Subprime lending execs back in business five years after crash

By Daniel Wagner

Executives from all of the top 25 subprime lending firms are working in the mortgage business five years later.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… n Financial, a Pennsylvania lender. New Penn rose from the ashes of one of American International Group’s subprime subsidiaries. AIG is the global insurance giant that received …"

Ex-Wall Street chieftains living large in post-meltdown world

By Alison Fitzgerald

CEOs of banks that fueled the subprime crisis that led to the economic meltdown largely avoid consequences.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… onday, Sept. 15, and ended with the $80 billion bailout of insurance giant American International Group and the sales of Merrill Lynch to Bank of America, Wachovia to Wells Fargo …"

Yellen as Fed chair would be tougher on banks

By Alison Fitzgerald

Janet Yellen, President Obama’s intended nominee for Federal reserve chief, may prove to be tougher on banks.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… swaps — a type of derivative — caused the collapse of insurance giant American International Group. Post-crisis rules now require standard derivatives be traded through an …"

Bailed-out banks, Freddie Mac, AIG gave $6 million to 2008 conventions

By John Dunbar and Michael Beckel

Corporate donors to 2008 party conventions included financial institutions bailed out by government.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… big donors from the 2008 event that won’t be giving this time around — American International Group and Freddie Mac.The two institutions together gave $1 million to the Repub …"

Wisconsin Gov. Walker’s conservative media appearances pay off as he raises millions from out-of-state donors

By Kate Golden and Amy Karon

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's national conservative media appearances have helped him to raise millions from out-of-state donors

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… side Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, the founder of financial services giant American International Group.Liberal-leaning media, such as Madison’s The Capital Times newspaper and …"

Walker’s official work time declines as national fame grows

By Kate Golden and Amy Karon

Wisconsin governor's official work time declines as national fame grows.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… er in New York hosted by Maurice Greenberg, founder of the insurance giant American International Group.“The governor is a public servant,” said Dean Pagani, who covers guber …"

TARP helped stabilize financial institutions, but future success questioned

By Laurel Adams

The government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program, established to stabilize weak financial institutions, faces challenges in getting repayments

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… ve programs, like preserving homeownership and providing assistance to the American International Group (AIG), require ongoing attention.Without a plan to address workforce issue …"

The end of Lehman, part 3

By Ben Hallman

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, Michael Hudson wrote about how Lehman was a leader in turning what had been a backwater market for subprime

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… epo agreements as sales, Citigroup said it misclassified $9.2 billion, and American International Group said it misclassified $2.3 billion. Ultimately, the bankruptcy examiner o …"

Will financial reform melt the ICE Trust monopoly?

Wall Street has taken its share of licks in the past three years, but the big banks haven’t forgotten how to hedge their bets. ...

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… raded by parties with no control over the underlying debt. Insurance giant American International Group’s exposure to the CDS market brought the company to its knees, leading t …"

Even with U.S. oversight, AIG keeps secrets

By Ben Protess

Government overseers, all from Wall Street, resist disclosure

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… 0 to Democratic candidates, including Barack Obama. …"

Why Fannie and Freddie continue to cost taxpayers billions

By Ben Protess

Treasury secretary to testify Tuesday on mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddi Mac

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… tabs for rescuing the big banks, the automakers or even insurance behemoth American International Group (AIG).“These calls on taxpayer funds are troubling to all of us,” Edwa …"

What's still hidden in AIG's files?

By Ben Protess

Company trustees, lawmakers resist calls for more disclosure

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… ion has focused on one key outstanding question: Whether the giant insurer American International Group committed fraud in the run-up to its $182 billion bailout.The records of A …"

The roots of the financial crisis: Who is to blame?

By John Dunbar and David Donald

Banks that financed subprime industry collecting billions in bailouts

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… lending abuses. Four of those have received bank bailout funds, including American International Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc. The Center also conducted a computer analysis of …"

"… anking regulators after big losses on their portfolios of subprime loans. American International Group (AIG), better known for insurance and complex trades in financial derivati …"

Obama top recipient of AIG's hefty campaign contributions

By Kat Aaron

The American International Group, more commonly known as AIG, has become the poster child for the financial bailout. The company has receive

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… i, Rudolph W. (R-NY) — $13,200Source: Center for Responsive Politics. …"

The climate change lobby explosion

By Marianne Lavelle

Will thousands of lobbyists imperil action on global warming?

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… nd after it was swallowed by Bank of America), insurance companies such as American International Group (before it was forced by public outcry to quit lobbying a few weeks after …"

Oversight fails to keep pace with a changed market

By The Center for Public Integrity

Risky trades expand quickly with no oversight from SEC

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… grew markedly. In August, before the government bailed out insurance giant American International Group, it was revealed the company had sold $440 billion in shaky credit-default …"

More corporations pay less in taxes

By The Center for Public Integrity

Corporate tax payments accounted for 23 percent of all federal tax revenue in 1960. By 2007 that figure had dropped to just 14 percent

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… cial giants turning to U.S. taxpayers for costly bailouts — for example, American International Group, which recently received up to $123 billion in Treasury assistance — had …"

The party's parties

By Meredith O'Brien

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2004 — At this year's Democratic national convention in Boston, special interests are planning and paying for a reported

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… ntion. The remaining parties have as sponsors the likes of insurance giant American International Group, biotech firm Genzyme, telecommunications firms Time Warner and Comcast, l …"

"… er, a restaurant famed for its JFK room and JFK lobster stew, sponsored by American International Group, reports The Boston Globe. The senator and her husband, former President B …"

The Bush 100

By Derrick Wetherell

WASHINGTON, January 14, 2002 — The average net worth of the individual members of the Bush cabinet, including the President and Vice Preside

Excerpts from this story referencing "American International Group":

"… partment in 2001 over various tax, trade, and regulatory issues, including American International Group, Boeing, and Citigroup. Alcoa-which employed Dam’s boss, Treasury Secret …"

Rising caseload, fewer Labor Department judges triggers painful mix for suffering laborers

By Jim Morris

A federal worker compensation program once viewed as a model now suffers rising caseloads — but fewer judges, triggering frustration.

Wall Street favorite Rep. Garrett flirts with default

By Alison Fitzgerald

Will investment firms that deal in U.S. Treasury securities regret their support of GOP congressmen who are flirting with default?

Behind the story: how the Center revisited financial meltdown reporting

By Jackie Hryncewich

Senior Finance Reporter Alison Fitzgerald offers an insider's perspective on our "After the Meltdown" investigation.

OPINION: Health insurance 'producers' about to be on life support

By Wendell Potter

Health insurance 'producers' help raise the cost of insurance plans

ANALYSIS: Shareholders raising ruckus about CEO pay

By Wendell Potter

Big pay raises and parting bonuses increasingly raising ire of shareholders.

FACT CHECK: Santorum-boosting PAC slams Romney, Obama

By FactCheck.Org

Red, White and Blue PAC launches misleading TV ads in Illinois and Louisiana attacking Romney and Obama on debt, taxes and oil

ANALYSIS: Lack of leadership at the top of corporate ladder

By Wendell Potter

Misplaced values among health inusurers and investment banks.

Energy-backed firms award bonuses, file bankruptcy

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk

The DOE financed green energy companies that later fell into bankruptcy — but not before the firms awarded big executive bonuses

FACT CHECK: Crossroads GPS twists facts in Senate ads

By FactCheck.Org

Conservative group makes leaping statements in two ads attacking politicians

As they lobby for a tax holiday, some big multinational players say they've got plenty of cash on hand

By John Aloysius Farrell and Aaron Mehta

Big corporations seeking tax holiday are sitting on billions in U.S.

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