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  • Did TARP work?     Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 8:18 AM ET

    Dick Kovacevich, former chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo, defends his stance against TARP and "forcing people to take money" they did not want or need.

  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO, and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson share their views on the government shutdown and the chances of default.

  • Buffett: Big banks are not too big     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 8:09 AM ET

    WWarren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO, with former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson discussing whether America's big banks are too big to manage. Paulson explains why he is focused on structural changes in the financial system.

  • Buffett: History will view TARP as successful     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 8:02 AM ET

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO, and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson discuss the events that led up the government's TARP program during the financial crisis of 2008.

  • 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.

  • TARP didn't save banks, it ruined them: Kovacevich Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:08 AM ET
    Richard Kovacevich in 2007.

    The TARP financial industry bailout was one of the "worst decisions in the history of the United States," former Wells Fargo boss Richard Kovacevich told CNBC.

  • Next crisis would be a 'bad bellyache': AIG chief Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 10:23 AM ET
    Robert Benmosche, CEO and president of AIG.

    Policies designed to prevent the next financial crisis should give regulators the latitude to "use their noodle," AIG CEO Robert Benmosche told CNBC.

  • Does Europe Need a TARP of Its Own?     Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, tells CNBC that at some point Europe will have to find a TARP-style solution, as six years after the crisis bank assets are still more than three times Europe GDP.

  • Santelli 'Rises Above' Marginal Taxes     Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 11:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli weighs in on increasing the marginal income tax rates.

  • Sheila Bair

    A fundamental clash of philosophies ran throughout the response to the financial crisis, Sheila Bair, former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., told CNBC’s "Power Lunch" on Tuesday.

  • Neil Barofsky

    Neil Barofsky, the former TARP watchdog says we cannot manage the big banks. We have to kill them.

  • TARP Stretch Could Work for Synovus Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 10:44 AM ET

    A move by M&T Bank last week could serve as the model for Synovus Financial to delay repaying bailout money and avoid a dilutive offering of common shares.

  • SIGTARP Report: AIG Will Be Tough to Regulate Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 12:03 AM ET

    Almost four years after the government spent $161 billion dollars to rescue AIG, and management has spent countless hours restructuring it, a report by the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or SIGTARP, concludes the insurance giant is still too big and complicated to regulate.

  • Why Bailout in Spain Won't Work: Sorkin     Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin explains why the bailout in Spain won't solve its problems.

  • Will Home Sales Boost Retail?     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 8:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman discuss whether today's existing home sales data can help the retail sector and if TARP was a good investment. Wilbur Ross, WL Ross chairman/CEO also weighs in.

  • Volkswagen and Peugeot Eye ECB Loans Offer Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 2:55 AM ET

    Volkswagen and PSA Peugeot Citroën are looking at tapping a European Central Bank loan program designed to aid euro zone banks in a move that could help ease funding costs for the region’s carmakers, the Financial Times reports.

  • ECB Following US Lead in Handling Greece: Ross Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 8:23 AM ET

    European policymakers are taking a page from their American counterparts in dealing with their sovereign debt crisis, a development that vulture investor Wilbur Ross considers positive.

  • Only the ECB Can Save Europe: Pimco's Kashkari Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 12:51 PM ET
    European Central Bank

    Only the European Central Bank "has the balance sheet big enough to deal with this crisis" in Europe, Neel Kashkari, Pimco's head of equities, told CNBC Monday.

  • Sorry, Kids, the Banks Were Bailed Out Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 10:09 AM ET

    The debate over the bailout of the US banking system has recently taken a weird turn.

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