Treasury extends controversial bank-card deal with Comerica

By Daniel Wagner

Treasury extends Comerica program that exposed the elderly and poor to fraud.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Elizabeth Warren":

"… r bank partner after senators pummeled him during a hearing. Sen Elizabeth Warren asked incredulously if “we agreed to give Comerica — we, the U.S. gove …"

Treasury to Comerica: Take our money, please!

By Daniel Wagner

Officials handed bank tens of millions, asked few question, in troubled card program.

Excerpts from this story referencing "the Direct Express":

"… ing to save money, Treasury officials pressured vulnerable citizens to use the Direct Express cards. Comerica issued the cards under a contract that was supposed to be …"

"… pening them to new bids. Treasury, however, announced that it would rebid the Direct Express contract shortly after the Center’s earlier report was published. An of …"

ANALYSIS: Lack of leadership at the top of corporate ladder

By Wendell Potter

Misplaced values among health inusurers and investment banks.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Goldman Sachs":

"… g for-profit health insurers — two of which I worked for — in place of Goldman Sachs, where Smith worked until resigning on the day his column was published.Sm …"

"… Sadly, most of them did. By doing so, like Smith’s fellow employees at Goldman Sachs, they had made a conscious decision to think more about their own compensa …"

FACT CHECK: Obama White House ‘full of Wall Street executives’?

By FactCheck.Org

Conservative super PAC runs ad on 'Obama's Wall Street Inner Circle'

Excerpts from this story referencing "Germany":

"… odity Futures Trading Commission, and Phil Murphy, U.S. ambassador to Germany. But in its zeal to build its case against Obama, American Future Fund str …"

Corzine gave $5 million to help candidates win office; now he's being grilled by Congress

By Aaron Mehta and Sandy Johnson

Once a member of Congress, Corzine now grilled by lawmakers on MF Global

Excerpts from this story referencing "Goldman Sachs":

"… .Corzine made his mark on Wall Street, rising to become co-CEO of behemoth Goldman Sachs. After losing a power struggle with Henry Paulson, who later became Treasu …"

Judge in Citigroup case has bucked trend of rubber stamping SEC settlements

SEC has long history of settling cases without requiring companies to admit guilt

Excerpts from this story referencing "Judge":

"… ing giant would be a mere formality. But not in the court of U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff, who, much to the chagrin of SEC lawyers, was randomly assigned …"

"… t controversial. “We don’t have to negotiate for this,” he said. But Judge Rakoff doesn’t like it. Earlier this year, he slammed the SEC for not be …"

"… , but will simply resort to gagging their right to deny it.’” In 2010, Judge Rakoff “reluctantly” approved a $150 million agency settlement with Ba …"

"… tion, after having rejected an earlier, smaller deal. But make no mistake: Judge Rakoff is an outlier. Most Judges, including his colleagues on the bench i …"

Bailed-out banks paid no income tax in some years, according to study

By John Dunbar and John Dunbar

New study shows bailed-out banks among those companies that paid no income tax at least one year

Excerpts from this story referencing "Goldman Sachs":

"… News analysis of a new study of tax dodgers. Wells Fargo & Co., Goldman Sachs Group, PNC Financial Services Group, Capital One Financial Inc. and State …"

"… ers 2011, Wells Fargo "expects to pay significant income taxes for 2011." Goldman Sachs also received government money under the TARP program in the form of& …"

"… eign jurisdictions" as well as $300 million in taxes for 2010.  Goldman Sachs and State Street did not respond to a request for comment. …"

Reform reading: Will Warren aide fill top job at new consumer agency?

By Shirley Gao

Reform reading: Will Warren aide fill top job at new consumer agency?

Excerpts from this story referencing "CFPB":

"… and analysis related to the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.Warren aide as CFPB nominee? – President Barack Obama may nominate Raj Date, a former b …"

"… to Elizabeth Warren, the presidential advisor charged with setting up the CFPB. Some 44 Senate Republicans recently threatened to veto any nominee for th …"

"… Some 44 Senate Republicans recently threatened to veto any nominee for the CFPB top job unless power is stripped from the new agency. Presidential nominee …"

SEC watchdog: Becoming political appointee would jeopardize White House probe

By John Solomon

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s independent watchdog says a Congressional effort to convert his position into a presidential appoin

Excerpts from this story referencing "Stanford":

"… d 12 years of opportunities to uncover an alleged Ponzi scheme by R. Allen Stanford and failed to prevent the fleecing of Bernard Madoff’s investors.His lat …"

Goldman Sachs publicly backs financial reform — while dispatching army of lobbyists

By Adele Hampton

Amid attempts to rein in Wall Street, persuaders safeguard bank’s interests

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bear Stearns":

"… bying and political campaign contributions since the government bailed out Bear Stearns in March 2008, and a lobbying force of more than 240 former government off …"

Geithner moves to new home, but some question his temporary digs

By Philip Shenon

Geithner's Kalorama residence was rent-free for eight months, was it a violation of ethics?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… home of the ambassador from the Principality of Monaco; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lives nearby. Property records show that Zelikow bought the brick townhous …"

From Bank of America, two different stories about tracking bailout funds

By Ben Protess

Is Bank of America, the nation’s largest bank, tracking how it spends $45 billion in taxpayer funds?

Thousands of free trips taken by Pentagon staff

By M.B. Pell and Aaron Mehta

DOD personnel took $26 million in travel from industry, foreign governments.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Public Citizen":

"… no sense,” counters Craig Holman, a government affairs lobbyist for Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer group. Holman sees the industry-paid trips as an ext …"

No. 18 of The Subprime 25: American General Finance Inc./American International Group Inc. (AIG)

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $21.8 billion

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 "House Financial Services subcommittee":

"… ed in the insurance giant’s financial arm.As AIG CEO Edward Liddy told a House Financial Services subcommittee earlier this month, “The payment of large bonuses to people in the very …"