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  • Bernanke defends AIG bailout in court Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 6:59 PM ET
    Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke.

    In court, former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke defended the government's bailout package for AIG, including an equity stake taken by the government.

  • After-hours buzz: AMZN, SYMC & more Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 5:02 PM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Take a look at some of Thursday's after hours buzz: AMZN, SYMC & more.

  • Bernanke testifies in AIG trial   Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 4:20 PM ET
    Bernanke testifies in AIG trial

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports former Fed chair Ben Bernanke appeared slightly combative and vaguely annoyed at questioning. John Levin, CEO of Levin Capital Strategies, provides insight.

  • 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
    AIG shareholders say treated unfairly in bailout

    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
    Why markets fear a second 'taper tantrum'

    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
    Chicago Board Options Exchange

    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
    AIG bailout trial: Geithner on the stand

    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
    AIG trial: Paulson's testimony

    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
    Tough grilling over AIG bailout

    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
    Power Rundown: Jobs & US lending

    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
    Mortgage rates spike

    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
    Ben Bernanke

    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
    Bernanke 'unsuccessful' in refinancing mortgage

    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
    Even Ben Bernanke can't get a loan

    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.