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By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed new regulations for executive compensation at financial firms.
The Obama administration has called for Congress to tighten regulation on risky trade derivatives, the kind of complicated financial instrument that brought down insurer AIG. Analysts examine what the move means for financial markets.
Question: If General Motors is “restructured” (either through the bankruptcy courts or outside the bankruptcy courts), will the shareholders lose all of the stocks they currently own? Or, as long as GM is a viable company traded on the…
Question: If we are shoveling money into AIG and they are pushing it out the back door to pay off bad debts and then banks announce profits, does this mean we are in a…
Question: On the Newshour a few weeks ago, there was a piece about the bonuses being paid to AIG’s Financial Products Division. In that coverage, one guest mentioned regulators were blocked from overseeing…
On Friday’s NewsHour, Paul Solman reported on the continued anger over extravagant CEO pay at companies receiving billions in bailout dollars and the options being explored to regain some of the money. ]> And…
As frustration continues over extravagant pay to executives of companies receiving billions of dollars in taxpayer aid, Paul Solman travels to AIG headquarters and Washington to explore options for getting some of the money back.
By PBS NewsHour
Telling lawmakers that the U.S. financial system has grown "too unstable and fragile," Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner rolled out the Obama administration's plans Thursday for a massive overhaul of the government's financial oversight role.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before Congress on the administration's handling of executive compensation for companies receiving federal loans and asked for expanded federal regulatory powers. Jeffrey Brown reports.
In an essay published Tuesday and Capitol Hill appearances, President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner worked to cool anger over the bonuses paid to executives at rescued insurance giant American International Group.
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