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Paul Toscano

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  • Top Buyers of Failed U.S. Banks Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 4:11 PM ET
    When a U.S. bank fails, it is up to the FDIC to ensure the stability of the failed bank's assets and deposits so that customers won't lose out when their bank of choice goes under.To do this, the FDIC can either arrange for the sale of the failed bank's assets to an existing financial institution or directly pay out the failed bank's deposits, as long as they fall within the FDIC's insurance limits. The former "Purchase and Assumption Method" is most commonly used, but requires the FDIC to find

    So, which institutions have bought the most failed U.S. banks? Click to find out!

  • Hedge Fund Homes at a Discount Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 3:45 PM ET
    With housing at the forefront of the financial crisis, the high-end market is not immune. The national drop in home values and turmoil in the stock market have combined to put homes that were once highly attractive to the ultra-rich, such as hedge fund titans, in lower demand.However, in the face of multi-million dollar price reductions, these homes are beginning to offer potentially profitable (and in the mean time, prestigious) investments. With information from , these lavish homes in close p

    These lavish homes are typical of the Wall Street elite, and are also examples of some of the most significant price drops in the area over the past several months.

  • Slideshow: Where Are They Now? Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 1:30 PM ET
    In the past two years, powerful figures in both Washington and Wall Street became household names as the crisis deepened, markets and corporations struggled to survive and the federal government took drastic steps to save the economy. Whether they had a crucial hand in the crisis or were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time may not be clear for years. Now, one year after the roughest stretch for the U.S. economy since the Great Depression, these financial titans have either stepped out of

    A year after the roughest stretch for the U.S. economy since the Great Depression, these financial titans have either stepped out of the spotlight or come to the end of their careers.

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