Should the Fed decide who gets bailout cash?

Mar 20, 2020
That authority was curbed during the 2008 financial crisis. Some are arguing that power should be returned.
The Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.
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Liquidity will be key to weathering COVID-19 slowdown

Mar 13, 2020
"Credit is the mother’s milk of economic activity," said one analyst.
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What happened to the stock market today?

Mar 9, 2020
On Wall Street’s most turbulent since the COVID-19 outbreak, a Harvard economist explains what’s going on.
A trader reacts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.
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Bond yields are lower than during the financial crisis

Mar 9, 2020
But that may not be signaling that the economic damage from the coronavirus will be as bad as the Great Recession.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday.
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House subcommittee scrutinizes diversity at biggest banks

Feb 12, 2020
Reforms after the financial crisis haven't brought dramatic change.
Has Wall Street really become more diverse since the 2008 recession?
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From recession to celebration, the business of wedding vows

Oct 3, 2019
During the financial crisis, two writers found their way into the wedding business.
A bride reads her vows at a ceremony officiated by Angie Sommer.
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Could the explosion of corporate debt lead to a new financial crisis?

Oct 1, 2019
Today's corporate borrowing is similar in many ways to the mortgage debt that burst the housing bubble.
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What you need to know about the Trump plan to set Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac free

Sep 6, 2019
The White House released its plan to end government stewardship of the companies that control half of all mortgages in the U.S.
Freddie Mac headquarters in McLean, Virginia, in 2010.
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Who gets a seat at the G-20 table?

Jun 27, 2019
G-20 members make up more than 80% of the world’s GDP. But they might not be a fair representation of the world.
U.S. President Donald Trump at a dinner at the Imperial Hotel in Osaka on June 27, 2019.
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There's yet another proposal to get the government out of the mortgage-guarantee business

Feb 4, 2019
One of the last big unresolved issues from the financial crisis is what to do about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Together with government-owned Ginnie Mae, they own or guarantee more than half the home loans in the country. Fannie…
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