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The Hearing: May 3, 2009 - May 9, 2009

Don't Get Overly Exuberant About the Stress Test Results

The Brookings Institution's Douglas J. Elliott filed this guest blog post: The stress test results are in and the news is good: The banks do not need a lot of new capital and the taxpayer will be called on to...

By Sara Goo  |  May 8, 2009; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Banking  
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Do Bank Mergers Really Work?

Even as the debate continues over how to stabilize the financial system, the debate over how the financial system should be regulated in the future has already started. Over the next few months, we plan to bring you a number...

By James Kwak  |  May 7, 2009; 5:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Banking , Regulation  
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Is Chrysler's Chapter 11 Unconstitutional?

University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School professor David Zaring filed this guest blog post: Would the government-pushed reorganization of Chrysler, in which bondholders could receive less than they would in a liquidation (or some other resolution), be unconstitutional? We may get...

By Sara Goo  |  May 6, 2009; 6:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Autos , Nationalization  
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Staying the Course . . . Toward 1990s Japan?

University of Oregon economics professor and Economist's View blogger Mark Thoma filed this guest post. More than a year ago, I called for the Federal Reserve to begin aggressively removing toxic assets from the balance sheets of troubled banks in...

By Tim Lawson  |  May 5, 2009; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Banking  
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The Hearing Poll: Vote on Which Question Bernanke Should Answer

Or, post your own question in the comments section below....

By Sara Goo  |  May 5, 2009; 6:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  The Hearing Poll  
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Questions for Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke will testify before the Joint Economic Committee today and there’s plenty to talk about. It’s hard to predict the major strategic direction of any hearing, because this depends so much on what committee members decide to pursue, initial...

By Sara Goo  |  May 5, 2009; 6:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Banking  
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Bank Stress Tests: The Treasury's Conundrum

Originally, today was supposed to be the day that the results of the bank stress tests were publicly released. Now those results are expected Thursday. The stress tests were first announced by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Feb. 10 as...

By James Kwak  |  May 4, 2009; 6:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Banking  
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