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WASHINGTON: A watchdog panel says it's still unclear whether U.S. taxpayers will ever fully recoup the US$182 billion they plowed into American International Group Inc., and the government should have used up all its options before bailing out the crippled insurance titan.
NEW YORK (AP) - The credit markets grew more tense Tuesday, boosting demand late in the day for both short- and long-term government maturities as doubts heightened on Wall Street about Washington's ability to solidify plans for a $700 billion bailout of U.S. banks.
The amount of debt outstanding at General Motors Corp, Ford Motor Co, General Electric and others dwarfs the amount of credit default swap (CDS) risk on the companies, according to new data.
CALL it by any other name, negative perception, weak confidence, sabotage, speculation or arbitrage, but financial markets will continue to race ahead in pricing in a worse set of outcome when there is a dearth of policy measures to counter specific market-related headwinds.
HONOLULU/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is ramping up attempts to safeguard its financial system from a worsening of Europe's debt crisis, joining nations in Asia, Latin America and elsewhere in trying to build firewalls.
WASHINGTON: The New York Federal Reserve (Fed) under Timothy Geithner failed to exhaust all options to arrange a private-sector rescue of American International Group before launching a taxpayer-funded bailout in 2008, a government watchdog group said yesterday.