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Toxic asset plan draws criticism

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The Obama administration is preparing for a busy week mobilizing its economic policy. As Bianca Solorzano reports, embattled Treasury Secretary Geithner will unveil details of a new banking plan. Video Selling A Tax And Spend Budget Obama hit the media circuit to sell his $3.55 trillion budget to the American people. As Kimberly Dozier reports, the president is expected to face opposition from both Democrats and Republicans. Video Obama Defends Geithner In an exclusive interview with 60 Minutes, President Barack Obama defended Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner from public scrutiny. The Obama administration said the bank rescue ...
" on the balance sheets of financial institutions. This program is one of the initiatives coming out of the implementation of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) as implemented by the U.S. Treasury under Secretary Timothy Geithner . The major stock market indexes in the United States rallied on the day of the announcement rising by over six percent with the shares of bank stocks leading the way. 1 As of early June 2009, the program has not been implemented yet and is considered delayed. 2 Yet, the Legacy Securities Program implemented by the Federal Reserve has begun by fall 2009 and the Legacy Loans Program is being ...
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June 29 2009: California tipping in the ocean
The same US banks who, facilitated by various governments, hit the taxpayer for trillions of dollars, now have decided they don't have quite enough yet. So, again facilitated by the government, which "failed" to close the loopholes in a new bank law, they go after the taxpayer again, this time for fees on credit cards and even debit cards. A little bit of an overdraft, and a 3000% or more interest rate will land on your doorstep. It just goes on, doesn't it, this madness? If it still hasn't been stopped yet, why would we expect it to stop at any time in the future? Usury and swindle are not accidents, ... market research, surveys and trends


Chinese mining firm contrite - Taipei Times - archives
Despite media criticism and a likely fine in the millions of dollars, Credit Suisse says Zijin��s profits should jump 45 percent this year to US$750 million AP , BEIJING Monday, Jul 26, 2010, Page 11 ��Zijin Mining is like a selfish, gold-hungry crocodile. It takes no responsibility for the local people��s life and health.�� �X a ��Guangzhou Daily�� editorial A month ago, Zijin Mining Group (�����q�~����) was a Chinese corporate star, a profitable gold and copper mining company with ambitions to expand abroad. Today, the company is an environmental villain, after a July 3 leak of copper mine waste into a river killed fish, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Market Crisis - ProPublica
into complex -- and often unregulated -- financial vehicles, which it sold to major banks across the country. When housing prices began to fall in 2006 and mortgage rates kept rising, the default rate on home loans skyrocketed . And the financial industry was left scrambling to cover those debts. Many banks were surprised to learn the extent to which they had exposed themselves to risk since credit rating agencies had given these bundled loans their highest ratings, and the banks had purchased credit default swaps , a type of unregulated insurance, to cover their bets. But the ratings turned out to be faulty , which some ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Happy Hour Roundup
We have a winner: The first to suggest repeal of the expected extension of unemployment benefits -- and unemployment benefits in general! Alaska Senate candidate and Tea Party fave Joe Miller tells ABC's Top Line that unemployment benefits are "not constitutionally authorized." * But is the White House sensitive to GOP talking points about extending unemployment benefits? * If so, it's worth remembering that two major national polls show that Americans are squarely on the side of extending them. * And yet: Moderate Dems, too, are emerging as a major obstacle to the Obama agenda, particularly on unemployment, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
As over-leveraged investment houses began to fail in September 2008, the leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties, of major corporations, and opinion leaders stretching from the National Review magazine (and the Wall Street Journal) on the right to the Nation magazine on the left, agreed that spending some $700 billion to buy the investors' "toxic assets" was the only alternative to the U.S. economy's "systemic collapse." In this, President George W. Bush and his would-be Republican successor John McCain agreed with the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama. Many, if not most, people around ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Getting Back on Track: Macroeconomic Policy Lessons from the ...
This article reviews the role of monetary and fiscal policy in the financial crisis and draws lessons .... Ben Bernanke (2010) replied to this criticism and I responded in .... Again, the intervention did not address the toxic asset problem, and the .... on October 13, when the TARP equity plan was announced. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Financial Services Committee - WEEKLY FINANCIAL SERVICES ...
Whether it is financial services, health care, energy, or executive compensation, the key themes are a rationing of resources, limiting choice and having the government-rather than the market-set prices and wages. For example, the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) would  eliminate individual choice by having Washington bureaucrats decide what financial products are "suitable" for all Americans.  Spending More Taxpayer Money And Creating Bigger Government Is Not The Answer . The creation of a CFPA will result in financial institutions passing on the costs associated with this Democrat proposal to ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance: Media Mentions
Investing in companies that are well governed no longer guarantees the superior returns it once did, according to a study by three university professors. Harvard Law School�s Lucian A. Bebchuk, Tel Aviv University�s Alma Cohen, and Stanford�s Charles C. Y. Wang divided companies into two groups, ones with good governance and ones with bad, and compared their performance from 2000 to 2008. They found that investors gained little advantage by favoring well-governed companies versus putting their money into ill-governed ones. Why the SEC’s Proxy-Access Plan Won’t Help Tame Wall Street, BNET , August 5, 2010 [T]he SEC is ...
Leadership and Personal Development Ideas From Business Know-How
What would you expect to be more important in the business world: your knowledge of an important topic or your people skills? A recent survey suggests that it's how you interact with others that has the biggest impact on your success. 5 Ways to Work Smarter and Be More Productive Ever noticed how some entrepreneurs get way more done than others without working themselves to the bone? If you ever want to be able to have more time for things you enjoy, working smarter is critical. Here are five things you can start doing right now to become more productive without working longer hours. Does a Chief Innovation ...
January 2006 Archives | Ask MetaFilter
Name that tune please :: PBS is great, and the songs in their promos are actually just as good. Currently running is a promo that ends with the words; "Be More ~ ThirteenHD" (this is PBS Thirteen's High-Def channel which they broadcast in NYC & possibly elsewhere?). The music which accompanies it is a piece that I'd classify as sort of a Blues/Rock/Jazz instrumental. My Question: Name that tune!?! I picked up an HP LaserJet IIIp printer a few days ago. Its great, I love how the output looks, but any paper that goes through (regardless of which output tray I use) gets ruffled. I just tried an envelope, and the ...