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  • Bernanke says he was reluctant on AIG bailout Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 3:13 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke etched a portrait Friday of his initial reluctance to have the central bank rescue American International Group Inc. in 2008. But he ultimately came to believe the $85 billion bailout loan to the company was needed to avert a shock to the financial system. "I did not make any personal judgments about the...

  • How climate change is going to slam the US economy Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 5:55 AM ET

    The U.S. faces economic costs from climate change adding up to billions of dollars over the next 25 years. And that's just for starters.

  • 5 takeaways from Geithner and the financial crisis Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 4:46 PM ET
    U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner testifies during a hearing July 25, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Andrew Ross Sorkin reflects on the major takeaways from his recent interviews with former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

  • Should Henry Paulson have made the list?     Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen; Paul Steiger, ProPublica, and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, share their thoughts on the titans of central banking and whether Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson should have made the list.

  • Jamie Dimon—the most influential on Wall Street? Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 12:59 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    Are big bank leaders like Jamie Dimon the most influential on Wall Street—or activist investors like Carl Icahn?

  • Paulson on JPM: I shouldn't say, but I will ... Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 1:21 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon presents driver's license to Justice Department security officer as he arrives at the Justice Department in Washington, Sept. 26, 2013.

    Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson told CNBC he'd comment on JPMorgan's legal troubles, even though he shouldn't. Warren Buffett also weighed in.

  • Hank Paulson on JPMorgan's legal troubles     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 7:49 AM ET

    Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson told CNBC that he won't comment on JPMorgan settlement talks with the government, but admitted it's hard for him to be objective.

  • Paulson: Regaining trust in Congress     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 7:39 AM ET

    It's going to take really strong leadership, says former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, discussing how both parties can come together and reach a compromise on the budget. At the end of the day, the debt ceiling has got to be increased, Paulson added.

  • Political crisis is 'self-inflicted: Paulson     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    Sometimes it takes a crisis to get something very unpopular done, says former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, discussing how "one element" of the Republican Party has "hijacked" the debate on significant economic problems. Also, Paulson weighs in on the job Jack Lew is doing and explains why there has to be "structural changes" in the way people get their information.

  • 'The cavalry has arrived'     Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 6:41 AM ET

    Former Rep. Paul Kanjorski, (D-PA), discusses how lawmakers responded to the nation's financial crisis five-years ago and the unfinished business of the Dodd-Frank Act.

  • Tarp: America's most hated success?     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 7:29 PM ET

    Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson praised the Tarp program earlier today on CNBC. David Malpass, Encima Global; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum president; and John Tamny, Forbes opinions editor, discuss if Fed chair Ben Bernanke and the Tarp program saved the U.S economy.

  • Richard Kovacevich, former Chairman & CEO of Wells Fargo, provides his thoughts on how the government handled the financial crisis five years ago, and why he thinks the TARP program actually made the crisis worse.

  • Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, shares his recollections on what went on behind the scenes when the "massive credit bubble" burst five years ago.

  • Lehman Brothers 5 years on: Was it a mistake? Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 8:36 AM ET

    Five years ago, the government abandoned Lehman Brothers to its fate. Was that a mistake, or did it help bring the financial crisis under control?

  • Paulson: Why Is the Fed the Only Game in Town? Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 6:45 PM ET
    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo interviews Hank Paulson Jr. at the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado.

    Former US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson argues the Federal Reserve can't be the only driver of both the markets and economy.

  • Tough Times for Paulson     Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 10:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports that Henry Paulson's umbrella funds are down significantly through December.

  • China leader's persona forged by harsh early life Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:12 AM ET

    LIANGJIAHE, China-- The next leader of China spent much of his youth living in a dug-out cave. Xi Jingping's seven years in this remote northern community meant toiling alongside rural villagers by day and sleeping on bricks by night, in stark contrast to his pampered early years in Beijing.

  • The Lost Bank by Kirsten Grind

    During the frenzied days of September 2008, as the U.S. financial system teetered on the brink of collapse, the government chose winners and losers. Washington Mutual, the country’s largest savings and loan bank, fell into the latter camp.  The author of "The Lost Bank" has the story of the biggest bank failure in American history.

  • Geithner to Dartmouth? A Family Secret Gets Leaked Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Tim Geithner could be heading back to school so to speak, at least if his chatty father-in-law is to be believed.

  • Europe Crisis Will Take Years to Sort Out: Paulson Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 9:48 AM ET
    Henry Paulson

    Although there are similarities with what the United States went through at the onset of the financial crisis, the issues in Europe are are more complex and will take years to resolve, Henry Paulson, former Treasury Secretary and founder of the Paulson Institute told CNBC on Wednesday.