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5 Surprising Conclusions About the Financial Crisis

A review of "After the Music Stopped." Full story

Former head of bank-rescue program dies at 69

Herbert Allison Jr., a former head of the U.S. government's bank rescue program and CEO of Fannie Mae after it was taken over by the government, died Sunday. He was 69. Full story

Former LA radio host gets 10 years prison in TARP fraud

(Reuters) - A former Los Angeles-area radio talk show host was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to running a $24.4 million fraud involving fake securities linked to the federal Troubled Asset Relief Program, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday. Full story

Treasury says cost of financial-rescue down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Treasury Department on Monday lowered its estimate of the ultimate cost of its financial rescue fund to $55.48 billion from $59.68 billion, reflecting a better-than-expected return on its bailout of General Motors. Full story

U.S. Treasury in no rush to exit Ally Financial stake: source

(Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury, under pressure to quickly wind down its crisis-era bailouts, believes it will take time to shed auto lender Ally Financial because the company's mortgage lending unit is in a messy bankruptcy, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Full story

Treasury selling last of its Citigroup securities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Treasury said it was selling the last of its securities in banking giant Citigroup <C.N> on Tuesday for an estimated $894 million, boosting government profits earned from bailing out the company during the financial crisis. Full story

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  Santelli: Don't Use Stock Market As Economic Barometer!

CNBC's Rick Santelli compares the TARP vote against stock market activity.

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