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Fed: More lending to small businesses

Jul 12, 2010
Fed Chair Ben Bernanke wants banks to start lending again to small businesses after two years of very tight lending, but some critics say the economy hasn't recovered enough for businesses to risk taking out a loan.
Posted In: Banks, Retail

Question on banks lending

Apr 12, 2010
From: Howard Goldberg Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 9:31 PM To: Hirsch, Paddy Subject: Your White Board Explanations are great and fun....I...
Posted In: Banks, lending

Collateral calls

Mar 24, 2009
Millions of Americans are wondering why AIG has paid so much taxpayer money to other banks. One reason is because AIG has had to honor "collateral calls" -- demands made by banks on the insurance contracts it's written. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains,
Posted In: AIG, Banks

Geithner on Marketplace

Mar 23, 2009
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal just taped an interview with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. The interview airs this evening, but I sat in on the...
Posted In: bailout, Banks, Geithner

Hurricane AIG

Mar 18, 2009
As I've pointed out the last couple days, I worry that the whirling dervish of AIG's bonuses might be diverting our attention from issues more...
Posted In: AIG, bailout, Banks, bonuses

The Uptick Rule

Mar 12, 2009
Bankers have been debating bringing back the uptick rule for months, if not years. This week the debate made it to Capitol Hill. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch gives a quick and dirty explanation of what the uptick rule is, and why it could be reinstated to turn the American taxpayer into one of Citigroup's biggest stockholders. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains.
Posted In: Banks

Those brilliant Citigroup execs

Mar 12, 2009
Remember the big day Citigroup's stock had on Tuesday? It climbed 38%, a whopping 40 cents. Well, that 40 cents helped four Citigroup executives...
Posted In: bank stocks, Banks, Citigroup

Is the Dow irrelevant?

Mar 10, 2009
Wall Street's having its best rally of the year today, and reports like this attribute it to Citigroup. The bank claims it was profitable the...
Posted In: Banks, Citigroup, Dow, stocks

By the bank sword

Mar 9, 2009
Is it that easy to say "let them fail?" Republican Senators Richard Shelby and John McCain said it yesterday on national TV. But saying it and...
Posted In: bailout, bank stocks, Banks, Citigroup

We don't want your stinkin' money

Mar 9, 2009
An angry backlash is brewing at the country's smaller, healthier banks. At least two banks, Minnesota's TCF and Louisiana's Iberiabank, have...
Posted In: bailout, Banks, TARP

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