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The Hearing Archive: TARP

Getting Elizabeth Warren's Assessment

Elizabeth Warren appears today before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress to discuss “Measuring the Strength of Financial Institutions,” We should expect a candid assessment of the recent bank stress tests, including how they worked and their impact to date....

By Terri Rupar  |  June 9, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  TARP  
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The Showdown Over Chrysler and GM

GM is now likely to follow Chrysler into bankruptcy Monday. But the key issue is not whether it goes into bankruptcy, but what happens once it gets there. The plan, according to both GM and the Treasury Department, is for...

By James Kwak  |  May 28, 2009; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Autos , TARP  
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Fools Rush in to Ease Mark-to-Market Rules

University of Kentucky finance professor Joe Peek filed this guest blog post: As financial commentator Abraham Briloff famously noted, financial statements are like fine perfume: To be sniffed, but not swallowed. Such advice is even more relevant today with the...

By Sara Goo  |  April 28, 2009; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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TARP Inspector General Barofsky Weighs In

Some weeks it's hard not to have sympathy for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Last Tuesday he was grilled by the Troubled Assets Relief Program Congressional Oversight Panel; at the same time, two prominent economists and one Fed Bank chairman were...

By James Kwak  |  April 27, 2009; 6:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Treasury Sec. Geithner Testifies Today on Banking Industry

While the Joint Economic Committee hears from Joseph Stiglitz, Simon Johnson, and Thomas Hoenig, the man of the hour - Tim Geithner - will be meeting with the TARP Congressional Oversight Panel, chaired by Elizabeth Warren. The session begins at...

By James Kwak  |  April 21, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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