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Pop Quiz: What Were the Most Expensive Affairs in History?

The recent revelation of Gen. David Petraeus' affair cost him a promising political career. But in the grand history of marital infidelity, it barely warrants a footnote. If you want to see where Petraeus ranks when it comes to expensive affairs, take our quiz.

A Quickie Guide to Career-Ending Political Sex Scandals

A sex scandal this week led to the resignation of Gen. David Petraeus and shut the door on a promising political career. Washington's halls of power are littered with the corpses of political careers killed by a sexual indiscretions. Here are six types of career-ending political affairs.

House Votes to End 'Car Czar,' 'Pay Czar' Posts

Republicans in the House of Representatives voted Thursday to eliminate the Obama administration's "car czar," as well as the "pay czar" who oversees compensation at companies bailed out with TARP money, and seven other presidential advisers.

Do Fannie and Freddie Have a Future?

The future of the government-backed mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which critics have accused of exacerbating the meltdown in the U.S. housing market, will be discussed next month at a conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

What's Inside the Financial Reform Bill

Senate and House negotiators reached agreement early Friday morning on the most sweeping overhaul of financial regulation since the Great Depression. It includes a version of the Volcker rule, creates a consumer financial protection watchdog, and limits derivatives trading.

Lawmakers Reach Deal on Financial Reform

Democratic and Republican lawmakers worked into sunrise Friday morning to reach a fractured agreement over financial regulatory reform. The so-called "Fin-Reg" bill hands President Barack Obama a solid political victory heading into the mid-term elections.

How and When Should U.S. Unwind Stimulus?

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and a panel of top economists will go before a House committee to discuss the right way to remove the crutch of government stimulus from the economy so that it doesn't knock the nation back into recession.

Henry Paulson's Memoir Is a Cautionary Tale

Henry Paulson's just-published memoir "On the Brink" recalls the financial crisis as it unfolded in the fall of 2008. Far from a gossipy tell-all, it devotes the bulk of its pages to the cautionary tale of how the world's financial system nearly collapsed -- and what he tried to do about it.

One Year Later: White collar reset

Amid all the Financial Crisis anniversary coverage, many of us will be trying to recall what we were doing this time last year on the week the world...