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Nail in the coffin. Federal Reserve and Bank of America bail out

Posted October 19th, 2011 by EternityAblaze
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This means that the investment bank's European derivatives exposure is now backstopped by U.S. taxpayers. Bank of America didn't get regulatory approval to do this, they just did it at the request of frightened counterparties. Now the Fed and the FDIC are fighting as to whether this was sound. The Fed wants to "give relief" to the bank holding company, which is under heavy pressure.

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EU approves $113 billion bailout for Ireland

Posted November 28th, 2010 by pmfalcon
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It "worked" for Greece, why not Ireland?...
EU nations agreed an euro85 billion ($113 billion) bailout deal for Ireland on Sunday to help the debt-struck country with its banking crisis, and sketched out new rules for future emergencies in an effort to restore faith in the euro currency.

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The Coming Middle-Class Anarchy

Posted October 13th, 2010 by scribeoffantasy
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Story about an older middle class couple who always followed the law getting fucked by the system, in danger of losing their home, and finally saying "Fuck it." Interesting look at what might be some unintended consequences not seen by the supposed super computers run by the DoD.

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac kicked out off New York Stock Exchange

Posted June 16th, 2010 by thinkliberty
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"The determination to direct delisting is related to stock exchange requirements for maintaing price levels and curing deficiencies," said FHFA acting Director Edward DeMarco.

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Protests break out in Iceland over bank bailout - with torches!

Posted January 6th, 2010 by abexman
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The pictures below are from one of the protests that lead the President to veto the bill. Remember all that talk about torches and pitchforks? Well, Iceland went ahead and broke out the torches (ok - they're flares, technically):

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