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Not Too Big to Jail: Why Eliot Spitzer Is Wall Street's Worst Nightmare
Business  (tags: Eliot Spitzer, New York, Wall St. corruption, banking control legislation, Bush Administration, predatory lending, bailout, Federal Reserve, OCC, corporatocracy )

Judy
- 364 days ago - truth-out.org
Suddenly, the Masters of the Universe were staring at their worst nightmare: the prospect of a comeback by the only major politician in the U.S. whose deeds -- and not simply words --prove that he does not think corporate titans are too big to jail.
The Rich Have Gained $5.6 Trillion in the 'Recovery,' While the Rest of Us Have Lost $669 Billion
Business  (tags: wealth distribution, money, society, politics, usa, economy, government, business, Wall St bailout, Federal Reserve, trickledown economics, unemployment, criminal conspiracies )

Lynn
- 474 days ago - alternet.org
Do the math and you'll discover that the top 7% gained a whopping $5.6 trillion in net worth (assets minus liabilities) while the rest of lost $669 billion. Their wealth went up by 28% while ours went down by 4 percent.
How the Fed Could Fix the Economy and Why It Hasn't
Business  (tags: Quantitative Easing, (QE), Federal Reserve, where the money goes, money not circulating, money sits in reserves, QE buys toxic assets, reviving zombie banks, lesson from Japan, rewrite Federal Reserve Act )

Judy
- 539 days ago - nationofchange.org
Quantitative easing (QE) is supposed to stimulate the economy by adding money to the money supply, increasing demand. But so far, it hasn't been working. Why not?
Federal Reserve Hacked
Business  (tags: aaron swartz, anonymous, banking, cyber security, federal reserve, hacktivism, op last resort )

Judy
- 559 days ago - guardian.co.uk
The US Federal Reserve bank has confirmed one of its internal websites was broken into by hackers after the hacktivist group Anonymous was claimed to have stolen details of more than 4,000 bank executives.
Real Fed Reform Now ACTION US
Business  (tags: money, Bernie Sanders, Barbara Boxer, Federal Reserve, ethics, economy, americans )

Nancy
- 796 days ago - democracyforamerica.com
Please join Senators Bernie Sanders and Barbara Boxer and demand an independent Fed that represents the needs of all Americans, and not just powerful Wall Street CEOs.
Noam Chomsky: Speech "Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours"   video
Business  (tags: Noam Chomsky, fiancial crisis, radical changes, depression, global, 99 percent, 1 percent, morality, Occupy Movement, Federal Reserve, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, environmental disaster, systemic risk )

Dandelion
- 917 days ago - youtube.com
This is a product of radical changes in the economy since the 1970s. It initiated a process in which an out-of-control financial sector is eating out the modern market economy from the inside, just as the larva of the spider wasp eats out the host.
Occupy Wall Street: Washington Still Doesn't Get It | Matt Taibbi
Business  (tags: Occupy Wall Street, U.S., President Obama, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch derivatives, FDIC, Federal Reserve, Sarbanes-Oxley, fraud contnues, Obama's Jobs Council, protest necessary )

Judy
- 1034 days ago - rollingstone.com
I'll have more coming out about this in a few days, but there have been two disgusting developments in the realm of plutocratic intervention on behalf of Wall Street that everyone protesting should take note of.
Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion in Loans From Fed
Business  (tags: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Fed chairman, Banksters, previously secret information, $1.2 trillion in public money, emergency loans, housing collapse Wall Street aristocracy, foreign borrowers, bigger than Tarp )

Judy
- 1094 days ago - bloomberg.com
Bernanke's unprecedented effort to keep the economy from plunging into depression included lending banks and other companies as much as $1.2 trillion of public money, about the same amount U.S. homeowners currently owe on 6.5 million delinquent and forecl
Abolish The Federal Reserve System ACTION
Business  (tags: US, Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs, $$$ )

Nancy
- 1098 days ago - gopetition.com
It's a simple fact that those who control the money control the country. People in the United States have been led to believe that because the Federal Reserve has the word "federal" in it, that it is some how part of the United States Government. It is...
The Bernanke Scandal: Full-Frontal Cluelessness
Business  (tags: anthony weiner, bailout, ben bernanke, employment, federal reserve, mortgage, recession, tarp, wall street )

Judy
- 1168 days ago - commondreams.org
He is an elitist, impervious to the people's suffering. He assured us there was no housing crisis, while his policies at the Fed encouraged the mortgage securitization swindles that caused the meltdown of the economy.
THE FED AND CONGRESS HAVE SPOKEN: NO BAILOUT FOR MAIN STREET
Business  (tags: abuse, americans, economy, government, corporate corruption, Federal Reserve, finance, state govt., public sector employees, Main Street, state budget crises )

Norm
- 1312 days ago - readersupportednews.org
The Federal Reserve was set up by bankers for bankers, and it has served them well. Out of the blue, it came up with $12.3 trillion in nearly interest-free credit to bail the banks out of a credit crunch they created. That same credit crisis has plunged s
Banks Profit From Near-Zero Interest Rates: Another Reason for States to Own Their Own Banks
Business  (tags: big banks pay near-zero interest, Big banks lack real money, "short-term money", creating money, bank credit, big profits, Federal Reserve, credit shell game, Lehman collapse, run on the money markets, strong stable state banks, N. Dakota )

Judy
- 1536 days ago - truthout.org
While individuals, businesses and governments suffer from a credit crisis created on Wall Street, the banks responsible for the crisis get nearly-interest-free credit lines and use the money to speculate or to make commercial loans at very high interest.
Top Fed Official Says Megabanks Need To Shrink Or Crises Will Keep Occurring
Business  (tags: Community Banks, Derivatives, Federal Reserve, Federal Reserve Bank Of Kansas City, Financial Crisis, Financial Reform, Kansas City Fed, Main Street, Megabanks, Regulatory Reform, Tbtf, Thomas Hoenig, Too Big To Fail, Volcker Rule, Wall Street )

Judy
- 1610 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The U.S. financial system is tilted in favor of the biggest banks, compromising the "very foundation of the economic system" and putting the nation at risk of continued crises, a top Federal Reserve official said Wednesday.
Regional Banks Get Treasury Money
Business  (tags: Bailout, Bailout Plan, Banks, Capital One Financial, Economy, Federal Reserve, Finance, Financial Crisis, Henry Paulson, SunTrust Banks, Treasury Department, Bush, Bernanke, Paulson, Republicans, Neocons, PNAC, bank failures, Business News )

Blue
- 2123 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
MarketWatch: The biggest of the banks were planning on using some of the bailout money to buy smaller banks rather than rewrite loans and save borrowers. They are actually and boldly planning to use taxpayer dollars to finance their Merger and Acquisition
Cutting: Will It Ease the Pain?
Business  (tags: Wall Street, Federal Reserve, interest rate, Dow Jones, Bank of America, economic crisis, banking )

RC
- 2144 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke says the economic outlook is growing worse. On Wall Street: a 330-point slide in the Dow Jones Industrials. Bank of America lost 18% of its value today. Will a cut in the interest rate stem the flow of red ink?
 

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