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 "the Direct Express":

"… nting and mailing paper checks. More than 5 million Americans now use the Direct Express card whose fees are lower than those charged by store-front check cashers. …"

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 "bank":

"… t Friday by Treasury’s inspector general. Taxpayers ended up paying the bank $32.5 million through March 2013 under an amended deal that officials offe …"

"… ervices. Treasury did not even realize Comerica had fallen short until the bank told them. Yet they readily agreed to pay Comerica retroactively for card …"

"… adline to stop using paper checks neared. Earlier, when it was selecting a bank to issue the cards, Comerica had claimed that it could handle up to 20 mil …"

"… d users without charging the government a penny. Treasury awards deals to banks without competitive bids under an obscure authority found in a Civil War- …"

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 "Federal Reserve Bank of New York":

"… who never worked in the administration — including the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, who was selected by the New York Fed’s board of directors (the majority …"

"… enerable Washington Post.Geithner, who was president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before joining the administration, had this comical exchange wit …"

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 "Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee":

"… s of his party. The Democratic National Committee (at least $1.8 million), Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (at least $1.4 million), and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ( …"

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

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

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 "bank":

"… B nominee? – President Barack Obama may nominate Raj Date, a former banker with Capital One Financial Corp. and Deutsche bank AG, to head the Consu …"

"… rong" in believing that tougher capital requirements aren't needed for megabanks because of the Dodd-Frank law's new bank resolution mechanism, writes eco …"

"… quirements aren't needed for megabanks because of the Dodd-Frank law's new bank resolution mechanism, writes economist Simon Johnson in the Baseline Scena …"

"… e Corp's new resolution powers can adequately handle the collapse of a megabank by imposing losses on creditors. But there is no cross-border resolution m …"

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 "Charles Grassley":

"… adversely affected if he was turned into a presidential appointee.”Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, a longtime champion of the inspector general community, is trying …"

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 "chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan":

"… dt; Stephen Elmendorf, Gephardt’s former adviser; Ken Duberstien, former chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan; and Janice O’Connell, former adviser to Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), chai …"

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?

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.

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 "American International Group":

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