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 "inspector":

"… program, which exposed poor and elderly Americans to fraud. Treasury’s inspector general plans to review the selection process that led to another contract …"

"… urse of selecting a bank under this authority, Rich Delmar, counsel to the inspector general, said in an email Monday. He said those are the standards by which …"

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 "inspector":

"… disabled Americans vulnerable to fraud and shoddy customer service, a new inspector general report says. Trying to save money, Treasury officials pressured v …"

"… ry. Yet the department did not properly oversee the program, Treasury’s inspector general concluded in the report to be released today. Officials ignored av …"

"… mation from Comerica, according to a report due out Friday by Treasury’s inspector general. Taxpayers ended up paying the bank $32.5 million through March 2 …"

"… ted in an email that “the word ‘mismanagement’ is not used” by the inspector general. The inspector general said Treasury’s official response failed …"

ANALYSIS: Lack of leadership at the top of corporate ladder

By Wendell Potter

Misplaced values among health inusurers and investment banks.

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'

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 National Committee":

"… ign committees, whose job is to help elect other members of his party. The Democratic National Committee (at least $1.8 million), Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (at leas …"

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 "Bank of America":

"… ge Rakoff “reluctantly” approved a $150 million agency settlement with Bank of America over its Merrill Lynch acquisition, after having rejected an earlier, smal …"

"… at looks like what happened when Judge Rakoff eventually signed off on the Bank of America case — some kind of statement of facts, significantly enhanced procedure …"

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?

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

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 "fundraiser":

"… oposal, according to news reports. Goldman also planned to host a campaign fundraiser in New York for Lincoln, who is facing a fierce primary challenge Tuesday. …"

"… . After the SEC filed its fraud case against Goldman, Lincoln canceled the fundraiser and said she wouldn’t take any more cash from the bank. Goldman executiv …"

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 "author":

"… Philip Shenon is a former investigative reporter at the New York Times and author of The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation (2008) …"

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?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Merrill Lynch":

"… America had misled investors about billions of dollars in bonuses paid to Merrill Lynch executives when the bank acquired Merrill in January.The Bank’s promise …"

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 "free travel":

"… ein lies the problem, military watchdogs say, with close relationships and free travel posing potential conflicts of interest. At the time, Prince Miteb was an a …"

"… spent by the pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers on free travel for Pentagon personnel may seem a wise investment to health care companies …"

"… researched industry influence on physicians. Fugh-Berman asserts that the free travel is part of careful planning by corporate marketing departments to subtly m …"

"… ess account.”Under current rules, buyers like Marx are allowed to accept free travel even to marketing events because it’s their job to receive sales pitches …"

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