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The house of global finance is on fire--and the lightning bailout of AIG raises serious question about government's capacity to extinguish the flames.

Taking over Fannie, Freddie, banks and brokerages is one thing; knowing what to do with them is something else.

Instead of bailing out the money guys who created the housing crisis, Washington should concentrate on healing the victims.

A historic line has been crossed. With no debate or commitment to policy or principle, an enormous segment of the American economy has been turned over to the government.

Americans know all the details of the John Edwards affair. But they remain in the dark about a scandal that affects the livelihoods of millions. Who orchestrated the fall of Bear Stearns?

This is a time to condemn the banking industry, not embrace it. So what do McCain and Obama think they're doing?

Don't just bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: require them to start building environmentally responsible homes.

For decades, the world's largest banks have been helping wealthy Americans steal billions in unpaid taxes. What are we going to do about it?

Our current financial disaster is the real legacy of the Reagan Revolution. So why don't we let the deregulated banking industry sink or swim?

America is shaken by images of panicked customers lined up to withdraw money from the failed IndyMac Bank.

Blogs

Schneiderman not about to let himself be co-opted for Obama’s re-election bid.

January 31, 2012

The bailouts were worse than we thought.

December 6, 2011

Oregon activisits are building a better place to move their money.

November 28, 2011

A new report exposes how the big bank backing helps payday loan companies prey on the poor and veterans.

November 7, 2011

The Obama Administration seems determined to push Elizabeth Warren out the door at the very moment it needs her the most.

June 9, 2011

Republicans tried to use the recent budget compromise to hurt the CFPB, but came away almost empty-handed.

April 21, 2011

Paul Krugman called it “The War on Elizabeth Warren.” Yves Smith wrote about “The Elizabeth Warren Rorschach Test.” There's no doubt that the insightful Harvard professor turned administration official, tapped first to chair the Congressional Oversight Panel into the bank bailouts, drives conservatives a little wild.

March 22, 2011

The banks are back! They’re paying out bonuses and raking in profits, we hear. But just how did they bounce back so fast? Let’s take Bank of America—they’re testing a new “fee structure” for formerly-free checking, adding $6 to $25 to their take of your money each month.

March 2, 2011

The State Bank movement is gaining support among those disillusioned by the failings of Giant Banks.

February 7, 2011

It's amazing what inequality can drive people to, eventually. Just look at Egypt.

January 31, 2011