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How Goldman Secretly Bet on the U.S. Housing Crash

McClatchy Washington Bureau Sun, Nov. 01, 2009 Greg Gordon | McClatchy Newspapers November 01, 2009 01:17:44 AM WASHINGTON — In 2006 and 2007, Goldman Sachs Group peddled more than $40 billion in securities backed by at least 200,000 risky home mortgages, but never told the buyers it was secretly betting that a sharp drop in […]

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Bank of America: When $45 Billion is Really $199.2 billion

Michael Whitney FIREDOGLAKE/ OXDOWN GAZETE Friday April 24, 2009 If you’ve been following the news, you know by now that Bank of America is in debt to the American taxpayer in the amount of $45 billion – the amount of TARP funds (aka “bailout money”) that they received since last year. But it turns out […]

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Government Bailout Hits $8.5 trillion

Kathleen Pender The San Francisco Chronicle November 26, 2008 The federal government committed an additional $800 billion to two new loan programs on Tuesday, bringing its cumulative commitment to financial rescue initiatives to a staggering $8.5 trillion, according to Bloomberg News. That sum represents almost 60 percent of the nation’s estimated gross domestic product. Given […]

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JP Morgan Buys Washington Mutual

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)– JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) acquired Washington Mutual Inc. (WM) via a bidding process, after the thrift became the biggest bank failure in U.S. history, regulators announced late Thursday. “With insufficient liquidity to meet its obligations, WaMu was in an unsafe and unsound condition to transact business,” the Office of Thrift Supervision […]

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