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    Impact of 2008 Financial Crisis

    Panelists including former representatives Barney Frank and Bill Thomas talked about the 2008 financial crisis and what has changed in the past five years. Among the topics they…

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    Tax Code Changes

    Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) outlined his committee’s efforts to write a proposal for changing the U.S. tax code. He said revenue must be part of tax reform…

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    Medicare Spending and Policy

    Health care, Medicare, and policy experts talked about curbing Medicare spending and the potential roadblocks to reforming the program. 

    661 views
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    Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Report, Commission Chair and Vice Chair

    Members of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission testified before the House Financial Services Committee on the commission’s report on the 2008 economic collapse.

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Systemic Risk, Ben Bernanke Testimony

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission about the actions of the Federal Reserve during the 2008 financial crisis and the future of…

    1,784 views
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    2008 Financial Crisis and Systemic Risk, Sheila Bair Testimony

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chair Sheila Bair testified before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission about the actions of the Federal Reserve during the 2008 financial crisis…

    751 views
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    2008 Financial Crisis and Systemic Risk, Wachovia Panel

    Witnesses talked about the banking industry and the 2008 financial crisis. Among the topics they addresed were risk management, government decisions on which financial firms were…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Systemic Risk, Lehman Brothers

    Witnesses testified about actions taken by the banking industry and the federal government in the 2008 financial crisis. Among the topics they addressed were monitoring systemic risk,…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Derivatives, Day 1, Goldman Sachs Executives

    Goldman Sachs executives testified about derivative trading and the 2008 financial crisis. Commission members focused on reasons for a subpoena to get the Goldman executives to testify…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Derivatives, Day 1, AIG Executives

    American International Group (AIG) executives testified about derivative trading and the 2008 financial crisis. Among the topics addressed were management decisions and corporate…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Derivatives, Day 1, Academics Panel

    Academics testified about derivative trading and the 2008 financial crisis. They provided background information and an overview of derivative trading markets, credit default swaps,…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Derivatives, Day 2, Regulators Panel

    Current and former regulators testified on the causes and consequences and role of derivatives in the 2008 financial crisis. Among the topics they addressed were the causes of the…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Derivatives, Day 2, Executives Panel

    Current and former Goldman Sachs and AIG executives testified on the causes and consequences and role of derivatives in the 2008 financial crisis. Among the topics they addressed were…

    2,348 views
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    2008 Financial Crisis and Investment Banks, Day 1, Panel 2

    Former Bear Stearns executives testified about the 2008 collapse of Bear Stearns, financial markets, and the “shadow banking system.” They contended that media reports and…

    899 views
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    Credit Rating Agency Business Operations, Panel 3

    Witnesses testified on the role of credit rating and the 2008 financial crisis. Former Moody’s executives talked about competition among credit rating agencies, their…

    396 views
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    Credit Rating Agency Business Operations, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified on the role of credit rating and the 2008 financial crisis. Warren Buffett and Raymond McDaniel testified about Moody’s business practices, the relationship…

    7,425 views
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    Credit Rating Agency Business Operations, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified on the role of credit rating and the 2008 financial crisis. In the first of three panels, witnesses focused on the credit rating process and potential conflicts of…

    1,180 views
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    2008 Financial Crisis and Investment Banks, Day 2, Panel 2

    The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission held the second of two days of hearings on the “shadow banking system.” Secretary Geithner called on the Senate to continue work on…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Investment Banks, Day 1, Panel 1

    Former Bear Stearns executives testified about the 2008 collapse of Bear Stearns, financial markets, and the “shadow banking system.” They contended that media reports and…

    1,463 views
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    2008 Financial Crisis and Investment Banks, Day 1, Panel 3

    Former federal financial regulators testified about the 2008 collapse of Bear Stearns, financial markets, and the “shadow banking system.” Among the topics they addressed were…

    891 views
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