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on Sun Oct 19 11:00 PM

Yellen describes worsening inequality. What's needed is prescribing

DAILYKOS

The guy on the left usually gets credit for saving places like the one where he is standing. And he deserves a lot of it. But the guy on the right of this knob of rock high above Yosemite Falls should get at least half the credit. That's John...
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Financial companies find friends in Hagan, Tillis

Financial companies find friends in Hagan, Tillis

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER | on Sat, Oct 18, 9:29 PM

Kay Hagan has sponsored legislation that would help big banks avoid some limits to their participation in the huge market for financial instruments called swaps. Thom Tillis voted for a…Click to Continue »
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on Fri Oct 17 11:20 PM

Fed Chairwoman Yellen voices concern about increasing divide between rich and poor | Breaking News | providencejourna...

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

BOSTON — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Friday she’s greatly concerned by the widening gap between the rich and the poor in the United States, which has been rising more or less steadily...
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on Fri Oct 17 6:32 PM

Yellen: Greatly concerned by widening inequality

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America's longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake.
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on Wed Oct 15 2:51 PM

Former AIG chairman sues over bailout

TOLEDO BLADE

WASHINGTON — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke etched a portrait Friday of his initial reluctance to have the central bank rescue American International Group Inc. in 2008. But he ultimately came to believe the $85 billion bailout...
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on Tue Oct 14 8:12 PM

Obama: messiah or mess? - LA Times

LA TIMES

What ever happened to the messiah? He for whom Americans danced in the streets on that unforgettable election night just six years ago. He who promised that humankind would remember this moment "when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our...
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on Mon Oct 13 3:30 PM

Should the US have chosen Hillary Clinton instead of Barack Obama? | Timothy Garton Ash | Comment is free

THE GUARDIAN

The visionary statesman of 2008 has not lived up to expectations, especially in foreign policyWhatever happened to the messiah? He for whom Americans danced in the streets chanting yes we can! on that unforgettable election night just six years...
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on Fri Oct 10 2:34 PM

Bernanke: Government Wanted to Save AIG, Not Punish It

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Former Fed Chairman Bernanke pushed back against assertions that the government’s 2008 rescue of American International Group was designed to punish the company.
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on Thu Oct 9 11:34 PM

Bernanke defends AIG bailout in court | Business & Technology

SEATTLE TIMES

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified in federal court Thursday that insurance giant American International Group Inc. had to be rescued by the government in 2008 to avert global catastrophe.
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on Thu Oct 9 3:24 PM

Bernanke Defends Government’s AIG Rescue in Court

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Former Fed Chairman Bernanke took the stand to defend the government’s 2008 rescue of American International Group.
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