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Explaining capital adequacy requirements

Oct 11, 2013
Changes to capital adequacy requirements are a cornerstone of the government’s efforts to secure the financial system. Marketplace’s Paddy Hirsch explains.
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Buffett made $10 billion profit off financial crisis

Oct 9, 2013
The Oracle of Omaha's Berkshire Hathaway made a killing off investments in distressed companies.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, financial crisis, financial bailout

Hank Paulson on financial system five years later: "I am concerned"

Sep 13, 2013
Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson talks about stabilizing the U.S. economy and financial system, and the work that still needs to be done.
Posted In: Henry Paulson, financial crisis

Who's too big to fail?

Sep 13, 2013
We call it TBTF. The government calls it SIFI. Which companies can threaten the economy if they go bust?
Posted In: too big to fail, Banks, financial crisis

The global echos of America's financial mess

Sep 13, 2013
The effects of the 2008 financial crisis hit even disparate economies like Ireland, Iceland and Latvia.
Posted In: financial crisis, Lehman Brothers, Ireland, latvia, Iceland, Eurozone

Ireland five years after Lehman

Sep 13, 2013
Five years after Lehman went bust, Ireland is still grappling with the effects of the global crisis.
Posted In: Ireland, Lehman, financial crisis

Washington Mutual: The bank just big enough to fail

Sep 12, 2013
In her new book, Kirsten Grind details the rise and spectacular fall of Washington Mutual in 2008, and why they haven't been mentioned since.
Posted In: washington mutual, financial crisis

What happened to the subprime lenders?

Sep 12, 2013
Many subprime employees moved into loan modification businesses.
Posted In: subprime lenders, financial crisis

The phrase that defined the financial crisis

Sep 12, 2013
'Too big to fail' became the signature line of the financial crisis. Five years after the crash, many big financial firms are only bigger. But one has decided it's time to shrink.
Posted In: too big to fail, General Electric, financial crisis, Lehman Brothers, AIG

Chief economist of Fannie Mae says three more years until recovery

Sep 11, 2013
Douglas Duncan says the economy today is “improving but it's not robust."
Posted In: Fannie Mae, Housing, financial crisis, housing recovery

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