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WSJ

A court-appointed examiner investigating Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s bankruptcy has been exploring whether the Federal Reserve improperly cut in front of other creditors owed money in the $613 billion bankruptcy case, records show.

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Economic Policy Journal

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced today that Jeffrey B. Kindler and James S. Tisch have been elected to the New York Fed’s board as Class B directors, filling the remaining two vacancies on the board. Kindler, chairman and chief executiv

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The Market Ticker

Billing records filed with the court show the examiner is investigating an issue that has angered many of Lehman's creditors: how the Federal Reserve and the New York Fed -- which lent Lehman $46 billion in cash and securities before its bankruptcy f

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Bloomberg

.Paulson and Federal Reserve ChairmanBen S. Bernanke also told Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer John Mackhe should be willing to sell his firm to JPMorgan Chase & Co. for $1 a share, according to excerpts from Sorkin’s new book, “Too Big to Fai

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The Market Ticker

But if someone "else" (like THE TAXPAYER) will eat (almost all, in this case, essentially 95% of) the loss, then your incentives shift - in a big way.

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American Banking News

First we have to understand that the banking system, the FDIC and the Treasury Department are essentially insolvent. If Japan and China decide to stop buying Treasury Bonds, the U.S. economy would immediately collapse. Japan is already moving in that

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The Market Ticker

I know it's a difficult thing to stop lying when you're in Washington DC where the easiest way to determine if someone is being untruthful is simply to observe if their lips are moving, but this is going too far:

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Goldman Sachs 666

The Main video titled Glodman Sucks" Sachs - Fascism at its finest! features Matt Taibbi, reporter and contributing editor for Rolling Stone. He has investigated, reported on and exposed much on Goldman Sachs

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Bloomberg

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer John Mack, who struggled to return the bank to profitability amid the financial crisis, said a single regulator should oversee financial institutions worldwide.

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WSJ

. . The government said the fund that protects consumer bank deposits has fallen into the red and will remain there into 2012, a pointed symbol of how the aftershocks of the financial crisis will reverberate for years as banks continue to fail at a h

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The Market Ticker

t was just a matter of time....A global regulator would ensure that U.S. banks aren’t subject to tighter regulations a push for regulation during the financial crisis has weakened as the administration of President Barack Obama pursues other tasks, h

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Economic Policy Journal

Five months ago, the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA), filed a second Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Federal Reserve System for documents from 1990 to date having to do with gold swaps, gold swapped, or proposed gold swaps.

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Economic Policy Journal

I have since verified the authenticity of the document in a conversation with the Gerald R. Ford Library archivist Mark Fischer. Although the document appears to have a declassification date stamped on it of 6-28-05, Fischer tells me that the documen

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Zero Hedge

Let's pray there is no run on the bank soon.In an unprecedented disclosure, the FDIC has highlighted that it expects the DIF reserve ratio to be negative as of September 30. As there are a whopping 48 hours before that deadline, one can safely assume

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The Market Ticker

From CNBC's "Breaking News" banner: FDIC to Ask Banks to Pre-Pay Premiums to Inject Cash Into Deposit Insurance Fund (story developing) "Ask"? Somehow I suspect it will be something like this:

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