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    Oversight of Agriculture Commodities Derivatives

    Witnesses testified about implementation of the financial regulation law that President Obama signed the previous July, and the effect of that legislation on the commodities and derivatives…

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    Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Report, Commission Members

    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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    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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    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 crisis,…

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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, and…

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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…

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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 and…

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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 culture at…

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    Women Trailblazers in the Law Project

    Brooksley Born talked about the American Bar Association’s The Women Trailblazers in the Law Project (WTP) that captures the oral histories of women pioneers in the legal profession. She talked…

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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 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 rumors in financial…

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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 Comptroller of the Currency, Day 2, Panel 2, Part 2

    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). Congress…

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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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