Divided Decade: How the financial crisis changed politics

Dec 18, 2018
Did saving the financial system break the political system?
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No more bailouts: The lawmakers behind Dodd-Frank say that taxpayers won’t foot the bill the next time a bank fails

Sep 19, 2018
In a rare interview, Chris Dodd and Barney Frank joined Marketplace to discuss the financial crisis and whether the Dodd-Frank Act is under threat.
President Barack Obama signs the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act alongside Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), center; Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), second from right; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), second from left; and Vice President Joe Biden, far left, at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., in 2010.
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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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Neel Kashkari wants to end Too Big To Fail

Nov 17, 2016
The President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis says he has a plan to drastically reduce the chances of another bailout of big banks.
Neel Kashkari, US Treasury Department Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability, discusses the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the federal government's $700 billion bailout program, in a forum at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business on January 13, 2009 in Washington, DC. 
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The TARP police are still on call

Mar 16, 2015
The big auto and bank buyouts are over, but the fund lives on

Why the Ally IPO is good news for taxpayers

Apr 10, 2014
Taxpayers will receive nearly $2.4 billion from their IPO

Ghosts of TARP haunt community banks

Oct 8, 2013
While the big banks have mostly paid the money back, small community banks are now struggling.

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TARP, five years later

Oct 3, 2013
Five years ago today, the Troubled Asset Relief Program became law.

States divert foreclosure prevention money to demolitions

Sep 3, 2013
The Treasury Department has changed the rules on a program meant to help people hit by the housing crisis stay in their homes, allowing states to use some money from the $7.6 billion foreclosure prevention program to demolish homes instead.

Giving credit to the government for the bailout

Jan 24, 2013
Alan Blinder, an economist and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, discusses why he thinks the government doesn't get enough credit for saving the U.S. economy from a much worse fate.