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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke took the stand on Thursday to defend the U.S. government's bailout of American International Group in 2008, in a fourth day of testimony by former top government officials looking to convince a federal judge that the rescue of the insurance company was legal. Former AIG Chief Executive Hank...

  • AIG shareholders say treated unfairly in bailout  Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's testimony suggests AIG had no other options at the time of its government bailout.

  • Why markets fear a second 'taper tantrum'  Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    CNBC.com's Jeff Cox explains a dire scenario that could keep Fed officials up at night: losing control of the interest rate structure.

  • This is the 'doomsday' bond market scenario Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    The fear is that an exodus for the door along the same lines as the "taper tantrum" could crush the market.

  • AIG bailout trial: Geithner on the stand  Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports former New York Fed president and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is on the stand answering questions about the AIG bailout.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 20 Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- World Business Forum in New York. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talks about the global economy and the recent G20 finance ministers meeting in a discussion sponsored by the Peterson Institute- 1245 GMT. ALBUQUERQUE- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks on the U.S. economy before an economic forum hosted by the Federal...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Former Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson told a packed courtroom on Monday that AIG shareholders were singled out for punishment as part of the U.S. government's attempt to contain the contagion of the 2008 financial crisis. "AIG, either fairly or unfairly,... became a symbol for all that is bad on Wall Street," Paulson said as he testified about...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Former Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson told a packed courtroom on Monday that AIG shareholders were singled out for punishment as part of the U.S. government's attempt to contain the contagion of the 2008 financial crisis. "AIG, either fairly or unfairly,... became a symbol for all that is bad on Wall Street," Paulson said as he testified about...

  • AIG trial: Paulson's testimony  Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's testimony wrapped up quicker than expected at the AIG bailout trial, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Tough grilling over AIG bailout  Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the big week ahead for the AIG bailout trial. Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke; former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson; and former Federal Reserve Bank of New York President Timothy Geithner, will take the stand this week.

  • AIG headquarters in New York City.

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg's trial against the U.S. government gets underway today.

  • Power Rundown: Jobs & US lending  Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 1:39 PM ET

    CNBC's Sue Herera; Marc Morial, National Urban League; and Ron Christie, Christie Strategies CEO, look at today's "Power Lunch" stories, including the better than expected September jobs data.

  • Mortgage rates spike  Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports more jobs means mortgage rates are higher.

  • Ben Bernanke, I feel your pain! Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 12:11 PM ET
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    CNBC's Diana Olick says she knows exactly what Ben Bernanke went through when his bank refi bid was "unsuccessful."

  • Bernanke 'unsuccessful' in refinancing mortgage  Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    Insight to former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke's mortgage refi woes, with CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Even Ben Bernanke can't get a loan  Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was recently turned down when he tried to refinance his mortgage.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Oct 15 Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    KRISTIANSAND, Norway- Norges Bank Deputy Governor Jon Nicolaisen and Norges Bank Investment Management Chief Risk Officer Jan Thomsen address Norges Bank's regional network in Kristiansand. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's central bank Governor Stefan Ingves will hold a presentation for the Swedish Center for Business and Policy Studies/SIFR Finance panel.

  • Ben Bernanke turned down for mortgage refinancing Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 5:12 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke listens to a question during a discussion at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

    Bernanke—who was once accused of presiding over a "Mortgage-Refi Nation"—explained that lenders "may have gone a little bit too far."

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Oct 16 Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, U.S. Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin participate in open meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans in Washington- 1300 GMT. RICHMOND- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy hold two-day conference on "The Labor Market After the Great...

  • Revisiting the Lehman Bros bailout that never was Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:42 AM ET
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    For the first time, Fed officials have offered an account that differs significantly from the versions that, for many, have hardened into history.