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Spin CycleObama's proposed $500K limit on executive compensation at bailed out Wall Street firms seems to be less than meets the eye: 1. It won't be retroactive, and seems to imply that Obama won't go after the Wall Street recipients......
The SwampUpdated posting: by Maura Reynolds The economy appears to be in a freefall, with jobs disappearing at an accelerating rate and the unemployment rate already reaching 7.6%, the government said today -- worse than most economists had expected. The Labor.......
Spin CycleIn mid-January, NY Sen. Chuck Schumer was "very interested" in a Wall Street bailout that would have the US acquire toxic assets from troubled financial firms and sequester them in government-owned "bad bank." But last week, he drew tons......
Tags: State Budgets, United States, Politics, Bankruptcy
The Swampby Frank James Simon Johnson, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist whose Baseline Scenario blog is one of the best-read on economics, asks a key question regarding Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plan to revive the credit markets....
The Swampby Frank James It looks like there was a debate within the Obama Administration pitting those with populist sensibilities against those with a soft spot for plutocrats how to handle the next financial bailout and those for the plutocrats won.......
The Swampby Frank James Vikram Pandit, Citigroup's chief executive officer, is really, really sorry his company was going to buy that French-made private jet and it won't happen again. Pandit told lawmakers at a House hearing today: Mr. Chairman, the......
The Swampby Mark Silva Outrage - that's what members of Congress are voicing at the bankers hauled before them to account for what happened with billions of bailout dollars. (See the Tribune Bureau's story below about the "masters of the universe''......
The Swamp(This posting has changed from the original version.) by Frank James You don't have to be a Wall Street money magnet to be concerned about the unintended consequences from a provision tucked into the $787 billion economic stimulus bill that......
The Swampby Frank James Wall Street and financial institutions positively hate the idea of banks being nationalized and who can blame them? Nationalization would wipe out shareholders, including top officials at the financial institutions themselves who presumably...
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsLooking at the first round of campaign finance reports, there's one clear standout: incumbent Councilman M.J. "Mike" Arts. He raised $34,045 and lent his campaign $4,500, which was almost as much as his opponent raised. Community activist Anthony...
WatchdogInteresting piece from Rieber here about Bank of America's talks to become a major sponsor of the new Yankee Stadium falling through last month. It's unclear how this impacts the Yankees and whether they have found alternatives to replace that......
Tags: Bank of America Corp.
The Swampby Mark Silva The owner of a Chicago fixture facing foreclosure -- Mr. Beef Deli -- will offer himself to a congressional committee today as evidence of "the impact --or lack of impact'' that federal bailout funds are having on......
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