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    Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Final Report

    The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission released its final report on the causes of the 2008 financial crisis. According to the conclusions in the report, the crisis occurred because government…

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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 and future…

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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 financial…

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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, and…

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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 considered “too…

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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…

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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 between…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, Day 3

    Former officials from Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) and its successor agency in 2008, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), talked about their oversight of Fannie Mae.…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Fannie Mae, Day 3

    In the third of three days of hearings held by the bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC), former Fannie Mae executives Robert Levin and Daniel Mudd testified in the role of their company in the…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Citigroup Senior Management, Day 2, Panel 1

    Former Citigroup executives testified on the second of three days of hearings held by the bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC). Chuck Prince apologized for the impact of the…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Citigroup Subprime Mortgages, Day 1, Panel 2

    Several former Citigroup officials that testified before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission on their former company’s past mortgage lending practices. Congress formed the ten-member…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Citigroup Subprime Mortgages, Day 1, Panel 1

    Several former Citigroup officials that testified before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission on their former company’s past mortgage lending practices. Former CitiMortgage Senior Vice…

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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 relationship with…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Comptroller of the Currency, Day 2, Panel 2, Part 1

    The current and most recent former comptrollers of the currency testifed in the second of three days of hearings held by the bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC). John Dugan, the…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and the Federal Reserve, Day 1, Part 2

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was the lead witness at the first of three days of hearings by the bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC). Mr. Greenspan talked about what led up…

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    Causes of 2008 Financial Collapse, Day 2, State and Local Officials

    State and local officials testified about the 2008 financial collapse. Among the topics they addressed were mortgage origination lawsuits, mortgage fraud prosecutions, and the relationship…

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    Causes of 2008 Financial Collapse, Day 2, Federal Officials

    Obama administration officials testified about the 2008 financial crisis and the federal response to the crisis. Among the issues they addressed were lapses in financial market regulation,…

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    Causes of 2008 Financial Collapse, Financial Market Participants

    Financial market executives testified about the 2008 financial crisis. They focused on the causes of the crisis, decision making by bank executives and regulators, and levels of…

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    Causes of 2008 Financial Collapse, Financial Institution Representatives

    The heads of the surviving, large Wall Street investment banks testified before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission - a group chartered by Congress to look into the causes of the 2008…

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