Financial bailout

Was Washington Right to Bail Out GM and Wall Street?

Historians will look back on Washington's bailout of GM and Wall Street as the right move. That's because it's now clear that the costs of doing nothing would have been far higher, and it turns out that taxpayers may suffer only limited losses on this economic Hail Mary pass.

A Grab Bag of Consumer Protections

Banks aren't too big to fail, taxpayers shouldn't have to shoulder bad decisions by corporate America, and consumers need protections from investment houses looking to boost their bottom lines, according to a U.S. Treasury official.