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A flag flies outside the Bank of America Corporate Center June 30, 2005 in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.
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The business case for a stock market speed bump

Sep 19, 2018
A 350-millisecond delay can help long-term investors get equal footing with high-frequency traders, argues IEX's CEO.
Bradley Katsuyama, IEX Group president and CEO, testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Investigations Subcommittee about high-speed stock trading in U.S. markets on Capitol Hill in 2014.
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Too much high-frequency trading can rig the market, IEX founder says

Sep 18, 2018
Brad Katsuyama says some traders use tech to "know the horse race is over, and they're betting against people who still think the race is happening."
An employee views trading screens at the offices of Panmure Gordon and Co. in 2014 in London.
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Why Lehman still exists 10 years after its collapse

Sep 10, 2018
The investment bank's failure triggered nearly 80 bankruptcy proceedings involving hundreds of its subsidiaries.
An employee poses with part of a Lehman Brothers sign at Christie's auction house in London in 2010.
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, 10 years after the bailout

Sep 6, 2018
Why are the mortgage giants still under government control?
Mortgage finance company Freddie Mac says rates on 30-year fixed mortgages fell below 3% this week. For some people, that's a chance to refinance.
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The man in charge of TARP: "I'm proud of the actions that we took"

Sep 4, 2018
Neel Kashkari on the 2008 financial crisis and what Congress would do if another crisis hits.
Neel Kashkari, former-interim assistant secretary for financial stability and assistant secretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department, waits for the start of the hearing by the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee October 23, 2008, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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10 years after the housing crisis, thousands of zombie homes are still stuck in foreclosure limbo

Jun 13, 2018
Home values in much of the country have recovered, and in many places it's a seller's market. So long as there isn't a zombie on your block.
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The Fed's surprise move 10 years ago set the tone for its crisis response

Jan 23, 2018
Ten years ago this week, the Fed unexpectedly slashed interest rates at an unscheduled meeting. It was the first of many "bold" actions by the Fed during the financial crisis.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies during a hearing before the House Budget Committee Jan. 17, 2008 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Bernanke was on the Hill to give his views on the outlook of U.S. economy and he said the economy has been growing slow.
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