Topic: Troubled Assets Relief Program
President Obama's proposed $3.7 trillion dollar federal government budget works some economic magic, from disappearing programs to mystery funding sources. Here’s a look at five key head-scratchers in the 2012 budget:
02/15/2011 07:26 pm
Raising the debt limit is about politics, not economics.
01/18/2011 08:35 am
History, it seems, will remember 2010 in the United States as the year of health-care reform, the Gulf oil spill, and the tea party movement. But the most widely covered stories are clearly not the only events that could shape the future of the nation. Here we note five overlooked stories of 2010 – developments that might have received some press coverage but perhaps not as much as they should have, given the impact they could have on various aspects of American life in the years ahead.
12/24/2010 01:25 pm
An ode to the economic recovery – and other news of 2010 – inspired by Clement Clarke Moore's classic Christmas poem.
12/24/2010 12:30 pm
If a TARP bank's stock went up due to several federal programs, which should get the credit from the CBO?
12/06/2010 11:28 am
The Federal Reserve offers details on the loans it gave to banks and others at the height of the financial crisis. One program alone doled out nearly $9 trillion.
12/01/2010 07:30 pm
Bush’s memoir details the decisions that shaped his life and presidency – but fails to open a window into his thinking.
11/10/2010 11:52 am
Many grass-roots activists want candidates to sign pledges to, say, undo health-care reform. Will such pledges tie lawmakers' hands later, or improve accountability?
10/27/2010 03:03 pm
Japan's central bank economists have tried everything to keep their economy afloat, including record levels of quantitative easing. Will America follow its example?
10/12/2010 02:05 pm
AIG plan involves converting bailout money into a common-stock ownership stake in the company, which the Treasury would sell over time. But the exit strategy isn't a quick or simple process.
09/30/2010 04:40 pm