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BEHIND THE MONEY: Lawmakers Perturbed Paulson Can't Use Mic Correctly

Behind the Money: Lawmakers Perturbed Paulson Can't Use Mic Correctly

Congress questioners laying into former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson today on his role in the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch deal.

Traders got a kick out of how perturbed the lawmakers got at Paulson's repeated failure to speak into the mic correctly. Take a look:


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