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Spitzer: NY Fed “an absolute sinkhole”

April 14, 2010

To say former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is no fan of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York would be an understatement.

Former UBS chairman willing to give evidence-report

March 9, 2010

   ZURICH, March 9 (Reuters) – Former UBS <UBS.N><UBSN.VX> chairman Marcel Ospel is willing to give evidence to a parliamentary committee into the Swiss government’s bailout of the bank during the financial crisis, daily Blick reported on Tuesday. (more…)

BREAKINGVIEWS-Paris, Berlin might find Greek bailout profitable

By Reuters Staff
March 1, 2010

– The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Euro zone holds intensive talks on Greek rescue

By Reuters Staff
February 10, 2010

By Matthias Sobolewski and Renee Maltezou

BERLIN/ATHENS, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Euro zone countries held intensive talks on Wednesday on a possible rescue for Greece, whose debt crisis has shaken the entire currency union, as civil servants staged the first big strike against Athens’ austerity plans.

European governments agree to help Greece – source

By Reuters Staff
February 9, 2010
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By Matthias Sobolewski

BERLIN, Feb 9 (Reuters) – European governments have agreed in principle to help heavily indebted Greece, a senior German coalition source said on Tuesday, in what would be the first rescue of a euro zone member in the currency’s 11-year history.

ECB says can’t bail out Greece, sees contagion risk

By Reuters Staff
February 9, 2010

By Boris Groendahl and Terhi Kinnunen

VIENNA/HELSINKI, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Greece must get its own house in order itself as the European Central Bank cannot bail it out, two ECB policymakers reiterated on Tuesday.

BREAKINGVIEWS – Is Conan O’Brien a $40 million bailout recipient?

By Reuters Staff
January 20, 2010

– The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Bernanke seeks government audit of Fed’s AIG bailout

By Reuters Staff
January 19, 2010

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday asked a government auditor to review the Fed’s actions in bailing out American International Group Inc in 2008, as controversy persisted over the central bank’s role in extending billions in credit to the insurer.

U.S. lawmakers force issue on Fed role in AIG bailout

By Reuters Staff
January 12, 2010

By Glenn Somerville

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers moved on Tuesday to force release of documents that may show whether the New York Federal Reserve pressured insurer AIG to limit discussions about payments to banks when current Treasury Secretary Geithner led the New York Fed.

Obama, New York law chief Cuomo target Wall Street bonuses

By Reuters Staff
January 11, 2010

By Caren Bohan and Jonathan Stempel

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Jan 11 (Reuters) – The White House and and New York’s top prosecutor attacked excessive Wall Street bonuses, as the nation’s biggest banks prepare to hand out awards critics say were made possible by taxpayer bailouts.