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    Concluding that some of the nation’s biggest banks are in good enough shape to raise capital from private investors, senior Treasury officials would like more of them to repay billions of dollars in taxpayer money that bailed them out over the last year.

  • FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair

    Bank failures are going to continue at a fairly strong rate but taxpayers hopefully won't be asked to foot the bill, FDIC Chair Sheila Bair told CNBC.

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    America and China have a problem. A very big multi-trillion dollar problem that shows no sign of going away whatever the financial crisis throws at it.

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    Even during his most frenzied days, when Congress is demanding answers or the president himself is calling, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner makes time to talk to a select group of powerful Wall Street bankers.

  • Stimulus Scorecard

    There has been quite a bit of newsprint, bandwidth and hot air invested in whether the Obama Administration might push for a second stimulus package. But when you look at the current stimulus package, it's a bit of a head scratcher, considering so little of it has been spent.

  • The dollar-demise story has been around for a while, and it keeps coming back. And it’s now clear that China and others have lost confidence in the greenback and want to end the dollar reserve-currency system. For the U.S., this is mostly a self-inflicted wound.

  • Bill Gross

    Policy makers are likely to continue backing a weak dollar until the economy shows substantial improvement, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC.

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    Hedge funds, trying to separate themselves from the big Wall Street banks, are stepping up their efforts to head off new regulation from Washington. The New York Times reports.

  • On the last day of Sept. 2008, one of the wildest, scariest months in U.S. financial history, the Wall Street-Washington roller-coaster starts climbing again.

  • Wilbur Ross

    The US economy needs another cash infusion to kicksart consumption and longer term the US has to devalue the dollar to get out of the crisis, investor Wilbur Ross told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Monday starts out hopeful. By day's end, those hopes are dashed, as the House kills the bailout bill and stock markets plunge to new lows.

  • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    After stumbling in his transition from backstage player to out-front crisis manager, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has since quieted critics inside and outside the administration. But with the economy still hovering between recession and recovery, multiple tests of his judgment and political dexterity lie ahead.

  • This Day 1 Year Ago - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Sunrise: Congressional leaders from both parties emerge from intense talks to present a $700 billion financial rescue plan agreement on Sunday.

  • This Day 1 Year Ago - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    As events go, Saturday seems more sedate than it has in weeks. But it's a false calm, as Washington scrambles to find common ground on a financial rescue plan.

  • This Day 1 Year Ago - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    White House, legislators fail to teach agreement on the $700 billion financial bailout. U.S. shuts WaMu and JPMorgan grabs the assets.

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    Treasury officials and regulators are weighing a fresh round of bailouts for banks that were deemed too small or too risky to qualify for earlier aid.

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    The U.S. government and its ranks of overwhelmed financial agencies are now in bigger danger than the nation's banks ever were, says The Big Money.

  • This Day 1 Year Ago - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Pres. Bush goes on TV Thursday and urges Congress to quickly pass a $700 billion rescue package for the U.S. financial system. Key lawmakers say they've reached an agreement, in principle, on the major parts of the plan.

  • Stocks fell for a second day Thursday after the Federal Reserve announced plans to start unwinding some stimulus measures and a report showed existing-home sales fell last month.

  • Stocks retreated Thursday after the Federal Reserve announced plans to start unwinding some stimulus measures and a report showed existing-home sales fell last month.