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July 30, 2009
Market players who responded positively to the government's original Troubled Asset Relief Program are much less convinced of the efficacy of their recent Public-Private Investment Plan, which is stil... more
July 29, 2009
NEW YORK, July 30 (Reuters) - A company created by former Countrywide Financial Corp executives to buy distressed home loans made a weak stock market debut on Thursday after raising less than its goal... more
July 28, 2009
Much of the controversy over the TARP program has been assertions by critics that the big banks were getting sweetheart deals as they exited the program. The criticism focused, in particular, on t... more
July 23, 2009
July 24 (Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. may have gone from public enemy to model citizen in eight days.The most profitable firm on Wall Street paid 98 percent of fair market value to buy back ... more
July 22, 2009
So Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) went ahead and ponied up $1.1 billion to buy back the warrants it issued the Treasury after it received a $10 billion capital infusion from the Troubled Asset Rel... more
July 21, 2009
Goldman Sachs  knows when to fold its hand. The bank announced on Wednesday that it would pay $1.1 billion to buy back warrants that it issued to the Treasury last October, at the height of the c... more
July 14, 2009
Treasury departments are still paying a price for auction-rate securities. On February 7, 2008, Joseph Broce, assistant treasurer of Ashland Corp., authorized Oppenheimer Co. to buy $15 million worth ... more
July 13, 2009
The Obama Administration’s plans to reform financial regulation pin part of their hopes on changes to accounting rules. Some of those changes, however, harken back to Enron-era tactics for earni... more
July 09, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Several Wall Street firms seeking to buy back warrants held by the government as part of the $700 billion financial bailout are complaining that the Treasury Department is demanding too ... more
July 08, 2009
The warrant valuations matter. First, if banks are on solid enough ground to pay back their bailout loans and take the final step of buying back the warrants, it is appropriate for the Treasury to neg... more
June 30, 2009
Following a year of pondering, listening, and reviewing, the Financial Accounting Standards Board has decided to eliminate the concept of qualified special purpose entities, commonly known as "Q's." F... more
June 29, 2009
With a number of the largest U.S. banks having repaid the capital they received from the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the only real string still attached to them are the warrants issued to the gover... more
June 25, 2009
June 26 (Bloomberg) -- The Treasury plans to sell warrants obtained as part of the financial bailout “quickly” after banks repay government shares. Banks will have 15 days after retiring g... more
June 09, 2009
June 10 (Bloomberg) -- Ten lenders that persuaded the U.S. yesterday to sell back preferred shares for $68 billion may need to spend another $5.1 billion on warrants held by the Treasury to free thems... more
June 02, 2009
The Senate passed an amendment in early May to allow the Treasury to exercise warrants at a later date, when bank stocks might have recovered even further, offering bigger profits for taxpayers. Sen. ... more
May 27, 2009
A new rule from the Financial Accounting Standards Board that would require banks and other financial firms to move certain losses from their income statements to their balance sheets is “incons... more
May 20, 2009
The Justice Department has questioned several former executives at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. as part of its criminal investigation into whether they sold supposedly safe, liquid securities t... more
May 20, 2009
Banks are being urged by regulators to pay closer attention to structured credit products in their portfolios, including mortgage-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations, and asset-backed s... more
May 12, 2009
The outlook for collateralized debt obligations backed by insurance company assets is looking increasingly shaky, Manny Modu, analyst at A.M. Best, told Markets Media Wednesday. A.M. Best has placed d... more
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