Department unveiled their latest plans to loosen up the mortgage and consumer credit markets. The Fed is basically going to buy up to $600 billion in bonds and mortgage-backed securities of......
  • Federal Reserve goes deep

     
    by Frank James Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and the rest of the central bank policymakers decided to throw the long ball down the field to the end zone when everybody thought they were just going to try and pick......
  • South Florida???s big football week

     
    While Orange Bowl Committee members are pulling double duty, serving as ambassadors for tonight???s 75th annual FedEx Orange Bowl and next Thursday???s BCS National Championship Game, some people ??? and places -- are doing triple duty. The Dolphin...
  • Schumer: The Sen. from the Great State of CYA

     
    It's kind of like reading a novel about a schizophrenic Senator who can't resist doing favors for donors, but feels bad about it after he lets them wreck the nation's economy. For some light weekend reading, you might want......
  • Fed vows to keep pumping money

     
    by Frank James As expected, the Federal Reserve did the expected today, leaving unchanged a key interest rate which is essentially at zero. Still, the statement by the Fed's policymaking team, the Federal Open Market Committee, is noteworthy for a......