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Bailout Overseer Says Banks Misused TARP Funds; U.S. Expected to Miss Deadline on Detainee Policy; New Orleans Wants Ex-Residents Counted

POSTED: 10:11 AM ET, 07/20/2009 by Sarah Fitzpatrick

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Bailout Overseer Says Banks Misused TARP Funds Washington Post
Many of the banks that got federal aid to support increased lending have instead used some of the money to make investments, repay debts or buy other banks, according to a new report from the special inspector general overseeing the government's financial rescue program.

U.S. Expected to Miss Deadline on Detainee Policy Wall Street Journal
Obama administration officials said they will miss a deadline to make recommendations on detainee policy -- a key part of the plan to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by January -- and are expected to seek an extension.

New Orleans Wants Ex-Residents Counted Wall Street Journal
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is calling on former residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to claim their old city addresses in next year's census, drawing criticism for trying to circumvent rules for winning federal funds.

Drug Makers Criticized for Co-Pay Subsidies Wall Street Journal
Even as U.S. lawmakers seek new ways to rein in health-care spending, drug companies are quietly circumventing a proven tool for controlling prescription-drug costs: insurance co-payments

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By Sarah Fitzpatrick |  July 20, 2009; 10:11 AM ET The Daily Read
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